Health IT


Lt. Col. William E. Geesey

Geesey saves lives with technology

An Army colonel led the effort to connect soldiers with mental health specialists as part of a wider campaign to prevent suicides.

Peter L. Levin

Levin eases the path for veterans' health

As chief technology officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, Peter Levin leads efforts to modernize health records for veterans, create a joint record system with the Defense Department and tackle a backlog of claims related to Agent Orange exposure among Vietnam era veterans.

HHS health IT office baseline gets a boost while stimulus funds trickle to a halt

The money that has been encouraging doctors to adopt electronic health records would end in 2013.

2013 budget proposal puts IT on short leash

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient.

Military health records system suffers outage after software upgrade

The Military Health System's AHLTA clinical data repository suffered a day-long shutdown after a software problem last week, affecting thousands of users.

Blue Button ready for all feds

Federal health plans to provide feds with access to medical records and health data with the click of a button.

Will VA real-time tracking plan include employees?

Procurement documents reveal a tracking system that may include collecting the movements of Veterans Affairs employees.

VA's online Blue Button medical app soon to add job data

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to help veterans find jobs by adding military job codes to its popular Blue Button online medical record application.

Leonard DAvolio

Leonard D'Avolio: Putting health data to work for veterans

D'Avolio oversaw the development and deployment of a system for managing data on 1 million veterans enrolled in a health research program.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!