Chuck Hagel

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DoD Gives Industry Homework Around e-health Records, Intel IT Services

Jason Miller | Federal News Radio | October 9, 2013

Despite the government shutdown, the Defense Department is giving industry some homework. Read More »

DOD Isn’t Ready To Let Go Of Legacy EHR Just Yet

Jennifer Bresnick | Government Health IT | November 6, 2013

The Department of Defense may be flirting with commercial EHR vendors, but they’re not ready to commit to an off-the-shelf product just yet.  In a request for information released this week, the Defense Health Agency indicated that it is looking for support of its Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) through 2018 [...]. Read More »

DoD Loses Control Of Health IT Budget After Fumbling iEHR

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | May 1, 2013

The Pentagon has taken away the Military Health System’s toys after MHS leaders failed to play nice with billions of dollars allotted to developing an integrated EHR with the Department of Veterans Affairs... Read More »

DoD Takes New EHR Direction, But It Still Isn’t The Right One

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | May 23, 2013

At a brief press conference on Wednesday, journalists watched in slightly bemused fascination as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics Frank Kendall attempted to explain the Department of Defense’s new direction in its ongoing efforts to modernize its electronic health record system while improving interoperability with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). [...] Read More »

DOD, VA Pressed On Creating Electronic Medical Records

Leo Shane III | Stars and Stripes | July 10, 2013

Lawmakers on Wednesday lamented stagnation in creating lifelong electronic medical records for troops and veterans, decrying a lack of leadership on the issue from the Defense Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the White House. Read More »

DoD, VA Reassure Congress Of Continued Growth Of Health Data Sharing

Jason Miller | Federal News Radio | July 11, 2013

Defense and Veterans Affairs department officials are reassuring House lawmakers that just because they are developing separate electronic health systems, it doesn't mean the two departments aren't sharing electronic health records today and will share even more in the future. Read More »

DoD, VA Spent Bulk Of 2012 iEHR Budget On Support Contracts

Staff Writer | Hospital EMR & EHR | November 27, 2013

The VA and DoD’s iEHR project may or may not come together, but it seems clear that at least one party is getting ahead — the vendors the agencies retained to support the project. Read More »

DoD/VA EHR Integration and Interoperability Conference

Press Release | Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) | August 22, 2013

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces the DoD/VA EHR Integration and Interoperability scheduled for September 16-18, 2013 in Arlington, VA. Read More »

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 »

Hagel And Shinseki May Rethink Integrated Health Record

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | March 20, 2013

I have picked up strong signals from multiple sources that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who took office on Feb. 27, has already met with Veterans Affairs chief Eric Shinseki, with the integrated electronic health record a key topic of their meeting. Read More »

Hagel lauded as early VA EHR protector

Joe Conn | Modern Healthcare IT | January 11, 2013

In 1981, Hagel, then age 35 and a former Army sergeant who received two Purple Hearts for wounds in Vietnam, was fresh from the campaign of newly elected President Ronald Reagan. He provided some badly needed political support for the rebel programmers, who had collectively begun to see themselves as members of the VA's “Underground Railroad.” Read More »

Hagel mulls putting Defense Dept. on VistA

Joe Conn | Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress this week that he is investigating the possibility of switching the military's health records to the Veteran Administration's VistA to deal with long-running interoperability issues between the two systems. Read More »

Hagel Opts for Commercial Electronic Health Record Software

Bob Brewin | NextGov | May 21, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opted to run procurements for commercial electronic health record software, which will “likely” include software based on the system used by the Veterans Affairs Department. The move is considered a blow to VA and a boon to the healthcare information technology industry, multiple sources said. Read More »

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 Orders Health System Action Plans, Data Review

Dan Verton | FedScoop | October 1, 2014

A comprehensive review of the Military Health System released Wednesday found that the Pentagon’s 56 hospitals and 361 clinics generally provide the same quality of care found in the private sector, but the department lacks concrete data and analysis capabilities that could help it improve performance, safety and access to care, especially at facilities found to be significantly underperforming in certain categories...

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