Tag Archives: interoperability

Vice Adm. Raquel Bono: New MHS EHR System Key to Interoperability Between Soldiers, Health Providers

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has said the implementation of a new electronic health records system could help facilitate interoperability between mobile service personnel and healthcare providers. DHA said Friday Bono said during her keynote speech at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event …

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ONC Opens Comment Period on Draft 2017 Health IT Interoperability Standards

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seeks public comments on a draft set of standards and implementation specifications meant to help the healthcare sector address interoperability issues between clinical IT systems. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology and Chris Muir, director of the HIT Infrastructure …

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ImmixGroup’s Lloyd McCoy: DoD’s FY 2017 Budget Request Seeks to Deploy Commercial EHR System by 2022

Lloyd McCoy Jr., a market intelligence manager at immixGroup, has said the Defense Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2017 contains health information technology initiatives that would prioritize the deployment of a commercial electronic health record system. McCoy wrote in a Fedscoop commentary published Tuesday that DoD proposed the commercial …

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DISA’s Kim Rice: Interoperability Key for DoD’s Mobile Classified Service

Kim Rice, portfolio manager for the Defense Department mobility program office in the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA should consider interoperability when it comes to the deployment of mobile devices that use the DOD Mobile Classified Capability-Secret service. Rice made the remarks at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center Federal Mobile Computing Summit held April …

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Army CIO Robert Ferrell Unveils Strategy to Share, Manage Data

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the Army‘s chief information officer, has introduced a strategy that seeks to facilitate data exchanges on its network as the service branch moves to implement the Common Operating Environment. The Army Data Strategy is based on the Defense Department’s Net-Centric Data Strategy that seeks to improve data access and interoperability across the …

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Steven Posnack: ONC Launches Interoperability Proving Ground

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a community platform for health information technology professionals to share and learn from interoperability programs in the U.S. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the Interoperability Proving Ground …

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Frank Kendall, Christopher Miller: DoD Moves to Integrate Health Data Systems

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Defense Department has integrated its in-patient, theater and pharmacy data systems to comply with a requirement under the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Kendall told House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) in a …

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GAO’s Valerie Melvin Testifies on DoD-VA EHR Interoperability Efforts Before House Panel

Valerie Melvin, director of information technology at the Government Accountability Office, testified before members of two House committees on the electronic health record interoperability efforts of the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs. Melvin said in her written testimony published Tuesday that DoD and VA may not meet the deadline on December 2016 …

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HHS Roadmap Seeks to Achieve Nationwide Health IT Interoperability by 2024; Karen DeSalvo Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final document that details strategies on how to facilitate sharing of electronic health records and attain nationwide interoperability among health information technology systems by 2024. The HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology developed the Connecting Health and …

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