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Mary Davie: GSA’s FAS Arm, DHA Forge $5B Health IT Procurement Partnership

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The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service and the Defense Health Agency have formed a seven-year partnership to invest $5.4 billion toward the procurement of health information technology services and systems. Mary Davie, head of FAS’ integrated technology office, said in a Thursday blog post DHA will purchase new health IT services through …

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ONC Releases Updated Healthcare Systems Interoperability Guide

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has revised a catalog that lists federally recognized interoperability guidelines and standards for electronic health records systems in the U.S. The agency updated its Interoperability Standards Advisory publication as part of efforts to establish a national health IT infrastructure and track industry progress toward adoption of …

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FDA, NHLBI Look to Commercial Cloud Tech to Process Medical Data

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The Food and Drug Administration and a National Institutes of Health-run facility have moved to adopt cloud computing technology as part of efforts to accelerate processing time for healthcare information, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes the FDA rolled out an infrastructure-as-a-service platform that works to help agency users process …

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Frank Kendall, Christopher Miller: DoD Moves to Integrate Health Data Systems

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Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Defense Department has integrated its in-patient, theater and pharmacy data systems to comply with a requirement under the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Kendall told House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) in a …

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HHS Roadmap Seeks to Achieve Nationwide Health IT Interoperability by 2024; Karen DeSalvo Comments

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The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final document that details strategies on how to facilitate sharing of electronic health records and attain nationwide interoperability among health information technology systems by 2024. The HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology developed the Connecting Health and …

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