Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt: CMS Urges Health Providers, Patients to Email Data Blocking Cases

Andy Slavitt The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has called on health professionals and patients to report cases of information blockages to the agency through a new e-mail ...
healthcare system

GAO: DoD, VA Need Time Frame, Outcome-Based Metrics for EHR Interoperability

The Government Accountability Office urges the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs to continue their work with the Interagency Program Office to establish interoperability ...
Rep. Michael Burgess

Rep. Michael Burgess Drafts Bill on New EHR Systems Interoperability Measures

Rep. Michael Burgess Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) is proposing new measures for vendors to comply with systems interoperability standards for electronic health records as he pointed to ...
health infosec

HHS Opens Health IT Contest to Address Heart Disease; Janet Wright Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has kicked off a challenge in search of health information technology tools from healthcare professionals as HHS seeks to address heart ...
EHR

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 ...
StethescopeonKeyboard

Capt. John Windom: Pentagon Wants Industry Proposals for EHR System

The Pentagon has issued a draft request for proposals to the private sector aimed at helping the department upgrade its legacy electronic health records system, the American Forces ...
StethescopeonKeyboard

Pentagon, VA Work Toward Interoperable EHRs; Theresa Cullen Comments

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have jointly created the VistA Evolution software program that works to help users share electronic health records, Federal News Radio ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall: Pentagon, VA Aim to Have Joint EHR System At Year’s End

Frank Kendall Frank Kendall, the Defense Department‘s top acquisition official, told reporters Wednesday the Pentagon should be able to implement a joint electronic health records ...
StethescopeonKeyboard

House Appropriations Panel Proposes $344M for Joint DoD-VA EHR System

The House Appropriations Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs includes $344 million for the development of the integrated electronic ...
HealthRecords

Pentagon Delays Integrated EHR System Solicitation

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the Pentagon to restructure its approach to developing an integrated electronic health records system with the Department of Veterans Affairs, ...