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Report: VA Plans to Procure 180K Devices to Back Telework, Telehealth Operations

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to buy 180K laptops and tablet computers to support telehealth and telework initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Friday. Sources said the proposal to procure such devices is part of VA’s $1.2B supplemental request to Congress for its “Information Technology Systems account” as part of its COVID-19 response efforts.

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VA to Adopt 5G Tech in Palo Alto Hospital; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs will implement fifth-generation or 5G connectivity across health care operations of its Palo Alto, Calif.-based hospital, Military.com reported Thursday. Robert Wilkie, VA secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said at a National Press Club conference he expects 5G to help the department generate higher-definition visuals of patient anatomy in support of the telesurgery services.

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FDA Unveils New Info on Medical System Cyber Vulnerabilities

The Food and Drug Administration has released additional information on certain cybersecurity vulnerabilities that threaten hospital network systems and medical devices. Cyber actors may remotely take advantage of URGENT/11 vulnerabilities to disrupt services, leak information and alter devices, FDA said Tuesday.

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NIST Seeks Tools, Insight to Support Telehealth Cybersecurity Effort

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for products and technical insight to support the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s efforts to mitigate vulnerabilities in telehealth remote patient monitoring.

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FCC Seeks to Run $100M Telehealth Pilot Program; Brendan Carr Comments

Sen. Roger Wicker and Commissioner Brendan Carr have announced that the Federal Communications Commission intends to run a $100 million pilot program that aims to provide telehealth services for low-income U.S. citizens. The Connected Care Pilot Program will focus on providing healthcare for veterans and Americans residing in rural areas, FCC said Wednesday. The …

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VA Finalizes Rule to Expand Veteran Telehealth Services Nationwide

The Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized a rule for VA clinicians to provide medical services to former military personnel with the use of virtual technology. VA said Friday the Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth will override state telehealth laws and licensing restrictions that prevent healthcare providers from delivering care …

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VA Pilot Program Tests Cloud-Based Telehealth Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the midst of a pilot program that uses a tablet technology designed to help healthcare providers, such as home health nurses, document the progress of patients’ healing. Christopher Menzie, public affairs specialist for VA’s San Diego Healthcare System, wrote in a blog post …

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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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