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Dave Bowen: Defense Health Agency Seeks IT Resources Consolidation

Bowen, DavidThe Defense Health Agency is looking to consolidate its technology platforms around information technology through shared services in an effort to achieve goals, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

Jason Miller writes that Dave Bowen, director of healthcare IT and chief information officer at DHA, intends to focus on five shared services, including medical logistics, facilities, health plan operations, IT and pharmacy.

“We basically were asked to develop a business case around how we would consolidate the military healthcare resources within IT and the other services within a shared services model as well,” Bowen told the station.

Bowen also told the station his agency plans to first migrate its email systems to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s cloud-based enterprise email platform.

Miller writes the agency will work with the Defense Department to develop a new electronic health record system and operate with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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