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2014 Budget Request: Veterans Affairs

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | April 10, 2013

Under President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget request, information technology systems at the Veterans Affairs Department would receive a total discretionary budget authority of $3.683 billion. That means the budget for IT systems would be 15.16 percent more than the current year amount under the continuing resolution when accounting for inflation... Read More »

Advancing the Coordination of Health IT for Military and Government

Press Release | Defense Strategies Institute | August 12, 2016

Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce their 11th DoD/VA and Gov Health IT Summit occurring on October 4-5, 2016. With the central theme of “Advancing the Coordination of Health IT,” the Summit will bring together senior leaders from DoD, VA, HHS, Federal and State agencies, along with leaders from Industry and Academia that support them, for two days of Government briefings and informal discussions in their "Town Hall" setting in Alexandria, VA. DSI has created a Summit that will bring together a variety of stakeholders in order to build out two days of discussion and debates that tackle many of the areas involved in modernizing the DoD and VA health systems in order to provide better care to our warfighters and veterans.

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April 2013 Contributor Of The Month: Suranga Kasthurirathne

Michael Downey | OpenMRS | April 1, 2013

Each month, we highlight one of our community contributors so you have the chance to learn to learn more about the people involved in OpenMRS. This month, our community manager Michael Downey “sat down” virtually with Suranga Kasthurirathne from Sri Lanka to learn more about his story. Read More »

Benefits Of Electronic Health Records Held Back By Poor Design

Lawrence M. Pawola | TheInformationDaily.com | September 12, 2013

Did the rush to implement Electronic Health Records (EHRs) prevent the best system implementations? Larry Pawola, Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Informatics, asks. Read More »

Big Data tying knots in HIT workforce

Anthony Brino | Government HealthIT | August 1, 2013

What health information technology professionals “really need is training in informatics,” said William Hersh, MD Read More »

CDC's Virtual Events Program Created By The Public Sector, For The Public Sector

Brittany Ballenstedt | Nextgov | February 7, 2014

Declines in budgets across the public health community were just one reason the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began looking at innovative approaches for employees and partners to collaborate online. Read More »

Has EHR Usability Suffered For The Sake Of Adoption Speed?

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | September 13, 2013

The need for speed may have left truly meaningful use of electronic health records in the dust, says Larry Pawola, Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Informatics in a blog for The Information Daily. Read More »

Health Informatics Education And Training Programs: Important Factors To Consider

Kate Tulenko, Dykki Settle, and Rebecca Bailey | CapacityPlus | May 1, 2013

Health informatics is of growing importance in efforts to improve health outcomes across the globe, involving many components of health systems. [...] Read More »

i2b2 Open Source Software Boosts HIE, Biomedical Research

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | November 16, 2012

The health informatics software i2b2 — Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside — was started in 2006, and has become something of a building block for several health information networks and research projects in genomics, pharmaceuticals and population health. Read More »

Is Open Source Tolven the "Dark Horse" of Health IT Platforms?

Is there perhaps a “dark horse” in the EHR field, just poised to challenge the overhyped, slow, clumsy, and expensive leaders of the EHR heat? All the troubles with lack of interoperability and usability of proprietary EHRs have suddenly put the spotlight on what may be the EHR dark horse, the open source Tolven Platform.

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Labor Dept. $500 Million Community College Grants Include Health IT

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | September 20, 2012

The Department of Labor released $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of training programs, including for health IT and other healthcare programs in rural areas. Read More »

New Paper from American Medical Informatics Association Details How to ‘Cross the Health IT Chasm’

Press Release | American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) | April 5, 2017

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held a briefing today on Capitol Hill to unveil the findings and recommendations from a new paper, detailing ways that policymakers should focus on liberating data for patients, improving interoperability for clinicians, and enhancing the capacity for research and innovation to impact patient care. The paper, “Crossing the Health IT Chasm: Considerations and Policy Recommendations to Overcome Current Challenges and Enable Value-based Care,” is published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) in tandem with the briefing...

New Publication Spotlight: Health Informatics Education And Training Programs: Important Factors To Consider

Sarah Dwyer | CapacityPlus | May 31, 2013

What does the field of health informatics have to do with health workers? A new CapacityPlus technical brief explains that health informatics—the process of making health-related data accessible and useful for decision-making—is of growing importance [...]. Read More »

NIH Broadens Its Role In Data Science

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | January 11, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is putting a fresh emphasis on health informatics, with Director Francis Collins, MD, creating a new advisory position and recruiting an associate director for Data Science. Read More »

OpenMRS Community Launches Major Upgrade to its Open Source EHR Platform

The OpenMRS Community has released a major upgrade to to its widely deployed open source EHR, OpenMRS. The result of the work of more than 100 OpenMRS Community Members from around the world the OpenMRS Platform 2.0 release is the first release of the 2.x family and takes a quantum leap in its base technology as it incorporates the latest web technologies and standards into its modular architecture. At the same time, OpenMRS retains the capability of supporting many legacy features.

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