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    HHS Plans CONNECT “Code-a-Thon“

    On August 27, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hosting a “code-a-thon“ for open-source programmers to collaborate and contribute to the new National Health Information Network (NHIN) gateway, CONNECT. The software was released to the open-source community this past April. “The code-a-thon gives programmers an opportunity to meet face to face and get […] More

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    DoD and VA Hit 3 of 6 Objectives for EHR Interoperability

    The Governement Accountability Office (GAO) has announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) have achieved three of the six objectives for “full interoperability“ between their electronic health records (EHR). According to the report, the DoD and VA have achieved the following criteria: Demonstrating initial network gateway operability Sharing social history […] More

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