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ITRC Report: Data Breaches Compromise 57M Social Security Numbers in Government Sector Since 2005

A new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center says there were 6,013 reported cases of data breaches since 2005 across the government, financial services, healthcare and education sectors. The nonprofit organization collaborated with Arizona-based information security firm IDT911 on the study and found that nearly 6.2 million personal data have …

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Military Health System Unveils ‘Genesis’ Name for Future EHR

The Military Health System has adopted the name of MHS Genesis for its future electronic health record scheduled for deployment at the end of the calendar year. MHS said Tuesday it is shifting to the Genesis platform in an effort to stay on track with new creations in medical technology and to give beneficiaries and healthcare providers …

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GAO Finds Security Loopholes in CMS Healthcare.gov Systems

The Government Accountability Office has identified several vulnerabilities in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ technical controls for systems that support the federal health insurance marketplace. GAO said Wednesday it found insufficient administrator privilege restriction, inconsistent security patch implementation and insecure administrative network configuration for Healthcare.gov supporting systems and the Federal …

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House Draft Bill Calls for Veterans Affairs-DoD EHR Interoperability Progress

House appropriators have drafted new legislation that seeks to limit some healthcare-related funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs until the VA certifies the interoperability of its electronic health records with the Defense Department’s EHR system. The Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act requires the VA decide …

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VA, DoD Launch Care Transition Effort for Service Members, Veterans

The Department of Veteran Affairs and the Defense Department have launched an interagency effort that seeks to assist the transition of service members and veterans who need complex care management as they transfer within or between the DoD and VA healthcare systems. VA said Thursday the initiative will designate a lead coordinator for each service member’s care management team to …

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Deltek: VA Requests 5% Hike in FY 2017 Discretionary Budget

The Department of Veterans Affairs has called for $78.7 billion in discretionary budget for the fiscal year 2017, up 4.9 percent from the fiscal 2016 level. Deltek said Tuesday VA plans to increase funding under FY 2017 for projects that aim to bolster veterans’ benefits programs, reduce claims backlog, expand healthcare …

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Bob McDonald: VA Eyes Improved Customer Service by End of 2016

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald has said his goal for 2016 is to bolster the department’s customer service as his office continues to work on reform efforts, Military Times reported Thursday. Leo Shane III writes that McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that the MyVA restructuring plan aims to simplify the …

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