US Department of Defense (DoD)

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VistA Marketing Ramps Up in Advance of DoD EHR Award

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | January 14, 2015

A marketing campaign aimed at raising the profile of the Veterans Affairs Department's open source electronic health record is in full swing. A non-profit group founded through a VA contract to advance the department's Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture has stood up a website, Twitter account and LinkedIn group to promote VistA. Read More »

Warren: VistA Is Here To Stay

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | March 20, 2015

The Pentagon eliminated a bid for an open-source health record solution based on the VISTA software developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs from its $11 billion electronic health record procurement, but that doesn't mean VA is going to shift gears in the future. "I do not see the VA moving away from VISTA," Steph Warren, acting CIO at the VA, said on a March 19 call with reporters. Read More »

We've been swindled

Paul Levy | Not Running a Hospital | June 24, 2015

...And the fraud is likely to be compounded.  The next step in the process is a forthcoming Department of Defense procurement of an EHR system to serve the military and its dependents, whether being treated at military healthcare facilities or other facilities in the communities in and around our bases and other military installations. As I understand, there is no language in this multi-billion dollar procurement that would require the vendor chosen to achieve interoperability with those EHRs in community facilities where the government will send its patients--or where they might end up for emergent care...

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Why DoD EHR Modernization Will Fail

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | April 10, 2015

As the U.S. Department of Defense zeroes in on determining which bidding group will be awarded the coveted contract to modernize its electronic health record system, Loren Thompson, COO at the nonprofit Lexington Institute, says the effort is doomed to fail. As evidence, he uses the words that Christopher A. Miller, the program executive overseeing the project, used in testimony before the Senate's defense appropriations subcommittee. Read More »

OSEHRA 2012 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 17, 2012 - 8:00am - October 18, 2012 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Gaylord National Washington, DC
United States

The Open Source Electronic Health Records Agent (OSEHRA) will be hosting its First Annual Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop October 17 and 18, 2012, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. OSEHRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an open source ecosystem around the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) world-class EHR, VistA. Since its creation a year ago by the VA, the organization has grown rapidly and now has more than 1,000 members. Members include a large number of private companies that are engaged in implementing VistA private sector hospitals and clinics, as well as in the large number of foreign countries that are adopting VistA. These solution providers are also developing a whole range of  enhancements to the VistA core.

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Federal Health IT (FHIT) Innovation Event & Awards

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 4, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
1776 DC - The Penthouse Washington, DC
United States

This event will be unlike any typical Federal government event. Held at 1776 DC, the premier startup incubator in DC, the first part of this event include a panel featuring three of the real leaders driving innovation across the Federal Health Space, with perspective from Military Health and VA to HHS. The second part of the evening will celebrate many of the most innovative programs and initiatives happening across the Federal Health IT (FHIT) space today as the FHIT Innovation awards are handed out. Winners will be selected by an evaluation panel that includes government, industry and the startup community. Finalists for the awards will be announced by February 18th. Read More »

11th DoD/VA and Gov Health IT Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 4, 2016 (All day) - October 5, 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Mary M. Gates Learning Center/United Way
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States

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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12th DoD/VA and Gov Health IT Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 31, 2017 (All day) - June 1, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Mary M. Gates Learning Center Alexandria, VA
United States

Held since 2011, DSI’s  Health IT Summits are a unique forum that allows for personnel from DoD, VA, Federal and State agencies to convene in one location along with leaders from Industry and Academia that support them. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve to better suit the needs of the patient, the role of information technology will continue to be an integral part in the efforts to link innovative IT solutions with advanced lines of communication to achieve a patient centered health system that focuses on enhancing delivery of healthcare. Although delivering military health care in an efficient and cost-effective manner is important, the goal is to first and foremost build a health care system focusing on improving the overall the health of the patient. In the efforts to support this health care system, tremendous strides have been made from multiple organizations ranging from the DoD, VA, Government Agencies, Private Industry, and Academia.

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2018 ONC Annual Meeting

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 29, 2018 (All day) - November 30, 2018 (All day)

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will hold the 2018 Annual Meeting November 29-30, 2018 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.  The 2-day meeting will gather approximately 1,200 health IT partners and will include a combination of plenaries and breakout sessions each day.  The plenary sessions will include keynote addresses and panel discussions.  

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2019 DoD/VA & Government Health IT Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 8, 2019 (All day) - May 9, 2019 (All day)
Location: 
Mary M. Gates Learning Center
United States

At DSI’s 16th Annual DoD/VA and Government HIT Summit, we provide an educational ‘Town-Hall’ style forum where representatives from the DoD, VA, Government Agencies, academia, and private industry can have the opportunity to detail their organization’s efforts to facilitate a connected Federal health IT approach through innovative research on IT solutions, technology, and capabilities. This Summit will detail the various initiatives being undertaken across the Federal Government, Military Services, and industry that are aiming to deliver an integrated, collaborative health care system that ensures force readiness, improves health outcomes and delivery of care to our nation’s Veterans, and lowers the overall cost of providing high-quality healthcare.

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