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Mary Davie: GSA’s FAS Arm, DHA Forge $5B Health IT Procurement Partnership

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The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service and the Defense Health Agency have formed a seven-year partnership to invest $5.4 billion toward the procurement of health information technology services and systems. Mary Davie, head of FAS’ integrated technology office, said in a Thursday blog post DHA will purchase new health IT services through …

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ONC Releases Updated Healthcare Systems Interoperability Guide

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has revised a catalog that lists federally recognized interoperability guidelines and standards for electronic health records systems in the U.S. The agency updated its Interoperability Standards Advisory publication as part of efforts to establish a national health IT infrastructure and track industry progress toward adoption of …

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FDA, NHLBI Look to Commercial Cloud Tech to Process Medical Data

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The Food and Drug Administration and a National Institutes of Health-run facility have moved to adopt cloud computing technology as part of efforts to accelerate processing time for healthcare information, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes the FDA rolled out an infrastructure-as-a-service platform that works to help agency users process …

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HHS Roadmap Seeks to Achieve Nationwide Health IT Interoperability by 2024; Karen DeSalvo Comments

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The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final document that details strategies on how to facilitate sharing of electronic health records and attain nationwide interoperability among health information technology systems by 2024. The HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology developed the Connecting Health and …

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HHS Updates Federal Health IT Plan; Karen DeSalvo Comments

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The Department of Health and Human Services has released the final version of a federal plan intended to help improve the national health information technology infrastructure. The agency’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology updated the plan with input from various sectors gathered last year via public comment, collaborations, health IT policy …

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Dave Bowen: DHA Nears Full Operational Capability After Military Approval of Health IT Shared Services

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The Defense Health Agency is near full operational capability following an approval by the military service branches for DHA’s concept of operations on health information technology shared services, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Dave Bowen, CIO of the Military Health System, told the station that the approval is an operational milestone for DHA …

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Karen DeSalvo to Receive HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Nomination

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Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to the role of assistant secretary for health at HHS on a full-time basis. The White House’s announcement posted Wednesday noted that DeSalvo has held the post on an acting basis since October. She …

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