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October 13, 2015  1:21 PM

Remote care for veterans across states the objective of new telemedicine bill

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
american telemedicine association, Telemedicine, telemedicine services, VA

Two U.S. senators introduced a bill into Congress that could simplify and expand the practice of telemedicine for the benefit of American veterans. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mazie Hirono (D- Hawaii) and eight other senators

September 2, 2014  12:58 PM

DoD calls for proposals for new healthcare management systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
DOD, EHR, EHR implementation, gao, VA

The U.S. Department of Defense issued a request for proposals to update their legacy health IT systems, including their EHR. The project is expected to come with a multi-billion dollar price tag and put modernized systems in place...

November 19, 2013  1:30 PM

VA turns to open source EHR in wake of student-found vulnerability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR security, Open source, VA, Vista EHR

A term project by a Georgia Tech graduate student lead to the discovery of a security vulnerability in  the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) EHR system. As a result, the VA collaborated...

April 5, 2013  2:14 PM

Patients reap electronic medical records benefits when given access

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
EHR, My HealtheVet, PHRs and patient engagement, VA

Granting full access to electronic health records has been touted as a straight shot to patient engagement and communication, as required for meaningful use stage 2. But do patients really reap electronic medical records  benefits from complete disclosure of their personal health information? A...

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