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GovernmentCIO: Health Records Integration, Analytics Continue at VA During COVID-19

“The Department of Veterans Affairs is continuing to prioritize health records consolidation and data analytics projects during the pandemic, agency officials said during an ACT-IAC Data Analytics Working Group event.” “VA Physician Informaticist John Scott emphasized the importance of the Defense Department and VA health records integration program — both as an avenue for improving […] The post GovernmentCIO: Health Records Integration, Analytics Continue at VA During COVID-19 appeared first on FedHealthIT.

FDA RFQ: Health Fraud Online Surveillance Project related to COVID-19

Solicitation: FDA-SOL-20-1231453 The FDA requires contractor support services to further its ongoing efforts to counter the widespread illegal marketing and sale of fraudulent health products over the Internet. The main objective is to protect public health by obtaining online market surveillance to help identify fake and/or counterfeit products that claim to cure or prevent COVID-19 […] The post FDA RFQ: Health Fraud Online Surveillance Project related to COVID-19 appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal Register: Comments invited for NASA Enterprise Salesforce COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data Collection

“The information will be used to determine whether NASA personnel have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus and to track and trace their interactions across the NASA community for identifying possible points of exposure.” “Comments are invited on: 1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information […] The post Federal Register: Comments invited for NASA Enterprise Salesforce COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data Collection appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: NASA Prepares to Launch Internal COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its spread in the U.S., NASA is tapping commercial software to start an internal contact tracing program.” “According to an information collection notice posted Tuesday in the Federal Register, the voluntary program “will be used to determine whether NASA personnel have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus and to track and trace their interactions across […] The post Nextgov: NASA Prepares to Launch Internal COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Podcast: Veterans Affairs secretary discusses leadership during a time of crisis

The more than 400,000 employees of the Veterans Affairs Department have played a key role in the coronavirus response effort, both by serving veterans and through their “fourth mission” of supporting the overall U.S. public health system. VA Secretary Robert Wilkie sat down recently with Tom Shoop, editor in chief of Government Executive Media Group, […] The post Podcast: Veterans Affairs secretary discusses leadership during a time of crisis appeared first on FedHealthIT.

VA to award Contract for Splunk SaaS to Support OEHRM and COVID-19-Related Telehealth and...

Solicitation: 36C10B20F0151 Contract:  NNG15SD26B “The proposed action is for the award of a firm-fixed-price delivery order to be issued under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), for brand name Splunk Cloud License/Subscription in support of the VA Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM) […] The post VA to award Contract for Splunk SaaS to Support OEHRM and COVID-19-Related Telehealth and Telework appeared first on FedHealthIT.

MeriTalk: VA Sees 24 Percent Spike in Use of Online Healthcare Tools

“New data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows a substantial increase in the use of online VA healthcare tools amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders.” “My HealtheVet – an online VA healthcare tool – saw a 24.1 percent increase from January to June 2020 when compared to the same period in 2019. […] The post MeriTalk: VA Sees 24 Percent Spike in Use of Online Healthcare Tools appeared first on FedHealthIT.

MeriTalk: Deputy Federal CIO Roat Applauds Pandemic-Era IT Culture Change

“Reflecting on tech progress during the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat advocated for IT transformation culture changes and sustaining modernization projects in the long term to keep up the momentum for Federal IT improvements.” “’The pandemic really shined a big spotlight on what the Federal government could do in an emergency and how quickly it could respond,’ Roat […] The post MeriTalk: Deputy Federal CIO Roat Applauds Pandemic-Era IT Culture Change appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

VA: VA Responds To COVID-19 With Schedule Revisions to Electronic Health Record Implementation

“After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revised its previous schedule to convert facilities to its new electronic health record (EHR) capabilities with updated timelines for deployments in August in Columbus, Ohio, and October in Spokane, Washington.” “VA’s Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM) has reengaged with […] The post VA: VA Responds To COVID-19 With Schedule Revisions to Electronic Health Record Implementation appeared first on FedHealthIT.

FedScoop: Let’s Talk About IT Ep. 14 — CIO Jim Gfrerer on VA’s pandemic...

“For the Department of Veterans Affairs, the coronavirus pandemic has been a “black swan” event, according to CIO Jim Gfrerer.” “This has been a black swan event, right, it’s a one-in-a-century event. The notion of a black swan is…nothing in the sum total of your knowledge or your experience in your life has really prepared […] The post FedScoop: Let’s Talk About IT Ep. 14 — CIO Jim Gfrerer on VA’s pandemic IT response appeared first on FedHealthIT.

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