The bill would enable providers affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs to deliver telemedicine services across state lines, eliminating a requirement that the providers be licensed in the same state as their patients.
"These projects will build a solid infrastructure for the PMI Cohort Program, including a coordinating center, biobank, network of healthcare provider organizations, and participant mobile technologies," NIH director Francis Collins, MD, said.
A body of work has grown in response to attacks based on research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as private security organizations to set out guidelines for proper information security roadmaps.
Healthcare organizations were encouraged to propose projects that, among other goals, reduce mortality, lower costs, provide a higher return on investment, link value with quality and drive the use of alternative payment models.
Health information technology automates many of the routine care management tasks and streamlines communication, thereby enabling caregivers to better manage high-risk patients, coordinate care and empathetically overcome obstacles to adherence.
A year ago, the Defense Health Agency, at that time a year old, was slowly coming into its own. Fast forward to the present and DHA is indeed in the middle of some of the biggest IT initiatives the Military Health System has ever seen.