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HHS Adds 3 Members to Health IT Advisory Committee

Eric Hargan, acting secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, has appointed three new members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. HHS said Friday the appointees are Robert Wah, global chief medical officer at DXC Technology; Leslie Lenert, chief research information officer at Medical University of South Carolina; and …

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Army, Industry Collaborate to Develop Military Telemedicine Platform

The Army Medical Materiel Agency collaborates with industry partners to build a medical technology designed to automatically document patient data and track medication during the branch’s medical evacuation missions. The Medical Ultra Wideband Broadcast system uses a wide-frequency, bluetooth technology to help military clinicians access patient information, inventory and arrival times via a tablet, …

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Report: VA Inches Closer to Cerner EHR Devt Contract Award

The Department of Veterans Affairs expects to award Cerner a contract to build a new electronic health record system for VA as early as this month, Federal News Radio reported Friday. VA Secretary David Shulkin told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at a hearing Wednesday that the department issued to Congress a 30-day notice …

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Chris Wlaschin: HHS Cyber Center Aims to Distill Threat Info For Healthcare Sector

Chris Wlaschin, chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, has said that HHS works to extract key threat information for industry through the newly established Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. He told audience at an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology event held …

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HHS Launches Updated Health Info Breach Reporting Tool

The Department of Health and Human Services has released an updated version of its web tool that works to provide details on breaches of health information. HHS said Tuesday the HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool now features optimized navigation for individuals who seek information on breaches as well as organizations that aim to …

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IBM’s Lisa Mascolo: VA-DoD EHR Partnership Could Help Transform Health Service Delivery to Veterans

Lisa Mascolo, managing director of U.S. public service at IBM’s global business services segment, has said the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to collaborate with the Defense Department to update the electronic health records system could help VA change the way it delivers health services to military retirees and their families. VA …

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VA, DOE Collaborate on Big Data Analysis for Veteran Healthcare

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy have partnered to analyze big data from the VA and other federal sources as they optimize healthcare for veterans and other citizens. The VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative will explore digital health and genomic data to support the development of treatments and preventive strategies in areas such as suicide prevention, cancer …

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Chris Wlaschin: HHS to Establish Health Cybersecurity & Comms Integration Center

The Department of Health and Human Services will stand up its version of the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in a move to help providers and consumers secure healthcare data, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the Chris Wlaschin, chief information security officer of HHS, said …

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