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Report: VA IT Nominee James Paul Gfrerer to Appear Before Senate Panel for Confirmation Hearing

James Paul Gfrerer, the White House’s nominee for the role of assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is scheduled on Sept. 5 to appear before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for his nomination hearing, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

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Report: Senate’s FY 2019 Minibus Measure to Appropriate $60M for Health IT Interoperability Efforts

A package of fiscal 2019 appropriations bills passed by the Senate would earmark $60.3M in funds to support the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s health IT interoperability efforts, Meritalk reported Monday.

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HHS to Hire Chief Health Informatics Officer for CMS

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for a chief health informatics officer to produce health information technology requirements and content that could boost innovation and interoperability for the department. A USAJobs notice published June 21 says the person to be hired will help HHS’ Centers for Medicare …

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CMS Chief Seema Verma Unveils 2 EHR Platforms at HIMSS Annual Conference

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a new initiative designed to provide patients access to their electronic health records and share their data with their preferred health care providers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma unveiled the MyHealthEData initiative at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference Tuesday …

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Report: DoD Suspends Commercial EHR Deployment to Review, Address Issues

The Defense Department has ordered an eight-week suspension on the deployment of its commercial electronic health records system as the agency works to evaluate and address workflow issues and other concerns related to the platform’s implementation, Nextgov reported Tuesday. David Norley, a spokesperson for the Defense Healthcare Management System, told Nextgov …

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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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VA Pilot Program Tests Cloud-Based Telehealth Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the midst of a pilot program that uses a tablet technology designed to help healthcare providers, such as home health nurses, document the progress of patients’ healing. Christopher Menzie, public affairs specialist for VA’s San Diego Healthcare System, wrote in a blog post …

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ONC to Host Server Vulnerability Discovery Challenge

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has introduced a prize competition that aims to determine potential vulnerabilities from the implementation of open source Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources servers. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s standards and technology office, wrote in a blog post published Oct. 10 the agency seeks …

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