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HHS Seeks Comments on Draft Framework for EHR Systems Interoperability

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a draft framework that seeks to establish policies, technical standards and processes to facilitate health information sharing and interoperability of electronic health records systems. HHS said Friday the department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology drafted the proposed Trusted …

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HHS Adds 3 Members to Health IT Advisory Committee

Eric Hargan, acting secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, has appointed three new members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. HHS said Friday the appointees are Robert Wah, global chief medical officer at DXC Technology; Leslie Lenert, chief research information officer at Medical University of South Carolina; and …

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Army, Industry Collaborate to Develop Military Telemedicine Platform

The Army Medical Materiel Agency collaborates with industry partners to build a medical technology designed to automatically document patient data and track medication during the branch’s medical evacuation missions. The Medical Ultra Wideband Broadcast system uses a wide-frequency, bluetooth technology to help military clinicians access patient information, inventory and arrival times via a tablet, …

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Report: VA Inches Closer to Cerner EHR Devt Contract Award

The Department of Veterans Affairs expects to award Cerner a contract to build a new electronic health record system for VA as early as this month, Federal News Radio reported Friday. VA Secretary David Shulkin told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at a hearing Wednesday that the department issued to Congress a 30-day notice …

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Chris Wlaschin: HHS Cyber Center Aims to Distill Threat Info For Healthcare Sector

Chris Wlaschin, chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, has said that HHS works to extract key threat information for industry through the newly established Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. He told audience at an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology event held …

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