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What should be ahead for federal IT in 2014 after Hurricane ACA

HealthCare.gov was like other failed systems, the result of boiling a toxic stew of poorly defined requirements, the wrong contractor, insufficient oversight and unclear lines of authority.

Tags: HealthCare.gov , technology , cybersecurity , management , Affordable Care Act , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 02:04pm EST

3 takeaways from HealthCare.gov cyber hearing

HHS and CMS cyber officials tell House lawmakers the Affordable Care Act portal is meeting or exceeding industry best practices for information assurance.

Tags: Frank Baitman , Steve VanRoekel , Todd Park , Henry Chao , James Lankford , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , Kevin Charest , Barack Obama , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , HealthCare.gov , technology , Congress , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , FITARA

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:22pm EST

Affordable Care Act Showing Positive Impact

Despite the technical problems, the Affordable Care Act is already making a permanent, positive impact on the public and private sector workforce. The number of frontline and non-clinical health care jobs is expected to skyrocket, according to the College for America at Southern New Hampshire University. That includes the job of patient navigator that helps connect people to the new healthcare options. Medical office specialist and medical assistant are expected to be the third and fourth fastest growing job types through the year 20-20...and that's compared to all other jobs in all other industries tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report says the growth is due in part from the aging baby boomer generation...but also because of advances in health information technology. The number of jobs as a medical records technician is also expected to quickly rise.

Tags: GDIT

Friday - 11/22/2013, 01:53pm EST

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Tags: AFCEA Health IT Day 2011 , Beth McGrath , DoD , EHR , NIST ,

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 01:34pm EDT

VA counting on telemedicine to improve, expand care to vets

At a recent health IT demonstration, the Veterans Affairs Department showcased nine different technologies that it hopes will change how it delivers health care. The agency is testing medical mobile apps on iPads with 1,000 severely injured veterans.

Tags: technology , Veterans Affairs , Robert Petzel , Bernie Sanders , Heidi Martin , Shawn Hardenbrook , telemedicine , mobile computing , iPad , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:15am EDT
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DoD, VA reassure Congress of continued growth of health data sharing

House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees inserted a provision in the fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization Bill requiring DoD and VA to have an interoperable health record system by 2017. Agency officials say they already are and will continue to share health care data, but having one integrated, interoperable health care management system is no longer necessary.

Tags: technology , management , VA , DoD , Frank Kendall , Jonathan Woodson , Jeff Miller , Mike Michaud , House Armed Services Committee , House Veterans Affairs Committee , joint electronic health record , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:29am EDT
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Improving Healthcare Outcomes through IT Policy

How Health IT Enables Better quality at lower cost. Adapting IT processes to meet evolving public policy requirements is essential to delivering efficient, quality healthcare. Government, health IT professionals, and providers are racing to meet the changing federal and state regulations, while struggling with tightening budgets, sequestration, and mandates to improve care and reduce cost — all while expanding access to millions of new patients. Join us as we explore the many nuances to improving healthcare outcomes through IT policy with our esteemed panel of nationally-recognized experts in the field of healthcare outcomes and IT policy.

Join the conversation on these topics and more…at the 9th Annual Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition. Register today.

Registration is now Complimentary for Any Federal Employee or Hospital/IDN/Ambulatory Practice Employees!

Just announced Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM and Stephen Warren, Acting CIO of the VA have been added to the speakers for the Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: HiMSS , Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition , Roger Baker , Gayle Harrell , Lygeia Ricciardi , Elizabeth S. Holland , Carla Smith

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 01:38pm EDT
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