Health IT

DOD shuns Web-only brain injury tools

The Pentagon is upgrading its chief brain injury assessment tool, but some officials are criticizing its reliability.

VA, DOD agree on joint platform for e-health records, Shinseki says

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments have come to an agreement on creating a joint platform for their electronic medical record systems, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told a Senate subcommittee today.

Army's Chiarelli honored for support of vets

Speaking at this week's Federal 100 awards ceremony, Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli highlighted how technology is helping to heal brain injuries and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

HHS wants your input on plan for improving health care

The Health and Human Services Department is seeking public comments on a draft copy of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, which focuses on health IT adoption, information sharing and improved health outcomes.

Rising to the challenge of mapping health data

Brand Niemann offers inspiration and tips for analyzing and integrating the reams of health data available online.

Wounded warriors' care impeded by incompatible systems

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments set up a special program in 2007 to coordinate care after the negative publicity about gaps in care at Walter Reed. But there are still gaps because of their information systems, according to a new report.

State lawmakers oppose open source for VA health records

Five Wisconsin lawmakers are urging the VA and Defense Department to consider the benefits of a single vendor for an electronic health record system, according to a Nextgov report.

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