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

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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 between their electronic health record systems. GAO said in a report published Thursday DoD and VA need to set outcome-oriented metrics and goals to determine their progress in …

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

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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 concerns over the progress of interoperability efforts, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Marianne Kolbasuk McGee writes that Burgess is drafting a bill called “Ensuring Interoperability of Qualified Electronic Health Records” that also calls …

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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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