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My HealtheVet Personal Health Record (PHR) for Military & Veterans' use

Editor | Military.Com | July 26, 2012

My HealtheVet (MHV) is the gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to trusted health information, links to Federal and VA benefits and resources, the Personal Health Journal, and now online VA prescription refill. In the future, MHV registrants will be able to view appointments, copay balances, and key portions of their VA medical records online, and much more! My HealtheVet is a powerful tool to help you better understand and manage your health. Read More »

Newly Released Drone Records Reveal Extensive Military Flights In US

Jennifer Lynch | Electronic Frontier Foundation | December 5, 2012

Today EFF posted several thousand pages of new drone license records and a new map that tracks the location of drone flights across the United States. These records, received as a result of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), come from state and local law enforcement agencies, universities and—for the first time—three branches of the U.S. military... Read More »

Obama Campaigns For Veterans' Mental Health

Scott Horsley | NPR | September 1, 2012

On Friday, President Obama was at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he spoke to troops and met with military families, including some who lost loved ones in Afghanistan. As that war winds down, the president is ordering additional help for those with invisible battle scars. A rash of suicides has shown mental injuries can be just as deadly as a roadside bomb. Read More »

ONC Advancing Blue Button, CDS Standards Efforts

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 24, 2012

Developers in an ONC voluntary community are beginning to drill down into what will be required to automate the Blue Button feature to exchange patient health information at the consumer’s request under different scenarios. Read More »

Opinion: VA System Inadequate To Meet Veterans’ Health Care Needs

Gretchen Hammer | Health Policy Solutions | November 7, 2012

The promise of access to high-quality, affordable health care is one we can deliver on for our veterans if we continue to work together in communities to understand and address the health needs of veterans and their families and if we pursue all avenues to increase health insurance options for veterans who are currently without adequate health coverage.
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Pentagon: China Views Information Warfare As Key To Countering U.S. Pacific Forces

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | May 6, 2013

China views cyber warfare as the essential element to attack U.S. forces operating in the western Pacific, the Defense Department reported today in its annual analysis of that country’s military capabilities. Read More »

Remarks by Secretary of Defense Panetta and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Shinseki at the James Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Press Release | U.S. Department of Defense | May 21, 2012

Secretary Panetta and I have committed to a single common joint integrated electronic health record -- each of those words means something -- one that is open in architecture and nonproprietary in design to expand information sharing, eliminate gaps between our two robust health care systems. This is key to seamlessness, critical to enhancing quality of health care and essential to controlling costs.

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Remembering Ward Casscells

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | October 16, 2012

S. Ward Casscells,  the Texas cardiologist who served as the Pentagon’s top doc from April 2007 through April 2009 died on Sunday after a  long battle with prostate cancer. Read More »

Rep. Young Supports Military Construction And VA Appropriations Bill Aimed At Reducing VA Backlog

Press Release | Don Young | June 4, 2013

Alaskan Congressman Don Young today voted in support of H.R. 2216, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 421 – 4... Read More »

Report Chronicles The Rising Burden Of Military Mental Health Care

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | December 10, 2012

A study comparing the military’s health care burden during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with its prewar burden found that hospitalization of active-duty troops for mental disorders accounted for 63 percent of the increases in hospitalization rates during those wars. Read More »

Report: Have VA Take Over Retiree Health Care

Rick Maze | Navy Times | November 9, 2012

A new report by a think tank with close ties to the Obama administration suggests responsibility for military retiree health care might be more efficiently handled by the Veterans Affairs Department instead of the Pentagon. Read More »

Ruben Rosario: We're Quick To Send Them Off To War, But Slow To Help

Ruben Rosario | | September 22, 2012

The following is an ongoing national disgrace: According to a weekly monitoring of government data by the Center for Investigative Reporting, there are 820,514 veterans -- including 11,488 here in Minnesota -- awaiting a response to claims of a disease, injury or illness suffered in the military. Read More »

Sequester Damage Detailed; Health Records Won’t Merge

Tom Philpott | The News Tribune | August 3, 2013

With Congress seemingly satisfied to let the defense budget take another $52 billion hit in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 [...] Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave a preview recently of how Round 2 of budget sequestration could rattle current forces and deepen damage to U.S. readiness. Read More »

Successful Hacker Attack Could Cripple U.S. Infrastructure, Experts Say

Erin McClam | NBC News | February 19, 2013

A report tying the Chinese military to computer attacks against American interests has sent a chill through cyber-security experts, who worry that the very lifelines of the United States — its energy pipelines, its water supply, its banks — are increasingly at risk. Read More »

Suicide Prevention Week: ‘Almost 3000 People Commit Suicide Daily’

Tina Burgess | | September 3, 2012

In advance of the United States National Suicide Prevention week from September 9 to September 15 and simultaneous to the beginning of the 14th European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behavior in Tel Aviv, Israel, on September 3, 2012, the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) has implemented new programs in its effort to save a life. Read More »