Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA)

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E-Records Project Taken From DoD Health Office

Tom Philpott | | May 3, 2013

After five years and an estimated $1 billion spent trying to build a single integrated electronic health record (iEHR) system with the Department of Veterans Affairs, defense health officials have been taken off the project, sources confirm. Read More »

Electronic (HTML) Telephone Triage Protocols & AHLTA

Julie S | | January 14, 2013

MHS Registered Nurses managed 2.9 million telephone consults in FY 2012. Based on experience, the average telephone consult takes 10 minutes. Approximately, 3 minutes, is spent typing out relevant signs and symptoms or home care advice. This results in 146,784 hours or 6,116 days or 14 years that MHS RNs spend simply typing information into the electronic health record (EHR). We can do better! Read More »

Epic Systems, Leading Defense EHR Bidder, Slammed For Lack Of Interoperability

Bob Brewin | | October 3, 2014

Epic Systems, considered the front-runner for the Defense Department’s $11 billion electronic health record contract, has come under sustained criticism for lack of interoperability with other EHRs, including most recently a front-page story in The New York Times last Sunday...

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Fixing The VA-DOD Health System Fiasco

Peter Levin | Politico | May 14, 2013

As health care plans nationwide enter the home stretch of implementing electronic records under the framework of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, and military service disability claims backlogs grow in size and attention, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon need a much more coherent approach to modernize and deploy their electronic health record systems. Read More »

Google, PwC Bidding for $11B DoD Health System Modernization Project

Jaikumar Vijayan | eWeek | January 18, 2015

When Google and PricewaterhouseCoopers announced a business partnership last October, they described the move as an effort to jointly compete for large projects leveraging PwC's consulting experience and Google's Cloud Platform technologies. Last week, the two companies followed through on that announcement with PwC including Google in a team that is bidding for a massive $11 billion health system modernization effort at the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Guam Sub Tender USS Frank Cable Upgrades Medical Department

Staff Writer | Pacific News Center (PNC) | March 17, 2014

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) upgraded its medical department's patient care medical records system from a local-only paper medical record system to the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP) system, March 11.

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Hagel Orders DoD To 'Restructure' Path Toward Integrated Health Record

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | April 17, 2013

The Defense Department is "way behind" the Department of Veterans Affairs as the government's two largest bureaucracies push toward the longstanding objective of achieving interoperable health record systems, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. Read More »

Hagel Promises Plan In 30 Days For DOD-VA Health Records Sharing

Chris Carroll and Leo Shane III | Stars and Stripes | April 16, 2013

Faced with tough questions from legislators, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday said he would decide on a plan within 30 days to work through the tangled process to seamlessly share medical records between the Department of Defense and the VA. Read More »

How Many Billions For The New Defense EHR?

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | July 10, 2013

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments in February ditched plans to develop an integrated electronic health record due to costs, which had soared to $28 billion, according to new testimony from Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Read More »

IBM Partners With Epic In Battle For Pentagon's Multibillion-Dollar EHR Deal

Frank Konkel | | June 10, 2014

IBM has teamed with electronic health records provider Epic to compete for the Defense Department’s Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract expected to be bid out this summer, with an expected value of approximately $11 billion...

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iCare to Showcase Web-Based HTML5 GUI for VistA at Military EHR Conference

Press Release | iCare | March 26, 2013

iCare releases pioneering new Graphical User Interface that would enable the Warfighter to access VistA on any device via any Web browser. Read More »

IOM: No More DoD-VA Integrated Medical Centers Until iEHR

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | October 16, 2012

Additional integrated health centers along the lines of the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Ill., shouldn't be undertaken by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs until they stand up an interoperable electronic health records system, says the Institute of Medicine. Read More »

Kendall: DoD 'May End Up With A VistA Derivative'

Molly Bernhart Walker | GovernmentHealthIT | May 23, 2013

As the Defense Department seeks a commercial solution for its electronic health record, it may end up with something akin to the Veterans Affairs Department's Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, or VistA, after all. Read More »

Lawmakers Push Hagel On DoD-VA Interoperability

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | April 17, 2013

Lawmakers on the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs committees are pressuring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for clarification on the agency’s plans for speeding up information sharing and updating its electronic health record system. Read More »

Leidos Team Touts Interoperability In Military EHR Bid

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | October 3, 2014

Time is running out for vendors to submit bids on the planned $11 billion, 10-year contract to deliver an electronic health records system to the Defense Department. The DOD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM -- pronounced "dim sum") is an ambitious plan to transform the delivery of care to the 9.6 million active-duty service members, their dependents, retirees and others...

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