• DoD used planned system outage to prepare for transition to new TRICARE contractors, changes to health benefits

    December 27, 2017
  • DoD's adoption of a new electronic health record is a major driver for a bevy of other upgrades to health IT in the military health system, including a new, worldwide virtual private network and common desktop.

    December 20, 2017
  • What are the strategic priorities for the Defense Health Agency’s Component Acquisition Executive? How is DHA changing the way it acquires products and services? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Dr. Barclay P. Butler, Component Acquisition Executive at the Defense Health Agency.

    November 14, 2017
  • On this episode of CyberChat, host Sean Kelley, former chief information security officer at the Environmental Protection Agency and deputy chief information officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, addresses medical device cybersecurity.

    October 11, 2017
  • Trump's policies might save some money in DoD by reducing waste, fraud and abuse, but some changes, like the hiring freeze, might do more damage than good to the Pentagon.

    April 10, 2017
  • National Guard officials say dozens of people have been punished over a scandal that forced thousands of soldiers to have to repay their enlisted bonuses. But only one has been sent to jail. Congress held its first oversight hearing on the issue yesterday.

    December 15, 2016
  • The Defense Health Agency is still a nascent organization, but its task is enormous. Its purpose is to join together the military services’ medical commands. Section 702 of the 2017 defense authorization bill adds even more responsibility by putting military treatment facilities under DHA’s umbrella. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione speaks with DHA Director Vice Adm. Raquel Bono on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the agency’s future and the challenges it’s facing currently.

    December 05, 2016
  • DOD made awards in the next generation of contracts to run its TRICARE health plan: $41 billion to Humana and $18 billion to Health Net.

    July 25, 2016
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has had some success with a new model of paying health care providers. Rather than paying them for how many services they render, it's paying them according to health care outcomes and how well they coordinate among one another over individual patients. Dr. Paul Cordts, deputy director for health care operations at the Defense Health Agency, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how DHA could benefit from the same model.

    May 02, 2016
  • How is the Defense Health Agency changing the way DoD delivers healthcare? What are some of the key challenges faced in restructuring such a complex system? How is DHA transforming its health information technology portfolio? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with LTG Douglas Robb, Director, Defense Health Agency.

    November 03, 2014
  • The Defense Department says its forthcoming purchase of a commercial-off-the-shelf electronic health record system is the best way to bring it into line with modern health IT practices and make its data more interoperable. But even after the system is deployed, DoD will be living with legacy data and paper records for years to come.

    September 25, 2014
  • The Defense Health Agency is predicting savings of over $2.4 billion in the next five years by reducing duplication between the services, Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, director of DHA, tells Agency of the Month Host Lauren Larson.

    April 23, 2014
  • The Defense Health Agency is on a mission to improve health, wellness and readiness across the DoD workforce. It wants to fight obesity and destructive behaviors like smoking and alcohol abuse. Capt. Kim Elenberg is program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. On this week's episode of our Agency of the Month radio show, she tells Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson about Operation Live Well. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

    April 21, 2014
  • Top initiatives addressing nutrition, exercise and smoking will be implemented department-wide, Capt. Kim Elenberg, program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio program.

    April 17, 2014