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Report: Coast Guard Eyes Adoption of DoD-VA EHR System

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering a migration to the joint electronic health records system of the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Rear Adm. Michael Haycock, chief acquisition officer at the Coast Guard, told lawmakers at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday that the MHS …

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MHS Postpones Launch of New Defense EHR System to February; Stacy Cummings Comments

The Military Health System has rescheduled the implementation of a new $4.3 billion electronic health records system previously slated for launch in December due to compatibility and technical issues discovered during early tests, Military Times reported Tuesday. Leo Shane writes the MHS Genesis system rollout will begin at the Fairchild Air Force Base in February with other …

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GAO Recommends HHS to Update EHR Cyber & Privacy Guidance

The Government Accountability Office has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to update its guidance for associated healthcare entities on how to protect electronic health records against cyber threats and privacy violations. GAO said in a report posted Monday HHS’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidance for EHR security and privacy does …

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House Draft Bill Calls for Veterans Affairs-DoD EHR Interoperability Progress

House appropriators have drafted new legislation that seeks to limit some healthcare-related funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs until the VA certifies the interoperability of its electronic health records with the Defense Department’s EHR system. The Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act requires the VA decide …

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

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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NIH Grant Program Aims to Integrate Genomic Data into EHRs

The National Institutes of Health has unveiled a multimillion grant program to help researchers determine how genomic information could be part of electronic health records. NIH said Tuesday it chose 12 research teams to develop methods to personalize care based on patient DNA sequence data through the Electronic Medical Records …

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