Tag Archives: health

Study Examines Sequestration Cuts on Federal Health, Safety Agencies

The Center for Effective Government has published a document on the potential effects of sequestration on the Mine Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. House Republicans have suggested lower budget allocations in an appropriations bill for the agencies’ fiscal year …

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Jonathan Woodson: Sequestration Reduces Medical Facility Funds

The Defense Department‘s top doctor is concerned about sequestration’s effects on patients, staff and facilities in the military healthcare system. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary for health affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee will take away funding used to maintain, restore and update military medical facilities, American Forces Press …

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Profile: Paula Friedman, Acting PEO for TRICARE Joint Medical Info Systems

Paula Friedman serves as acting program executive officer for joint medical information systems at the TRICARE Management Activity, where she provides acquisition oversight and guidance to staff responsible for automated clinical capabilities for the Military Health System. Before joining TMA, the 20-year information technology veteran served as program manager for …

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Profile: Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra is a senior adviser of healthcare technology strategy at The Advisory Board Company, having rejoined the company in February after previously serving as federal chief technology officer for three years. Before accepting the U.S. CTO position, Chopra served as managing director of the Advisory Board from April 1997 …

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VHA Looks to Have ER Triage Tablet by August

The Veterans Health Administration said it hopes to have emergency room triage software up and running by August, Fierce Mobile Healthcare reports. Orlando, Fla.-based DSHI Systems has provided the VHA with a call-center based triage service for 12 years. The VHA selected DHSI to develop triage software ER nurses can …

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Study Fears Bioterrorism Threats Increase with Budget Cuts

Looking back at 2011, besides government gridlock, government-wide budget cuts have been a recurring theme. From the Pentagon to NASA, government agencies and entities have felt the constraints and have had to rethink their strategies in order to adapt for the future. A looming question for some is how budget …

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