The Defense Health Agency has created a new office to support the enterprise-wide implementation of a new electronic health record. The newly established Office of the Chief Health Informatics Officer will work with health information technologists, testers and health care providers for the adoption of MHS Genesis, the Military Health System said Wednesday.Read More »
Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, director for combat support at the Defense Health Agency, said the U.S. military's new electronic health records system works to help DHS manage the quality of care for personnel and protect their data.Read More »
The Defense Health Agency has begun taking over the responsibility for the management and administration of military treatment facilities previously run by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army.Read More »
Pat Flanders, chief information officer of the Defense Health Agency, said he is looking forward to the adoption of a commercial electronic health record, according to a report in Government CIO Media on Monday.
He is seeking to implement best practices to support the agency's efforts to deploy new technologies in tandem with industry.
The Department of Homeland Security is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to protect connected medical devices from emerging cyber threats, Federal News Network reported Thursday. In October, DHS began using the medical device security playbook the FDA issued to guide the government and industry in protecting such technologies.Read More »
The Office of Personnel Management seeks comments on a proposal to modify rules in direct hire authorities to address shortages in government IT employees.Read More »
The Office of Personnel Management has announced plans to introduce two direct hiring authorities as part of its civil service reform efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. Agencies will have a DHA for engineering; economics; math, statistics and actuarial sciences; physical science; and biological sciences effective next week.