Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $2 million contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology to implement the Health Administration Program Enhancements for ICD-10. The Harris solution will enhance the process of searching diagnosis codes and supports the VA in its transition from the International Classification of Diseases Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to the new ICD-10 standard.
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a one-year, $1.2 million contract to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Eligibility Center reduce the costs, errors and time involved in making health benefits decisions.
To put high-powered mathematical analytics in the hands of its agencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has contracted with Archimedes Inc., a healthcare modeling company based in San Francisco CA. The contract will put the Archimedes model at the fingertips of its agencies, enabling them to research, analyze, and evaluate the effects of specific health care interventions more quickly and accurately.
In an interview with TideSmart Talk with Stevoe, a weekly radio show that takes a macro approach towards society and culture, host Steve Woods (Stevoe) was joined by former Maine Gov. John Baldacci. The show will air Saturday, April 28 and be available as a podcast at http://www.tidesmartradio.com. In one of his first in-depth interviews since completing his role as director of the Department of Defense's Military Health Care Reform Initiative, Baldacci reflected on his time in office, the importance of public service, and his support for universal healthcare.
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a multi-year $80.3 million contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Technology Acquisition Center to help integrate electronic health records for two of the world’s largest healthcare systems -- the VA and the Department of Defense (DoD). Harris will develop the system’s key Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), which will be released in early 2014.
On the tenet that "the future of medicine and success is dependent on having data," Idaho's Health Data Exchange is building out one connection that hooks into multiple clinics, rather than individual links to each.
Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of open source healthcare IT solutions and services, today announced that the company has accepted an invitation to join the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) community, adding the company’s considerable experience with code convergence and implementation of VistA-based EHR solutions to the ongoing efforts of OSEHRA participants.
Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc., has partnered with ActiveHealth Management (ActiveHealth®) to provide a new, secure, website for TRICARE Prime Beneficiaries called MyActiveHealthSM available 24 hours, seven-days-a-week. The website is for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries enrolled with a civilian Primary Care Manager (PCM) to help improve their health and better manage any chronic health conditions. MyActiveHealth will give beneficiaries a secure way to store their health information, health data, and medical history securely, and take advantage of other health information resources.
Health 2.0 announced today that teams from Zenithech LLC, Avanade Inc. and Big Yellow Star won the Medicare Claims Data Developer Challenge sponsored by IMPAQ International LLC and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. IMPAQ, a social research and consulting services company, and NORC, a not-for-profit, academic research organization, created the competition to spur development of interactive Internet-based tools to make Medicare claims data more accessible and usable for clinicians, health researchers, consumers, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and others.
TEDMED, www.TEDMED.com, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, begins tomorrow at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Molina Healthcare, Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of California (MHC), has been selected by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to participate as an integrated health plan in California’s proposed demonstration project to provide healthcare services for beneficiaries who are eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare (dual-eligible beneficiaries) in San Diego County. In addition to San Diego County, Los Angeles County was also selected by DHCS for a dual-eligible demonstration project. MHC will participate in the Los Angeles County dual-eligible pilot program as a subcontracted health plan.
Novitas Solutions Inc., formerly Highmark Medicare Services and the current Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction 12 (J12), which covers Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C., announces it will begin implementing the Medicare Administrative Contract for Jurisdiction H (JH), which includes filling hundreds of new Pennsylvania-based jobs as well as jobs outside of Pennsylvania. The specific number of new jobs available and their locations will be announced as soon as possible.
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Obama administration's healthcare reform law, a healthcare visionary says the outcome of the case will have little effect on the future direction of healthcare.
Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc., announces it has entered a one-year U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé agreement with Professional Management Enterprises, Inc (PME) of Indianapolis, Indiana, assisting the company in improving and successfully competing for Federal Government contracts. PME is an SBA section 8(a), service disabled Veteran-owned small business offering contract Staffing Optimization Solutions (SOS) for contract staffing optimization.
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Medical liability reforms that include specific protections for physicians who provide EMTALA related services — long a top priority for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) — today passed the U.S. House of Representatives.