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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.