Health Technology

Coast Guard completes on-shore MHS Genesis deployment

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed its rollout of the military's new commercial electronic health record system to on-shore facilities, following a long journey that was paused during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DOD's electronic health records rollout hits 30% completion

The Defense Department's electronic health records system rollout nearly a third complete with 42,000 active users across more than a dozen states.

DARPA-funded fabric protects against chemical, biologic threats

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing new fabrics and protective equipment that can reduce the risk of chemical and biological threats to service members and responders.

DOD’s 5G foundation to support telerobotic surgery pilot

The Defense Department will be conducting 5G-based telemedicine pilots, experimenting with augmented reality medial training and robotic surgery.

DOD’s 5G foundation to support telerobotic surgery pilot

The Defense Department will be conducting 5G-based telemedicine pilots, experimenting with augmented reality medial training and robotic surgery.

DOD, Coast Guard resume health records deployment

After a pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Department's commercial health record installation program is back online. The Coast Guard is also transitioning to the new system.

DARPA’s plan for an airborne COVID detector

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants a COVID sensor that can detect the virus in the air accurately and quickly enough to stop its spread in office buildings or schools.

Digital contact tracing key to force readiness, DOD says

The Defense Health Agency envisions personnel wearing an unobtrusive device that supports proximity logging and recording in all military environments, including those disconnected from wide-area networks, to guard against coronavirus spread.

Ethics vs. compliance in AI

Tech experts warn against treating ethics as like just another box on a compliance checklist.

VA secretary touts department's telework, telehealth efforts

Secretary Robert Wilkie also discussed the electronic health care records rollout and VA's need to pay more for certain essential hires.

MHS Genesis deployment suspended amid COVID-19 pandemic

The rollout of a commercial electronic health record system to Defense Department hospitals on pause to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VA embraces gaming as therapy for injured vets

The VA plans to offer gaming as an alternative form of therapy and to improve socialization for veterans with limited mobility through a partnership with Microsoft.

New round of MHS Genesis go-live dates coming in September

Defense Health Agency officials say they're making headway on cybersecurity problems and coordination with VA on their new electronic health record system.

Lawmakers look to NDAA for health record push

Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee want to use the must-pass 2020 defense authorization bill to advance interoperability and joint management of the electronic health records systems at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

NDAA pushes DOD-VA cooperation on health record modernization

The $20 billion health record modernization efforts at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are going to be joined a little more closely under an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.

Who's accountable for the $20B defense health IT overhaul?

Despite pressure from Congress, DOD and VA don't appear to be racing to name a single point of accountability to lead the electronic health records transformation at the two agencies.

Air Force Lab wants wearables to monitor warfighter health

The Air Force Research Lab teamed with a biosensor startup to develop implanted sensors that would allow medical personnel to continuously monitor troops for indications of a potential illness.