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VA, CMS Announce Healthcare IT Initiatives

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have launched separate healthcare information technology initiatives at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference in Las Vegas. VA said Wednesday it created a beta version of the Lighthouse Lab platform built to help software developers access tools to create web …

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Karen Guice Leads Discussion on Military Health System Essentials

Karen Guice, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, highlighted what she believes are essential components for building up the Military Health System in a panel discussion with other health professionals. Guice, who also acts as the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, compared the MHS to …

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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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Raquel Bono: DHA Aims for ‘Streamlined’ Military Health System

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has said she believes the agency must respond to administrative challenges in DHA’s efforts to deliver Military Health System services to patients. DHA said Thursday Bono highlighted DHA’s responsibilities during the final leg of the 2016 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological …

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Raquel Bono: DHA Eyes Increased Patient Satisfaction Through Military Healthcare Transformation Efforts

Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has said she will prioritize initiatives to implement a modernized electronic healthcare records system and reform the Tricare health plan for U.S. military beneficiaries, Military Times reported Sunday. Patricia Kime writes Bono’s goal since she assumed the director role in November is to increase the agency’s support of …

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Raquel Bono: 78% of DoD’s FY 2017 Defense Health Budget Request for Patient Care

Defense Health Agency Director Raquel Bono said at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday the military will allocate at least three-fourths of its healthcare budget request for fiscal year 2017 to patient care, DoD News reported. Terri Moon Cronk writes Bono, a U.S. Navy vice admiral, told lawmakers 78 percent of the $33.5 billion request goes directly to patient care in both …

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Jonathan Woodson, Raquel Bono: DoD Continues Military Healthcare Reform Efforts

The Defense Department‘s healthcare management officials have informed the Senate Armed Services Committee of their efforts to improve medical services delivery to active-duty military personnel and their families, DoD News reported Wednesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretary for health affairs, told SASC members during a Tuesday hearing …

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