Nextgov - Health IT Latest Developments in the E-Health Worlden-usMon, 15 Dec 2014 17:56:17 -0500VA Turns to IBM Watson to Improve Veteran Care pilot program could show how cognitive computing systems can distill complex data sets into useful information.Frank KonkelMon, 15 Dec 2014 17:56:17 -0500 - Health ITIBM's Watson computerIBM/AP File PhotoIn Off-the-Grid West Africa, How Can Tech Fight Ebola? now, a big piece of USAID’s efforts lie in improving the technology doctors and nurses use when treating patients with Ebola.Jack MooreThu, 06 Nov 2014 16:16:40 -0500 - Health ITA healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Michael Duff/AP File PhotoRace is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competition teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.Bob BrewinThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:31 -0400 - Health ITAmanda Hsu/Shutterstock.comWatchdog: Pentagon Failed to Develop Blood IT Systems $289 million system double counts blood inventory.Bob BrewinTue, 28 Oct 2014 14:32:08 -0400 - Health ITSenior Airman Kendall Thomas, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Blood Trans-shipment Center laboratory technician, and Maj. Brian Dart, 379th MDG BTC chief, verify blood products before shipment.U.S. Air ForceIs Big Data the Solution to VA’s Health Care Woes? key to more proactive patient care is lots and lots of data.Mark Byers Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:27:10 -0400 - Health IT everything possible/Shutterstock.comSurprise: Every American Will Not Have an Electronic Health Record This Year Bush and Obama set 2014 as the deadline.Bob BrewinThu, 09 Oct 2014 15:17:33 -0400 - Health ITBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comEpic Systems, Leading Defense EHR Bidder, Slammed for Lack of Interoperability, clinicians pay high fees for connections from other systemsBob BrewinFri, 03 Oct 2014 16:57:18 -0400 - Health ITkozirsky/Shutterstock.comWho Needs an EHR? Some Defense Hospital Emergency Rooms Still Use Paper of Military Health System faults IT systems.Bob BrewinThu, 02 Oct 2014 18:00:55 -0400 - Health ITDefense Secretary Chuck HagelCliff Owen/APVA’s Scheduling System Revamp Will Be Big Test of Agency’s Agile Approach takes a new approach to legacy IT systems.Jack MooreFri, 29 Aug 2014 13:47:47 -0400 - Health ITMatt York/APCan You Forecast the Spread of a Deadly Disease? has $150,000 up for grabs if you can.Caitlin FairchildMon, 18 Aug 2014 14:37:48 -0400 - Health ITDelimene Saint Lise holds her 2-month-old daughter Gisline inside their tent home in the Delmas section of Port-au-Prince as the child suffers with Chikungunya, a newly arrived mosquito-borne illness.David McFadden/APE-Prescriptions Hit 1 Billion for First Time in 2013 had a 100 percent e-prescription rate this year.Bob BrewinThu, 17 Jul 2014 09:43:50 -0400 - Health ITDavid Smart/Shutterstock.comFederal Incentive Payments for EHRs to Doctors and Hospitals Edge $24 Billion of standards and interoperability hobbles exchange of health data.Bob BrewinThu, 12 Jun 2014 10:52:16 -0400 - Health ITsparkstudio/Shutterstock.comNIH Launches $20 Billion Governmentwide IT Procurement covers everything from fax machines to genetic sequencing.Nextgov StaffMon, 12 May 2014 16:09:14 -0400 - Health ITA researcher monitors a DNA sequencing machine at the NIH in Bethesda, Md. National Human Genome Research Institute/APWhat Should Scare Us About Health IT in electronic health records also make our records more vulnerable to hacking.Joseph MarksFri, 21 Mar 2014 15:34:25 -0400 - Health ITShutterstock.comInside the Tech Team Fixing the Obamacare Website article provides rich insight into the intersection of Silicon Valley and Washington culture.Charles S. ClarkTue, 04 Mar 2014 11:13:59 -0500 - Health ITEvlakhov Valeriy/Shutterstock.comA New One-Stop Shop for eHealth eHealth University links to training, webinars and help desks for numerous Medicare requirements.Joseph MarksMon, 24 Feb 2014 17:48:39 -0500 - Health ITSergey Peterman/Shutterstock.comOp-Ed: Open Data Policy Has Far-Reaching Implications for Health Care other things, key data will be more readily accessible and usable for analysis and research.Rob Sax and Viet Nguyen, M.D., Systems Made Simple, Inc.Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:15:47 -0500 - Health IT Tashatuvango/Shutterstock.comMemo to President Obama: Is More Than Just a Website botched insurance exchange site shines a bright light on the government's problems with buying technology.Katherine McIntire PetersMon, 21 Oct 2013 19:00:00 -0400 - Health ITHealth Exchange Website Failures Were Both Predicted and Predictable that’s why the administration’s bungling of is so baffling.Katherine McIntire PetersThu, 10 Oct 2013 17:56:02 -0400 - Health ITCommentary: Looking Ahead to Obamacare's Day 2 so much emphasis on the Oct. 1 deadline, it’s important to remember this is merely the beginning.Bruce Caswell and Thomas Romeo, MAXIMUS, Inc.Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:23:57 -0400 - Health ITA Spiffed-Up Website for Obamacare 'functionality' coming later this summer.Charles S. Clark, Government ExecutiveTue, 25 Jun 2013 15:41:21 -0400 - Health ITPhotoXpressThe Health IT Performance Challenge’s regulatory landscape requires systems that incorporate sophisticated clinical decision support.Linda PietzmanMon, 15 Apr 2013 14:41:54 -0400 - Health ITNata-Lia/Shutterstock.comMost Docs Don’t Want You to See Your Full Electronic Medical Record they want you to help update the data it contains, survey shows.Kedar PavgiTue, 05 Mar 2013 11:44:56 -0500 - Health ITThe Robot Will See You Now doctors necessary? Just how far might the automation of medicine go?Jonathan Cohn, The AtlanticThu, 21 Feb 2013 10:53:19 -0500 - Health ITShutterstock.comFeds will give 11 states $1.5 billion to develop health insurance marketplaces savings windfall health IT advocates predicted hasn't materialized.Kedar PavgiThu, 17 Jan 2013 16:23:10 -0500 - Health IT