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HHS Adds 9 Members to Health IT Advisory Committees

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The Department of Health and Human Services has elected new members to the department’s Health Information Technology Standards Committee and Health Information Technology Policy Committee. HITSC recommends standards, implement specifications and confirm criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health data while HITPC suggest policies for the adoption of a …

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HHS’ ONC to Require Health IT Cost & Limitation Disclosures From Developers

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The Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released updated transparency requirements that obligate health IT providers to file full disclosures on product costs and limitations. ONC Policy Office Director Elise Sweeney Anthony and Steven Posnack, standards and technology lead, co-wrote in a blog …

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GSA to Assign New Special Item Number for Health IT Under Schedule 70; Roya Konzman Comments

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The General Services Administration plans to designate a new special item number for health information technology services under the agency’s Information Technology Schedule 70 acquisition vehicle, Federal Times reported Monday. Carten Cordell writes government agencies will have access to health IT services under 132-56 SIN. Roya Konzman, senior IT specialist at GSA, told Federal …

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ImmixGroup’s Lloyd McCoy: DoD’s FY 2017 Budget Request Seeks to Deploy Commercial EHR System by 2022

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Lloyd McCoy Jr., a market intelligence manager at immixGroup, has said the Defense Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2017 contains health information technology initiatives that would prioritize the deployment of a commercial electronic health record system. McCoy wrote in a Fedscoop commentary published Tuesday that DoD proposed the commercial …

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Jonathan Woodson: DoD Needs Enterprise Approach to Military Healthcare Management

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Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretary for health affairs, has said the Defense Department should overhaul its system for managing the care workforce and medical services across the U.S. military, DoD News reported Wednesday. David Vergun writes Woodson told audience at a CJ Reddy Leadership Course program held last week at the Pentagon he believes an enterprise strategy is …

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Steven Posnack: ONC Launches Interoperability Proving Ground

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a community platform for health information technology professionals to share and learn from interoperability programs in the U.S. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the Interoperability Proving Ground …

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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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