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Who Will Land The $11 Billion Dollar Defense Department Contract?


Who Will Land The $11 Billion Dollar Defense Department ContractThe military has decided that it is indeed time to bring their health records into the modern electronic age. But military officials are yet to select the tech firm they will turn to for this massive project.

The Defense Department is currently accepting bids for an estimated 10 year project and the DoD is, understandably, attracting the likes of tech giants such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

The deadline for applications is October 31, and the project value is estimated at around $11 billion, according to The Washington Post.

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More Attempting to Join Forces with The DoD for Joint Health Care Records


More Attempting to Join Forces with The DoD for Joint Health Care RecordsThere is a multitude of benefits that come with adopting electronic health care records today. And unless this is your first visit to mHealthWatch, you’re likely very familiar with said benefits.

They increase efficiency, reduce the likelihood of misread charts, and sometimes make it easier for physicians to transfer medical records from one physician to the next. They key to that last part, is sometimes.

As a general rule, electronic documents are designed with the intent to increase access and efficiency. In order for this to occur within the healthcare world, the information needs to be easily transferable from one physician to the next. Not only do patient privacy regulations come into play, but so does compatibility.

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Diversinet Appoints Two Military Healthcare IT Experts to its Advisory Board


Diversinet, a provider of secure mobile communication solutions for the healthcare industry, announced the appointment of two experts in healthcare technology issues and applications related to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to its advisory board.

The first of which is Dr. Hon Pak, previous President of the American Telemedicine Association and recently retired Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department, Office of the Surgeon General.  The second appointment is Frederick J. Hannett, a Washington-based consultant and healthcare IT thought leader with longstanding ties to the DoD, as well as founder and Managing Principal of The Capitol Alliance.

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