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VA to Seek EHR System Ideas Through Public Competitions

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to hold prize competitions to gather ideas on how to modernize its system for managing veterans’ electronic health records, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Bob Brewin writes that the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture will be updated in order for VA personnel to share …

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Report: Pentagon Could Award Up to $11B for iEHR Contract

The Defense Department will solicit bids over the coming months for an integrated electronic health record system worth nearly $11 billion, Nextgov reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes the Pentagon will seek a single vendor to oversee the integration of a commercial EHR system under the Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract. …

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Pentagon Calls for Info, Feedback on EHR System Infrastructure

The Defense Department is seeking information on minimum infrastructure requirements for building a new department-wide electronic health record system, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Kevin McCaney writes the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization program office issued a request for information to ask interested vendors for outlines of elements such as as hosting, …

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FDASIA Report Proposes Streamlined Framework for Health IT

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a streamlined, risk-based framework that medical device and information technology application developers can follow without the long lead times that typically come with agency approval amid a growing healthcare IT industry, FCW reported Monday. Adam Mazmanian writes this new approach to health IT is …

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