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Cognitive Medical Systems Named to Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM List for Second Straight Year

Press Release | Cognitive Medical Systems | April 5, 2017

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, today announced it ranked 35th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, for the second straight year. The company grew nearly 3,000 percent since 2012...

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10 Things DoD Wants In Its Next EHR

Staff Writer | Government Health IT | September 2, 2014

Ending months of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its official request for proposals to modernize its Electronic Health Records (EHR) system and enable the DoD to share health data with the private sector and the Department of Veterans Affairs...

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13 Things That Are About To Change At VA

Jonathan Lutton, Troy K. Schneider | FCW | July 31, 2014

The Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act passed the House on July 30 with a vote of 420 to 5.  The Senate followed suit, 91 to 3, on July 31, and the president's signature is all but assured...

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2 Million Telehealth Visits For Vets In 2014

Katie Wike | Health IT Outcomes | October 20, 2014

The number of veterans using telehealth services has greatly increased in the last four years according to VA...

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2017 OSEHRA Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Press Release | OSEHRA | June 30, 2017

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce this year’s OSEHRA Leadership Award winners. Numerous individuals were nominated this year and three were chosen through a vote by the OSEHRA community based on their outstanding achievements in health information technology and innovative health care. They were honored in a special ceremony during the 6th Annual OSEHRA Open Source Summit June 13-15, 2017 in Bethesda, MD...

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23% Of Providers Use Epic, But VA EHR Is Tops For Satisfaction

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 17, 2014

Nearly a quarter of physician providers with an EHR are currently using Epic Systems, according to data from the 2014 Medscape EHR Report, but the wildly popular interface doesn’t get anywhere near the highest marks for user satisfaction.  That honor goes to the VA-CPRS, the EHR used by the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs, with Epic left languishing in seventh place behind several of its most significant competitors...

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A Bionic, Mind-Controlled Arm, From The Inventor Of The Segway

Olga Khazan | The Atlantic | May 12, 2014

The FDA just approved a prosthetic arm that amputees can control with their brains...

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Accenture Unit Will Update VA's EHR

David F.Carr | Information Week | July 3, 2014

VistA Core modernization and modularization will prepare the Veterans Administration's electronic health records system for the future.  The core of the Veterans Administration's VistA electronic health records system will be broken down and rebuilt by ASM Research, part of Accenture Federal Services, under a two-year, $162 million contract.

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Achieving Integrated Health Care: Nine Key Lessons

Press Release | | April 9, 2014

Drawing on three decades of experience leading diverse efforts to achieve integrated and higher-value health care, Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, identified nine key “lessons learned” about health-care integration based on efforts in California and nationally...

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Alaska Telehealth Bill Would Allow Phone, Online Prescribing Visits

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | May 7, 2014

Alaska may soon allow physicians to write prescriptions for many medications without an initial face-to-face encounter between the prescriber and the patient. A bill to allow the remote prescribing process passed on the final day of the state legislative session April 25 and is awaiting the signature of Alaska Republican Gov. Sean Parnell...

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Alaska University Campuses Adapt To Fast-Growing Veteran Enrollment

Tegan Hanlon | Alaska Dispatch News | September 14, 2014

...The veteran population at Alaska’s two largest universities is increasing at rates that outpace the growth of total enrollment.  At UAA, the number of student veterans and their dependents jumped 38 percent between 2009 and 2014, compared to 4 percent in campus-wide enrollment...

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All VA Medical Centers Named to the 2013 “Most Wired” Hospitals List

Gail Graham | VAtage Point | July 22, 2013

This year, we were honored to have VA, representing all of its 151 VA medical centers, named to the 2013 “Most Wired” Hospitals list. The list is the result of a national survey aimed at ranking hospitals which are leveraging health information technology (HIT) in new and innovative ways. Read More »

Amida Releases Enhanced Blue Button Software Component

Press Release | Amida | September 2, 2014

Amida is pleased to announce the second release of its Data Reconciliation Engine (DRE). The DRE is a Blue Button-branded software component that supports the aims of the Blue Button Initiative, a nationwide public-private effort that enables patients and consumers to gain easy access to their own health information...

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Apervita Selected to Demonstrate Real-time Analytics for the Veterans Affairs’ Digital Health Platform

Press Release | Apervita | January 9, 2017

Apervita, Inc., the leading platform and marketplace for health analytics & data, today announced that Apervita participated in the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proof-of-concept to demonstrate the power of real-time analytics to deliver higher quality, more efficient and flexible care as part of the Digital Health Platform (DHP) architecture. The VA’s DHP unlocks the enormous opportunity to integrate analytics for all patients and care providers, into a wide range of decision workflows and technologies, to provide the best care everywhere. In the proof-of-concept, Apervita acts as the real-time analytics engine to continuously execute pathways and guidelines and distribute resulting insights throughout the DHP and other platforms across the care continuum...

At VA, All 2015 IT Budget Roads Lead To VistA

Tom O’Keefe | Government Health IT | August 25, 2014

Thanks to the bipartisan agreement authorizing approximately $16 billion to help veterans avoid the problems with health care that have long plagued the Department of Veterans Affairs, the bulk of VA IT support is headed largely in one direction...VA spending has been focused on development of its own electronic health record system: VistA (Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture)...

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