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.
An Army colonel led the effort to connect soldiers with mental health specialists as part of a wider campaign to prevent suicides.
The money that has been encouraging doctors to adopt electronic health records would end in 2013.
Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient.
The Military Health System's AHLTA clinical data repository suffered a day-long shutdown after a software problem last week, affecting thousands of users.
Federal health plans to provide feds with access to medical records and health data with the click of a button.
Procurement documents reveal a tracking system that may include collecting the movements of Veterans Affairs employees.