Nextgov - Health IThttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/The Latest Developments in the E-Health Worlden-usMon, 15 Dec 2014 17:56:17 -0500VA Turns to IBM Watson to Improve Veteran Carehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/12/va-wants-ibm-watson-come-ways-improve-veteran-care/101316/The pilot program could show how cognitive computing systems can distill complex data sets into useful information.Frank KonkelMon, 15 Dec 2014 17:56:17 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/12/va-wants-ibm-watson-come-ways-improve-veteran-care/101316/Health - Health ITIBM's Watson computerIBM/AP File PhotoIn Off-the-Grid West Africa, How Can Tech Fight Ebola?http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/11/-grid-west-africa-how-can-tech-fight-ebola/98378/For 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 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/11/-grid-west-africa-how-can-tech-fight-ebola/98378/Health - 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 Competitionhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/race-defense-health-record-va-backs-out-competition/97820/Four 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/race-defense-health-record-va-backs-out-competition/97820/Health - Health ITAmanda Hsu/Shutterstock.comWatchdog: Pentagon Failed to Develop Blood IT Systems http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/watchdog-pentagon-failed-develop-blood-it-systems/97601/The $289 million system double counts blood inventory.Bob BrewinTue, 28 Oct 2014 14:32:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/watchdog-pentagon-failed-develop-blood-it-systems/97601/Health - 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?http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/big-data-solution-vas-health-care-woes/96776/The key to more proactive patient care is lots and lots of data.Mark Byers Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:27:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/big-data-solution-vas-health-care-woes/96776/Health - Health IT everything possible/Shutterstock.comSurprise: Every American Will Not Have an Electronic Health Record This Yearhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/surprise-every-american-will-not-have-electronic-health-record-year/96197/Both Bush and Obama set 2014 as the deadline.Bob BrewinThu, 09 Oct 2014 15:17:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/surprise-every-american-will-not-have-electronic-health-record-year/96197/Health - Health ITBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comEpic Systems, Leading Defense EHR Bidder, Slammed for Lack of Interoperabilityhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/epic-systems-leading-defense-ehr-bidder-slammed-lack-interoperability/95792/Hospitals, clinicians pay high fees for connections from other systemsBob BrewinFri, 03 Oct 2014 16:57:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/epic-systems-leading-defense-ehr-bidder-slammed-lack-interoperability/95792/Health - Health ITkozirsky/Shutterstock.comWho Needs an EHR? Some Defense Hospital Emergency Rooms Still Use Paperhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/who-needs-ehr-some-defense-hospital-emergency-rooms-still-use-paper/95687/Review of Military Health System faults IT systems.Bob BrewinThu, 02 Oct 2014 18:00:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/who-needs-ehr-some-defense-hospital-emergency-rooms-still-use-paper/95687/Health - Health ITDefense Secretary Chuck HagelCliff Owen/APVA’s Scheduling System Revamp Will Be Big Test of Agency’s Agile Approachhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/08/revamp-vas-scheduling-system-will-be-big-test-agencys-agile-approach/92771/VA takes a new approach to legacy IT systems.Jack MooreFri, 29 Aug 2014 13:47:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/08/revamp-vas-scheduling-system-will-be-big-test-agencys-agile-approach/92771/Health - Health ITMatt York/APCan You Forecast the Spread of a Deadly Disease?http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/08/darpa-forecasting-chikungunya-challenge/91682/DARPA has $150,000 up for grabs if you can.Caitlin FairchildMon, 18 Aug 2014 14:37:48 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/08/darpa-forecasting-chikungunya-challenge/91682/Health - 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 2013http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/07/e-prescriptions-hit-1-billion-first-time-2013/88915/Minnesota had a 100 percent e-prescription rate this year.Bob BrewinThu, 17 Jul 2014 09:43:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/07/e-prescriptions-hit-1-billion-first-time-2013/88915/Health - Health ITDavid Smart/Shutterstock.comFederal Incentive Payments for EHRs to Doctors and Hospitals Edge $24 Billionhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/06/federal-incentive-payments-ehrs-doctors-hospitals-edge-24-billion/86335/Lack of standards and interoperability hobbles exchange of health data.Bob BrewinThu, 12 Jun 2014 10:52:16 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/06/federal-incentive-payments-ehrs-doctors-hospitals-edge-24-billion/86335/Health - Health ITsparkstudio/Shutterstock.comNIH Launches $20 Billion Governmentwide IT Procurement http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/05/nih-launches-20-billion-governmentwide-it-procurement/84262/Contract covers everything from fax machines to genetic sequencing.Nextgov StaffMon, 12 May 2014 16:09:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/05/nih-launches-20-billion-governmentwide-it-procurement/84262/Health - 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 IThttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/03/what-should-scares-us-about-health-it/81049/Advancements in electronic health records also make our records more vulnerable to hacking.Joseph MarksFri, 21 Mar 2014 15:34:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/03/what-should-scares-us-about-health-it/81049/Health - Health ITShutterstock.comInside the Tech Team Fixing the Obamacare Websitehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/03/inside-tech-team-fixing-obamacare-website/79804/Time article provides rich insight into the intersection of Silicon Valley and Washington culture.Charles S. ClarkTue, 04 Mar 2014 11:13:59 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/03/inside-tech-team-fixing-obamacare-website/79804/Health - Health ITEvlakhov Valeriy/Shutterstock.comA New One-Stop Shop for eHealthhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/02/new-one-stop-shop-ehealth/79306/The eHealth University links to training, webinars and help desks for numerous Medicare requirements.Joseph MarksMon, 24 Feb 2014 17:48:39 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/02/new-one-stop-shop-ehealth/79306/Health - Health ITSergey Peterman/Shutterstock.comOp-Ed: Open Data Policy Has Far-Reaching Implications for Health Carehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/01/op-ed-open-data-policy-has-far-reaching-implications-health-care/76670/Among 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 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/01/op-ed-open-data-policy-has-far-reaching-implications-health-care/76670/Health - Health IT Tashatuvango/Shutterstock.comMemo to President Obama: HealthCare.gov Is More Than Just a Websitehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/10/memo-president-obama-healthcaregov-more-just-website/72350/The 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/10/memo-president-obama-healthcaregov-more-just-website/72350/Health - Health ITHealth Exchange Website Failures Were Both Predicted and Predictablehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/10/health-exchange-website-failures-were-both-predicted-and-predictable/71762/And that’s why the administration’s bungling of HealthCare.gov is so baffling.Katherine McIntire PetersThu, 10 Oct 2013 17:56:02 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/10/health-exchange-website-failures-were-both-predicted-and-predictable/71762/Health - Health ITCommentary: Looking Ahead to Obamacare's Day 2http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/09/commentary-obamacare-after-online-exchanges-open-tuesday/70870/With 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/09/commentary-obamacare-after-online-exchanges-open-tuesday/70870/Health - Health ITA Spiffed-Up Website for Obamacarehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/06/spiffed-website-obamacare/65495/Greater 'functionality' coming later this summer.Charles S. Clark, Government ExecutiveTue, 25 Jun 2013 15:41:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/06/spiffed-website-obamacare/65495/Health - Health ITPhotoXpressThe Health IT Performance Challengehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/04/health-it-performance-challenge/62509/Today’s regulatory landscape requires systems that incorporate sophisticated clinical decision support.Linda PietzmanMon, 15 Apr 2013 14:41:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/04/health-it-performance-challenge/62509/Health - Health ITNata-Lia/Shutterstock.comMost Docs Don’t Want You to See Your Full Electronic Medical Recordhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/03/most-docs-dont-want-you-see-your-full-electronic-medical-record/61673/But they want you to help update the data it contains, survey shows.Kedar PavgiTue, 05 Mar 2013 11:44:56 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/03/most-docs-dont-want-you-see-your-full-electronic-medical-record/61673/Health - Health ITThe Robot Will See You Nowhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/02/robot-will-see-you-now/61430/Are doctors necessary? Just how far might the automation of medicine go?Jonathan Cohn, The AtlanticThu, 21 Feb 2013 10:53:19 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/02/robot-will-see-you-now/61430/Health - Health ITShutterstock.comFeds will give 11 states $1.5 billion to develop health insurance marketplaceshttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/01/feds-will-give-11-states-15-billion-develop-insurance-marketplaces/60739/The savings windfall health IT advocates predicted hasn't materialized.Kedar PavgiThu, 17 Jan 2013 16:23:10 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2013/01/feds-will-give-11-states-15-billion-develop-insurance-marketplaces/60739/Health - Health IT