Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA)

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ManTech Awarded $20.5 Million To Support AHLTA For The DoD

Press Release | ManTech International Corporation | November 6, 2012

The TriCare Management Activity (TMA) Contract Operations Division (COD) has awarded Evolvent Technologies...a contract to provide new development and sustainment support for the AHLTA-Theater application to include code optimization, database conversion, capability and new feature additions, mobile computing enhancements, and code upgrades. Read More »

MHS, Navy CIOs Discuss EHR Adoption, DoD Choices At Summit

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | June 14, 2013

The CIOs of the Military Health System (MHS) and the US Navy, David Bowen and Commander Cayetano S. Thornton, took the stage at the Government Health IT Conference and Exhibition this week to discuss EHR adoption, modernization, and the swirling questions surrounding the Department of Defense’s efforts to find a suitable EHR to meet their needs. Read More »

Military Health System Loses Control Of Its IT Spending

Tom Munnecke | Tom Munnecke's Eclectica | May 3, 2013

Here’s the latest event in the saga of VA/DoD health information sharing from Bob Brewin: Military Health System and TRICARE Lose Control Over IT Budget Read More »

More Symantec Woes: Software Update Shuts Down Military EHR

Gienna Shaw | Fierce Health IT | January 26, 2012

A software update was to blame for the shutdown of active-duty and retired military personnel and their families, according to Nextgov. The Department of Defense shut down its electronic health record system, the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) on Jan. Read More »

Navy To VA: We Printed Out Health Records And Mailed Them

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | December 19, 2013

Decades after the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs Department developed separate electronic health records for military personnel and veterans, here’s how the Navy transfers potentially millions of pages of sailors’ and Marines’ medical files to VA: It prints them out on paper and mails them via the U.S. Postal Service, Nextgov has learned. Read More »

News Transcript

Staff Writer | Department of Defense (DoD) | May 22, 2013

DOD Briefing by Under Secretary Kendall on the Electronic Health Record Modernization and Healthcare Management Software from the Pentagon Briefing Room Read More »

Pentagon Accepts Bids on Long-Awaited Health Records Contract

Frank Konkel | Nextgov | August 26, 2014

The Defense Department on Monday opened its Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract to bids, beginning what could be an $11 billion effort over the next decade to modernize the way the Pentagon provides health care to service members. Read More »

Pentagon Kicks Off Procurement To Maintain Current Health Record Until 2018

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | January 2, 2014

The Defense Health Agency has kicked off a procurement to sustain the current Defense Department electronic health record system through the end of 2018, potentially pushing back deployment of a new military EHR until 2019. Read More »

Pentagon's Electronic Health Record Gets a Life Extension

Bob Brewin | NextGov | October 31, 2013

The Defense Health Agency plans to extend the life of the department’s electronic health record -- the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application, or AHLTA -- through 2018, a sign that it will take until then to field a new and improved EHR. Read More »

Pentagon’s Electronic Health Record Not Ready for Initial Use Until 2017

Bob Brewin | NextGov | November 19, 2013

The Defense Department will not start deploying its modernized electronic health record until 2017, nine years after President Obama called on the Pentagon and the Veterans Affairs Department to develop a joint EHR. Read More »

SAIC Wins More TRICARE Business

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | February 6, 2012

File this one under irony. Science Applications International Corp., the outfit that jeopardized the health care records of 4.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries when computer tapes containing the data were stolen from an employee's car, just received a sole-source contract to continue supporting the Defense Department core electronic health record system.

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Should the DoD Buy Epic, or Cerner, or GE, or...?

Margalit Gur-Arie | On Health Care Technology | July 12, 2013

After a lengthy foray into building its own EHR from scratch (AHLTA) [...] and another shorter detour through the fantasy land of an open-source integrated EHR (iEHR) [...], the DoD announced that it will begin looking for a commercially available product to suit the DoD’s unique needs. Read More »

Should The DoD Buy Epic, Or Cerner, Or GE, Or…?

Margalit Gur-Arie | HIT Consultant | July 23, 2013

The Department of Defense (DoD) is in the market for an EHR solution… again. After a lengthy foray into building its own EHR from scratch (AHLTA), [...] and another shorter detour [...] with the Veteran Administration (VA), [...] the DoD announced that it will begin looking for a commercially available product to suit the DoD’s unique needs. Read More »

Software Upgrade Knocks Out Defense Health Record System

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | January 19, 2012

The Military Health System shut down the AHLTA clinical data repository -- which stores 9.7 million electronic records for active-duty and retired military personnel and their families -- after experiencing problems with a commercial software package that manages data storage, a top MHS official told Nextgov.

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The IT Dashboard: Not Exactly Transparent

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 29, 2013

Is the Federal IT Dashboard really providing more transparency or just more fog? Read More »