Tag: VA

VA looking to update their EHR through outsourcing

For those familiar with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, the Blue Button is a common facet of access to medical data. However, while the system is great, visually it is a let down. Recognizing this area of potential improvement, the VA is sponsoring a competition to find those that may help it design a more visually appealing design for future use.

Telemedicine can help address unique health needs of Native American veterans

Although American Indians make up less than 2% of the US population, certain individuals of this extremely diverse ethnic group may be a significant target market for telemedicine interventions. Researchers from different universities recently published an article summarizing their experiences offering this group of Americans telemental health services for over a decade. The researchers summarized […]

Action and optimism from US CTO Todd Park at Healthbox demo day

Todd Park (@todd_park), newly appointed Chief Technology Officer of the Federal government, gave an inspiring keynote address at Healthbox investor day in Chicago this week. Park, co-founder of athenahealth in 1997, is clearly very passionate about entrepreneurs and a big believer in the entrepreneur’s ability to effect tremendous disruption through invention. There has never been […]