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Here Comes the Navy Pharmacy System

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | June 6, 2012

Even though the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments just kicked off the procurement process for a joint pharmacy information system as part of the integrated electronic health record, I have picked up strong signals that the Navy Bureau of Medicine plans to develop its own pharmacy system over the next couple of years.

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Hey, How About an iEHR Systems Integrator?

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | June 5, 2012

That’s what the Veterans Affairs Department sort of plans for the $4 billion integrated electronic health record it expects to develop with the Defense Department by 2017, based on language squirreled away inside procurement documents it released last week for a joint pharmacy system.

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1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit

Conrad Clyburn | OSEHRA Blog | July 5, 2012

OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent, will convene the 1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit, 17-18 October 2012, at the Gaylord National Convention Center, Washington, D.C. The "Summit" will not only assemble the OSEHRA Community, now numbering over 1,000 individuals, for the first tiime, it will also provide a venue for Open Source  Health IT Training and Educational Workshops.

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3 Implications of 3M’s Open Source Health Data Dictionary

Fred Pennic | HIT Consultant | June 12, 2012

Last month, 3M Health Information Systems released their Health Data Dictionary as open source software making it free and available worldwide. The open source contract is part of an agreement with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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An Introduction to VISTA Architecture

Rick Marshall | VISTA Expertise Weblog | June 15, 2012

On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. PDT I gave my first webinar, An Introduction to VISTA Architecture. It was in support of Fabián Lopez's webinar series for his VISTA Extensions Hub website, It's the first in a series of webinars we'll be doing together, most of which will be about VISTA architecture, software lifecycle, and policy and planning.

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Butler Selected to lead DOD-VA iEHR Efforts

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | March 1, 2012

Barclay Butler, a senior health IT manager in private and military sectors, has been named to lead the interagency office that will coordinate the deployment of the VA-DOD integrated electronic health record (iEHR). Butler became director of the Interagency Program Office effective Feb. 27, according to a Defense Department memo and confirmed by the Veterans Affairs Department. Read More »

Coming Soon: Pentagon’s Multi-Billion Dollar Health Records Contract

Frank Konkei | Nextgov | April 25, 2014

Sometime in the coming months, the Defense Department will bid out its Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract, an effort so large in monetary size and game-changing scope that it could significantly influence the future of health care in the United States.

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Defense and VA Eye Commercial System for Managing Medical Tests

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | June 15, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have decided to focus on commercial products for a system to track laboratory work such as blood tests within their integrated electronic health record.

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Defense-VA Integrated Electronic Health Record Could Use Commercial Cloud

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | June 6, 2012

The technical blueprint for the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments integrated electronic health record makes the security and privacy of patient information the first priority of the joint system planned for deployment in 2017, backed by rigid clinician access control systems and secure patient identity systems.

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DoD and VA back down from iEHR development

David Perera | Fierce Government IT | February 6, 2013

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments will forego development of a $4 billion integrated electronic health record system and instead focus on data interoperability, officials from both departments said. Read More »

DOD Collects Feedback From Industry On EHR System Proposal

Staff Writer | iHealth Beat | April 29, 2014

The Department of Defense is sorting through industry feedback on an electronic health record system proposal, Health Data Management reports. Industry comments on a request for information were due last week (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 4/25).

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DOD moves forward with department-wide e-health records project

Kevin McCaney | Defense Systems | April 23, 2014

The Defense Department has taken another step in its quest to create a new, departmentwide electronic health record. Read More »

DoD Sources iEHR Information from the Broader Health IT Market

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | August 1, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are investigating what capabilities should be included in the forthcoming integrated electronic health record, or iEHR, by asking about the qualifications of EHRs currently on the market. The iEHR Joint Program Office posted July 18 a request for information on FedBizOpps. Read More »

DOD, VA Announce Joint Health Record Milestone

Cheryl Pellerin and Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. | US Department of Defense | May 21, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments announced a milestone in their effort to combine their health records in what will become the world’s largest electronic system by 2017, the secretaries of both departments announced here today.

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DOD, VA Ask Vendors to Describe Existing Apps for iEHR

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | July 27, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments want vendors to tell them about services and products they can offer to meet the current and future technical needs for the integrated electronic health record (iEHR) as it prepares to roll out its initial version. Read More »