In today’s Federal Newscast, three federal agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together in using 3D printing technology to build devices and objects used to treat coronavirus.
The Defense Health Agency looks to collapse multiple legacy health IT networks used by military hospitals and clinics into a single modern network.
It looks as if the coronavirus crisis might force some needed workforce reforms permanently.
Tele-everything has taken on supreme importance as the nation battles the coronavirus, and telemedicine might be among the most powerful tools for the VA.
The National Institutes of Health, however, is taking a “people-centric approach” to this cybersecurity challenge.
HHS made recommendations to covered entities to improve the security of their electronic health records.
Errol Weiss, the H-ISAC’s chief security officer, told Federal News Network the organization primarily exists to keep medical devices manufacturers and health care providers – such as clinics and hospitals – appraised of known IT vulnerabilities.
The decision to delay the initial rollout of new electronic health record capabilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs will get a closer look from Congress this week, as the inspectors general at both VA and the Defense Department announced the start of a rare, joint audit of the agencies’ EHR modernization efforts.
A more connected health IT landscape also increases the cyber threat landscape and introduces new challenges for security professionals.
Members on the House Veterans Affairs Committee say they plan to double down on their oversight of VA’s electronic health record modernization amid a recent decision to delay the initial rollout.
The department had planned to deploy the multibillion dollar EHR at its first site in Spokane, Washington, next month. Officials said they would announce a new schedule “in the coming weeks.”
Defense health IT officials say they’re seeing only about one-third the number of trouble tickets as they encountered during the initial wave of MHS Genesis deployments.
The Army’s General Fund Enterprise Business System will complete its migration to a commercial cloud next fiscal year, while VA will take another shot at moving to a consolidated financial management system this summer.
The Department of Veterans Affairs set of deadline of March, 28, 2020 to deploy a first “block” of Cerner electronic health record capabilities at its first “go-live” site in Spokane, Washington. VA said it’s confident it’ll have a smooth roll-out, and Congress said it’s “cautiously optimistic.”