electronic health records

  • Dr. Alan Constantian: VA embarks on electronic health records overhaul

    A pioneer in electronic health records, the Department of Veterans Affairs is embarking on a makeover of its flagship EHR Vista. Dr. Alan Constantian, the assistant deputy CIO for product management at Veteran’s Affairs, is directing the effort.

  • Dr. Keith Salzman: Physicians innovate with Electronic Health Record

    The Department of Health and Human Services reports that more than 8 in 10 physicians have adopted an Electronic Health Record. Challenges remain and the industry is transforming with each new step. Dr. Keith Salzman is a health fellow and Chief Medical Information Officer with IBM’s Global Business Services. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss some of the latest innovations.

  • Defense Health Agency hits major operational milestone

    Dave Bowen, the Defense Health Agency CIO, said getting the military services to sign off on a concept of operations for health IT shared services is a huge step toward meeting an Oct. 1 deadline to reach full operational capability.

  • Data management and storage

    John Williams and Christian Heiter with Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation join host John Gilroy to discuss how their company can help with with your data storage and data management needs. August 4, 2015

  • Pentagon, VA say they’re sharing health records despite separate IT systems

    Senior leaders from the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have been increasingly vocal in recent weeks about the work they have been doing over the past two years to achieve interoperability in the absence of a common electronic health record, vowing that they can meet Congress’ goal of health data interoperability without actually using the same software.

  • Jared Serbu: Advances are on the way for health record sharing between DoD and VA

    The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are about to undergo a quantum leap in their ability to exchange patient medical records between doctors in the two health systems – and it’s got nothing to do with the $9 billion electronic health record DoD announced it was buying this week. More from Federal News Radio’s DoD reporter Jared Serbu.

  • Dave Wennergren: Time to get the ball rolling on Pentagon’s new EHR system

    Leidos wins a $4.3 billion contract for a new electronic health record from the Pentagon. The acquisition process started two years ago after three draft RFPs, and three potential bidders dropped out or were eliminated. Dave Wennergren is vice president of technology at the Professional Services Council and former assistant deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that this project is a very big deal.

  • Jared Serbu: Pentagon’s long-awaited award for a new electronic health record is finally here

    The Pentagon capped off a more than two-year acquisition process for a new electronic health record today, awarding the contract to a consortium of companies led by Leidos. The new system will eventually roll out to more than a thousand sites around the world. It will replace DoD’s aging records system with a mostly-commercial IT product. More from Federal News Radio’s DoD reporter Jared Serbu.

  • Pentagon awards multibillion dollar health record contract to Leidos

    The Pentagon capped off a more than two-year acquisition process for a new electronic health record Wednesday afternoon, awarding a $4.3 billion contract to a consortium of companies led by Leidos.

  • Indian Health Service applying IT workarounds in light of poor broadband access

    Cmdr. Mark Rives, the director of IT and the chief information officer at the Indian Health Service, said the challenges of getting high-speed Internet access to rural communities is forcing the agency to figure out other ways to take advantage of big data tools and analytics.