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Dave Bowen: DHA Plans to Standardize DoD’s Health Data Collection

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The Defense Health Agency is working to standardize health data collection for the Defense Department as part of efforts to modernize the military healthcare system, FCW reported Wednesday.

Dave Bowen, head of DHA’s health information technology irectorate and chief information officer for the Military Health System, told a forum that he intends to identify what data to collect, how to make information accessible and where to send it, Adam Mazmanian reports.

He also called on the surgeons general of the military services to approve a proposal for overseeing data collection, dissemination and designation, according to the report.

Bowen also plans to establish data architectures for consolidating financial data, Mazmanian writes.

FCW reports that DHA is set to receive proposals from vendors in October for the standardization effort and select a contractor in June 2015.

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