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IBM’s Lisa Mascolo: VA-DoD EHR Partnership Could Help Transform Health Service Delivery to Veterans

Lisa Mascolo, managing director of U.S. public service at IBM’s global business services segment, has said the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to collaborate with the Defense Department to update the electronic health records system could help VA change the way it delivers health services to military retirees and their families. VA …

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Chris Wlaschin: HHS to Establish Health Cybersecurity & Comms Integration Center

The Department of Health and Human Services will stand up its version of the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in a move to help providers and consumers secure healthcare data, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the Chris Wlaschin, chief information security officer of HHS, said …

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HHS Seeks to Advance Blockchain-Based Tools Devt for Health IT Via Code-a-Thon

The Department of Health and Human Services has initiated efforts to advance the development and adoption of blockchain technology-based platforms designed to facilitate health records management and interactions between patients and health providers, Nextgov reported Thursday. Mohana Ravindranath writes HHS’ office of the national coordinator for health information technology partnered …

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Deltek Report: DoD JIE Initiative Presents Opportunities for Data Center Services, SaaS Providers

A new Deltek report predicts that the Defense Department‘s efforts to implement the Joint Information Environment will open opportunities for industry providers of on-premise data center services and software-as-a-service platforms. The company’s “Defense IT: Priorities and Strategies, 2017 and Beyond” report found that  DoD aims to integrate big data analytics into JIE to help strengthen cybersecurity of …

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ONC Seeks Online Generator for Health IT Privacy Info

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a prize challenge to create an online generator that would help health information technology developers provide privacy policy notices on health IT products. The Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge calls for designers, developers and health data experts to build a web-based tool …

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CBO: Senate’s Federal Health IT Bill Would Cost $122M Through 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that it would cost $122 million over the 2017 to 2021 period to implement a bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to expand federal health information technology programs. CBO said Friday the Senate’s Improving Health Information Technology Act would not affect direct spending or on-budget deficits through four consecutive 10-year periods beginning …

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Tom Sharpe Offers Updates on GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Programs for FY 2016

The General Services Administration has provided updates on programs that the Federal Acquisition Service has launched during fiscal year 2016. Tom Sharpe, FAS commissioner at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Nov. 7 that the agency’s Acquisition Gateway, a platform that seeks to support category management, has reached 10,000 users in FY 2016. …

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VA Unveils New Medical, Surgical Equipment Procurement Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled a new medical and surgical products acquisition program with the goal to simplify the procurement process at VA hospitals and clinics. VA said Thursday the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor–Next Generation program will work to streamline the process for ordering, tracking and procurement methods of clinical  supplies. As part of the initiative, …

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