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As part of an aggressive cloud migration plan, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is aiming to move 350 apps – or about half the department’s portfolio – to the cloud by 2024, said VA CIO James Gfrerer today at ACT-IAC’s Health Innovation Day 2019. […]

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Digital Service (USDS) are teaming up to determine a new way to hire IT talent for Federal positions.






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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made strides in increasing digital access to veteran healthcare data over the past year, from the launch of its new portal last November to its plans to expand telehealth services, and those efforts have shown measurable progress.






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While the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) signed into law by President Obama in 2016 has as its main mission “to help accelerate medical product development and bring new innovations and advances to patients who need them faster and more efficiently,” the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to emphasize accelerating the flow of information between the healthcare provider and the patient.






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Moving data into the cloud has been a key component to building more secure and interoperable healthcare data and systems, and panelists showcased how that move has both empowered patients and driven precision medicine research forward at today’s CXO Health IT Modernization Tech Forum.






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Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would be taking steps towards considering a new regulatory framework tailored to promote developing safe and effective medical devices that use artificial intelligence algorithms.






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Defense Department (DoD) officials today underscored the importance of the agency’s ongoing electronic health records (EHR) modernization efforts at a Senate Appropriations Committee Defense Subcommittee hearing on the Defense Health Program FY2020 budget request.






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On Thursday, the U.S. government released its Fourth U.S. Action Plan for Open Government that will work to making Federal government data more accessible, ensuring the grant-making process is more accountable, and Federally funded scientific research is more accessible.






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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is requesting information for market research as it relates to testing software; infrastructure, environments, and operations of the Enterprise Testing Service (ETS) and ETS cloud; and continuous quality process management support.






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The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program has launched a new project that will allow participants to provide more health information in addition to surveys, electronic health records, and biosamples.






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The House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ Subcommittee on Technology Modernization met today to review the first 180 days of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program, with members of Congress anxious to see evidence of progress in the program and VA officials offering some details that point in that direction.






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Cerner, the contractor providing electronic health records systems to both the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, offered an update on Tuesday on those projects and cited some early successes from test implementations.






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Genevieve Morris on Aug. 24 resigned as chief health information officer (CHIO) of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM).






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Legislators and witnesses emphasized today at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions the importance of improving interoperability of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and said interoperability improvements will not only save administrative time and money but also will improve the quality of care patients receive.






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President Trump on Friday nominated James Gfrerer to head IT for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pending Senate confirmation, Gfrerer will be the VA’s CIO and assistant secretary for information and technology.






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The Department of Defense (DoD) on Tuesday released a justification and approval (J&A) document that says DoD is expanding the scope of the contract for its Electronic Health Record (EHR) system known as MHS Genesis. The document says that the contract must be expanded to achieve “a single standard baseline solution” with the new Department of Veterans Affairs EHR and also to incorporate the U.S. Coast Guard into the DoD EHR.






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Robert Wilkie, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), affirmed that IT modernization and the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Program are among his top priorities during today’s Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nomination hearing.






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