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DoD, VA Joint E-health Record Ahead of Schedule

Esther Carey | Federal News Radio | July 2, 2012

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are ahead of schedule on the development and implementation of an integrated electronic health record system, said Barclay Butler, director of the Defense-VA interagency office. Read More »

DoD, VA Will Use Service-Oriented Architecture in Joint EHR

Ken Terry | Fierce Health IT | October 17, 2011

The ever-evolving, contentious effort to merge the electronic health records of the Department of Defense and the Veterans Affairs Department just took another step forward. Mark Goodge, chief technology officer of the Military Health System, announced that the integrated electronic health record (iEHR) will use common services applications rather than a single proprietary system, accordin Read More »

DoD, VA, and Federal Healthcare Leaders to Discuss iEHR Progression and Important Strategies for Successful Data Sharing and Interoperability

Press Release | Defense Strategies Institute | March 22, 2012

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) brought together senior leadership in October 2011 to look at the iEHR architectural roadmap that was released last spring, and now they are answering the call of “How to achieve success across domain data sharing and the iEHR while working towards clinically relevant, technically feasible, and financially viable innovations.”  Read More »

DoD-VA Interoperability Plans Lack Key Information

Susan D. Hall | Fierce Health IT | July 9, 2014

Reports sent to Congress on plans made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense for an interoperable electronic health record system fully satisfied only one of six statutory conditions placed on the project, according to new findings published by the Government Accountability Office...

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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 »

HIMSS12: VA, DoD 'A Force That Can Move Markets'

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 21, 2012

The closest thing to a stampede at HIMSS12 occurred as soon as they opened the doors for the joint DoD/VA iEHR panel discussion – as people poured in faster than previous session attendees could swim upstream and out of the room. Even the conference officials furiously adding new rows of chairs couldn’t accommodate the crowd.

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In Capitol Hill testimony, Baker touts open-source advantage

Joe Conn | Modern Healthcare | March 1, 2013

VA technology chief Roger Baker made a spirited defense of the VA's plan to save money and improve its own EHR system through an open-source EHR improvement effort. Read More »

Integrated VA-DoD Health Record at Least Five Years Away

Tom Philpott | | July 27, 2012

House committees on armed services and veterans affairs held a joint hearing Wednesday to review details of President Obama’s plan to improve the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for separating and retiring military members, with a kind of five-to-seven-day “reverse boot camp” available by late 2013 to smooth transition to civilian life and employment... Read More »

Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | April 22, 2013

The Defense Department's current approach to achieving health record interoperability with the Veterans Affairs Department is "manifestly inconsistent" with White House directives to adopt and use open data standards, according to a memo from the Pentagon's top systems evaluator. Read More »

IT workarounds at VA-DoD health facility costly

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | June 27, 2012

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago is the first attempt to fully integrate the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments' healthcare facilities, but delayed progress on information technology is proving costly, finds a June 26 Government Accountability Office report (.pdf). Read More »

IT Workarounds Complicate DOD and VA Health Center Effort

Staff Writer | Federal Computer Week | June 29, 2012

The Veterans Affairs and Defense department's efforts to integrate healthcare facilities has hit a snag. The two medical centers involved in the first full-scale attempt, involving the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago has had a hard time blending its IT, according to a Government Accountability Office report. Read More »

Measures: Surprising HIT Opportunities in Obama's Federal Budget

Andrea Falciani | Government Health IT | March 5, 2012

The recent release of the President’s 2013 federal budget indicates a robust market for industry in the health IT marketplace. The 2013 budget request is estimated at $11.8B, for instance, a slight increase from the 2012 levels of $11.6B. This boost in funding demonstrates the important role health IT provides in advancing our nation’s healthcare system...

MHS Gives Glimpse of Future HIT

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 21, 2012

In a session so crowded that conference officials closed the doors and effectively locked attendees out, Military Health System acting CIO Karen Guice, MD, offered a glimpse of the future of MHS health IT.

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Military Health System and TRICARE Lose Control Over IT Budget

Bob Brewin | NextGov | April 30, 2013

The Defense Department has quietly shifted management and oversight of health information technology, including procurements from the Military Health System and the TRICARE Management Activity, to Frank Kendall, under secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, Nextgov has learned. Read More »

OSEHRA 2012: 1st Annual Open Source EHR Summit

Conrad Clyburn | OSEHRA Blog | July 5, 2012

OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent, will convene the 1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit, 17-18 October 2012, at the Gaylord National Convention Center, Washington, D.C. The "Summit" will not only assemble the OSEHRA Community, now numbering over 1,000 individuals, for the first tiime, it will also provide a venue for Open Source  Health IT Training and Educational Workshops. Who should attend? Anyone interested in the convergence of open source business models, electronic health records, agile, open source software development, DOD/VA integrated Electronic Health Records (iEHR)s, and multi-sectoral, public-private health information exchange.

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