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

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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

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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

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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

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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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