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CHIME Asks ONC to Rethink NwHIN

Jeff Smith | Healthcare Informatics | July 5, 2012

CHIME submitted comments this week to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, responding to the agency’s vision for nationwide health information exchange.  ONC officials in May released a Request for Information (RFI) that sought feedback on how to establish a governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network (NwHIN). Read More »

DHS Seeks e-Records Vendor

John Pulley | NextGov.com | April 18, 2011

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to award a contract in September for an electronic health record system to manage health care for detained foreign nationals, including undocumented immigrants, Government Health IT reports. Read More »

Health IT Groups Criticize Information Exchange Regulation Plan

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | July 5, 2012

Organizations representing private-sector stakeholders have reacted negatively to the framework for governance and operations of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) that the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) described in a recent request for information (RFI). Read More »

Kitware's Contribution to the OSTP RFI On Publically Funded Data: the “Open Source Way”

Peter Murray-Rust | A Scientist and the Web | January 5, 2012

Here I want to applaud the response from Kitware, a company I know remotely (though have never visited). I work closely with Marcus Hanwell, who has developed Avogadro, an Open Source molecular editor (picture at the end of this mail). Read More »

National Cancer Institute RFI For Open Development Initiative

National Cancer Institute | FedBizOpps.Gov | June 21, 2011

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) is requesting information from open development community experts about models of open development applicable to the biomedical research community.

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RFI & RFP to be issued for VA/DoD iEHR software modules

Stephen Hufnagel | OEHRA News | June 4, 2012

CALL FOR INTEREST & PARTICIPATION: The VA/DoD Integrated Elctronic Health Rcord (iEHR) program will be issuing Requests for Information (RFIs) in June on Laboratory, Pharmacy and Immunization. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be issues around labor day. Immunization Management seems to be a perfect opportunity for the Open Source Community, including interested VA developers, to come together with repurposed VistA, CHCS and other Open Source alternatives to a purely commercial solution to iEHR capabilities/ applications. Read More »

VA, DoD Set to Add Pharmacy Component to EHR System

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | June 6, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense are ready to add the pharmacy component to their integrated EHR (iEHR) system, according to a request for information recently posted by the iEHR Integrated Program Office. Read More »

Who Wants a Cell Plan with Unlimited Texting? VA Does.

Bob Brewin | NextGov | July 24, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department would like to end up with only one cellphone bill. VA earlier this month kicked off the process for a national contract that covers voice and data airtime, as well as hardware such as smartphones and tablet computers... Read More »