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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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FDA Sends Draft of Health IT Regulations to Congress

The Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act working group has released a draft document that proposes recommendations about how mobile healthcare technology should be regulated, Government Health IT reported Thursday. The FDA, HHS‘ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Federal Communications Commision jointly developed the …

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GAO: HHS Should Re-Examine EHR Program Strategies

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Health and Human Services to realign its electronic health record programs strategies with intended goals. Participation in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record programs rose between 2011 and 2012 but a significant number of providers that joined in 2011 did …

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Nevada Health Chief Mike Willden Endorses Deloitte for Health Insurance Exchange Review

Deloitte Consulting has been selected to continue work for Nevada’s health insurance online marketplace upon a recommendation from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday. “My feeling was if you wanted action quickly you needed someone who isn’t at ground zero,” …

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