Tom Hanks, J&J and the VA take on veteran suicides in new PSA

Tom Hanks, J&J and the VA take on veteran suicides in new PSA

David Shulkin, President Donald Trump’s secretary of veterans affairs, joined FOX Business to discuss how the VA, which has come under scrutiny over the years for the way some hospitals have treated veterans, is changing and reforming. SOURCE – READ THE FULL...
NIH announces awards for BRAIN Initiative neuroethics research

NIH announces awards for BRAIN Initiative neuroethics research

As scientists develop powerful neurotechnologies to monitor and regulate brain activity, ethical questions arise about how these new tools should be incorporated into medical research and clinical practice. To inform this discussion, the National Institutes of Health...
Cerner looks to build on VA, DOD success

Cerner looks to build on VA, DOD success

Electronic health record provider Cerner is looking to capitalize on a streak of successes in the government market. On an Oct. 26 earnings call, President Zane Burke said that the company was “in the early stages of government business contributing to our...
How Veterans Affairs is leading with big data, precision medicine

How Veterans Affairs is leading with big data, precision medicine

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is carrying through on initiatives set by former Vice President Joe Biden, who last year told healthcare experts at the Medical Innovation Summit that innovators can and will defeat cancer. This year, Veterans Affairs Deputy...
Neural Analtyics wins $10m DoD for point-of-care TBI diag device

Neural Analtyics wins $10m DoD for point-of-care TBI diag device

Neural Analytics said today it won a $10 million contract with the US Dept. of Defense’s US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to develop a portable, point-of-care device to assess combat-related traumatic brain injuries. Through the contract, Los...
DHA picks 36 small firms for $7.5B health care staffing contract

DHA picks 36 small firms for $7.5B health care staffing contract

The Defense Health Agency has selected 36 companies for a five-year, $7.5 billion contract to provide health care workers at U.S. military facilities in all 50 states. DHA competed the contract as a small business set-aside and awardees will vie for task orders over...
House considers major changes to VA health care

House considers major changes to VA health care

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin argued Tuesday that a House plan for veterans’ health care was too restrictive and wouldn’t offer enough veterans the choice of private-sector care. SOURCE – READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT:...
DoD, Leidos Roll Out MHS Genesis at Madigan Army Medical Center

DoD, Leidos Roll Out MHS Genesis at Madigan Army Medical Center

Madigan Army Medical Center in Takoma, Washington is now the fourth military site to go live with the Military Health System (MHS) Genesis electronic health record (EHR) system. The Leidos Partnership for Defense Health announced the successful deployment of MHS...