Veterans Affairs

By Mike Miliard 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Encouraged by the patient engagement spurred by giants such as Geisinger and the VA who've taken part, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and eight other health systems in the region have signed on to OpenNotes -- the first widespread adoption of the data sharing program.
By Mike Miliard 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Perhaps the military and health information technology have more in common than some realize?
Kaiser Permanente
By Mike Miliard 10:55 am April 11, 2014
Encouraged by the patient engagement spurred by giants such as Geisinger and the VA who've taken part, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and eight other health systems in the region have signed on to OpenNotes -- the first widespread adoption of the data sharing program.
Pharmacies set to go big on Blue Button
By Anthony Brino 10:19 am February 13, 2014
In efforts to guarantee patient access to their lab tests, the nation's largest pharmacies are now promising to adopt the Blue Button personal health record.
By Eric Wicklund 10:45 am February 10, 2014
Kaiser Permanente and the Veterans Health Administration have partnered to research and share best practices in four areas of healthcare: connected health and virtual care, genomics, the care of veterans who are also Kaiser members and analytics.
By Mary Mosquera 10:40 am February 06, 2014
Consumers and patients are gradually taking a greater role in their health but still are the most under-utilized resource in healthcare. Mobile health devices, sensors and information technology are helping them participate more fully.
Capitol building, Washington
By Erin McCann 11:08 am January 16, 2014
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill again expressed concern over the botched development and higher-than-expected price tag of creating a seamlessly integrated electronic health record between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, ultimately tacking on project funding restrictions in the House's Omnibus Appropriations Act passed Jan. 15.
DoD inks $70M medical imaging deal
By Erin McCann 06:11 am January 03, 2014
The U.S. Defense Department has furthered its investments in digital radiography and medical imaging systems after awarding a one-year, $70.2 million contract to imaging provider Carestream Health.
By Anthony Brino 07:48 am December 26, 2013
From the start, 2013 brought more focus to the issue of interoperability than ever before, and there is no sign the interest will abate. After all, interoperability is critical to data exchange.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am December 20, 2013
Perhaps the ONC chiefs can be like former presidents, getting together every now and then to trade stories about the trials and tribulations that come with the job.

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