electronic health record

  • Increasing Knowledge About PHRs

    Do you know what a personal electronic health record is? If your answer is “no,” you’re not alone. PHRs can let people directly manage their own health information, like their health history, test results, prescription…

  • Small Business Health Information Technology Financing Act

    Congress is introducing new legislation designed to help small businesses adopt healthcare IT. The Small Business Health Information Technology Financing Act will help small businesses get over the financial hurdles that may prevent them from…

  • SSA Soon To Be Paper-Free

    Medical records, logs and patient information are still kept on paper at Social Security Administration employee health clinics. But not for long. The SSA is developing an electronic health record platform. Officials will test a…

  • Stadiums Utilize EHRs For Injured Fans

    Electronic health records are coming to a sports arena near you. A hospital in New Jersey is providing emergency medical services at a stadium that hosts the local major league soccer team. If a person…

  • DoD seeks ideas to modernize its e-health record

    The request for information is part of a broader effort to ensure DoD has capabilities to meet its growing needs and expectations. The Military Health System also has created an EHR Way Ahead Program Office to help oversee the modernization of the health record.

  • Army to use VA e-health system at Iraq hospital

    The Army will use an open source version of Veterans Affairs electronic health records system. The software will be installed at a 50-bed hospital in Baghdad.

  • Open data lessons learned at international conference

    Alex Howard, Washington correspondent for O’Reilly Media, shares the lessons learned from the International Open Government Data Conference.

  • Faster VA-DoD disability evaluations still far off

    Leaders in the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments say a new system that will let them jointly evaluate the disabilities of wounded servicemembers is a vast improvement over old procedures, but it will take another year or two before they can meet their goal of evaluating disabilities within 300 days.

  • VA, DoD to test initial joint e-health record in July

    Agency officials will meet in June to approve the rollout of the first piece of an integrated and interoperable electronic health record for soldiers and veterans. VA and DoD also are creating a centralized database that will be located in DISA’s data centers.

  • Gathering and securing health information

    Host John Gilroy is joined by John Booth, director of Web and New Media services at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service. October 11, 2011