Tag Archives: health

Military Health System Works to Strengthen Data Security; DHA’s Servio Medina Comments

The Military Health System has stepped up cybersecurity efforts in response to the increasing number of venues of access to information in today’s digital environment. Servio Medina, a cybersecurity leader at the Defense Health Agency‘s health information technology division, said in a statement published Friday on MHS’ website that he believes multiple data access venues increase …

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Army Natick Soldier R&D and Engineering Center Introduces New Harness Design for Fragment Protection

Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new harness design they created to protect wearers from blast debris in specifically the groin and femoral artery areas. The Army said Thursday the team made the harness design to provide fragment protection and help prevent debris embedding in the groin …

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Profile: Carolyn Clancy, VHA Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health, Quality, Safety and Value

Carolyn Clancy leads the strategic direction of the Veterans Health Administration as assistant deputy undersecretary for health, quality, safety and value. She has previously held roles including the agency’s interim undersecretary for health where she managed the nation’s largest integrated health care system as well as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality‘s director …

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Military News: 41 Service Members Test Positive for Zika Virus

Defense Department records have shown 41 service members, including a pregnant woman, have been diagnosed with the Zika virus since DoD began to monitor infections this year, Military News reported Wednesday. Patricia Kime writes U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Sakrisson confirmed that affected troops contracted the virus outside the continental U.S. and that …

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Army Org Conducts Preclinical Research on Zika Vaccine Candidate

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and partners at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have conducted preclinical research on a vaccine candidate to potentially prevent the Zika virus in humans, the Defense Department news service reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the U.S. Army research organization plans to commence human testing within the …

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Colorado Springs Gazette: President Obama Opposes VA Privatization

President Barack Obama has outlined his opposition against the privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs in an interview with the Colorado Springs Gazette published Sunday. Megan Schrader writes Obama plans to address what issues remain at the VA over the remaining few months of his second term and called a proposal for the …

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