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Peter Buxbaum

Peter Buxbaum is a special contributor to Defense Systems.

Electronic health record glitch put VA patients at risk

The House veterans affairs panel chairman ties poor management to problems with latest upgrade of the department’s EHR system.


DOD preps personal health records

The Military Health System will unveil a prototype of the personal health record system next month, according to defense officials.


Military Health System seeks options for AHLTA

MHS is reviewing recommendations on the feasibility of developing a joint DOD/VA electronic medical record system, among other possibilities.


PHR adoption: How’s it going?

Provider usage is one way to tell whether the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments’ personal health record systems are successful.


Full medical jacket

The military’s personal health record projects — which aim for convenience, lower costs and better health outcomes — are shaking up deeply rooted business processes.


Battlefield medics use medical reference databases

Two resources on now available on CD for users of Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care systems.

Military medical intelligence center gets a new name

The National Center for Medical Intelligence's new responsibilities reflect expanded relationships with the Homeland Security Department, the White House, the State Department and other agencies.


AHLTA takes hits in latest Web hall

In an open Web forum, defense health providers voiced frustration with the quality and features of DOD’s electronic medical record system.


Army goes online to manage personnel weight loss program

The service will use Adobe software and the Web to apply a consistent weight-loss regimen for service members.


Defense health IT shop reorganizes

A shakeup consolidates “like product lines” for clinical health IT and health business systems in separate program offices and managers are named.

NRO: Same mission, different strategy

The National Reconnaissance Office plans to develop a single integrated enterprise architecture to replace a structure with separate organizations that specialize in areas such image intelligence or signal intelligence.


Navy to focus only on open systems

A senior official says the service can no longer afford to buy proprietary systems.


Panel gets opposing views on DOD's business transformation plans

DOD official says programs on track; comptroller general points out problems.


DOD budget request focuses on personnel, not IT

Some technology programs receive boosts, including network-centric services.


Army CIO talks transformation

Organizational strategy would restructure functions to improve warfighter support.

IT Modernization

Panel: DOD software is at risk

Military should consider financial-industry model of documentation and code checks

IT Modernization

Navy ready to launch ERP system

The service and BearingPoint complete the testing, data convergence and validation phases.


NMCI follow-on plan nearly complete

The Navy is still deciding whether to keep some functions of the replacement network in-house.


Lawmakers extend oversight in DOD authorization bill

The conferees have passed legislation that changes the rules for competitive sourcing and acquisition, and decreases funding for several programs.


Air Force needs to better manage satellite data

With so much information available, the service wants to sift through it more easily.