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Dave-Bowen

Dave Bowen: DHA Plans to Standardize DoD’s Health Data Collection

Dave Bowen The Defense Health Agency is working to standardize health data collection for the Defense Department as part of efforts to modernize the military healthcare system, FCW ...
Mary-Ann-Rockey

Mary Ann Rockey: DoD Working to Merge Legacy Data Into New Military EHR System

The Defense Department has started laying the groundwork to make data in its existing health information systems interoperable with the agency’s future electronic health records ...
Karen DeSalvo

Karen DeSalvo Pushes for Interoperability with Other Arenas to Build Health IT Systems

Karen DeSalvo Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for Health Information Technology, believes there are assets and methods outside of the medicine space that healthcare professionals ...
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VA Seeks Contractor to Support ‘Veterans Choice’ Healthcare Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to contract a vendor to help the agency implement measures mandated by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. VA said Friday ...
Shannon Hader

Futures Group VP Shannon Hader to Head CDC HIV/AIDS Programs; Chris LeGrand Comments

Shannon Hader Shannon Hader, vice president and director of Futures Group‘s Center for Health Systems and Solutions, has been appointed director of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...
Marilyn Tavenner

Marilyn Tavenner: CMS Gives Healthcare Providers Flexibility on EHR Meaningful Use

Marilyn Tavenner The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has finalized a rule that aims to give eligible clinicians and hospitals greater flexibility in demonstrating meaningful ...
Health

Col. Michael Kozar: Pentagon Joins Fight Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

The Defense Department invests more than $40 million a year in medical research programs that aim to develop vaccines or drugs for treating antibiotic-resistant infections, Military ...
Barack Obama

Obama Initiatives Aim to Increase Vets’ Access to Mental Health Services

President Barack Obama has introduced a string of measures aimed at removing the barriers to mental health treatment of military veterans, Reuters reported Tuesday. Mark Felsenthal ...
GAO

GAO: CMS Should Bolster Guidance of Postpayment Claims Review Process

A Government Accountability Office report on contractors that examine postpayment claims for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends CMS establish stronger oversight ...
Courtesy: National Science Foundation

NSF Picks 36 University-Led Consortia for Neurotech R&D Grants; John Wingfield Comments

Thirty-six research teams have been awarded $10.8 million in total grants from the National Science Foundation to study the workings of the human brain. NSF said Monday that each university-led ...