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Bob Brewin

Editor at Large Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.
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VA, Kaiser testing the exchange of electronic health records

December 1, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department and Kaiser Permanente launched a pilot project in November in the San Diego area to test how clinicians in both organizations can exchange electronic health records over a national network that the federal government is creating to share medical information. Veterans in the San Diego area ...

VA Watchdog Hacked

November 30, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One of the best resources for veterans who have problems with the Veterans Affairs Department is the VA Watchdog Web site founded and edited by Larry Scott. If you visited the site today, you likely only saw a bare bones page that explains the site was hacked and destroyed. Scott ...

Giving Some Thanks on Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so I'm going to doff my grump hat and thank the folks who make this column possible, starting with some really fine military public affairs officers. These PAOs have a tough job. They need to feed news hungry hordes of ink-stained (or in my case, digit-stained) wretches ...

Military Health to evaluate two electronic dental records systems

November 25, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Military Health System said it plans to spend the next six months evaluating two applications for an electronic dental record system that three military services would use following an abrupt move by the Army earlier this month to cancel the rollout of its dental module. The cancellation resulted from ...

From Nextgov.com: Military Health to evaluate two electronic dental records systems

November 25, 2009 The Military Health System said it plans to spend the next six months evaluating two applications for an electronic dental record system that three military services would use following an abrupt move by the Army earlier this month to cancel the rollout of its dental module. Read the full story ...

Googling Iraq

November 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Want a positive sign that security in Iraq is improving? Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt finished up a three-day business trip to Iraq on Tuesday, where, among other things, he kicked off a Google project to digitize and electronically catalog 14,000 artifacts in the National Museum of Iraq in ...

Joint Telemedicine Network eyed for mental health services

November 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, the Army surgeon general, wants to use technology to help deployed soldiers deal with combat stress, the invisible wound of war, and the team that developed the Army's Joint Telemedicine Network in Afghanistan and Iraq believes it has the system to do the job. The Army ...

VA's Spiffy New Web Site, But . . .

November 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow I really, really wanted to praise the slick design of the redone Web site operated by the Veterans Affairs Department, which it launched on Monday. But, alas, I instead need to put on, once again, my grump hat. VA STILL (yes, I'm shouting) has not fixed the real problems with ...

New military satellite system expedites X-rays arrival at hospitals

November 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Two years ago, it took the Army four and a half hours to transmit an X-ray image from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq to the Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Germany. Today, that same X-ray can be sent in 15 minutes. The Army has cut the transmission time because ...

Health Data Security CSI

November 20, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The last place you would expect to find Hollywood-based TV producers is at a policy wonk-fest held at a Holiday Inn in Southwest Washington. But then, reality is often stranger than fiction. Producers from the TV show CSI Miami were at the day-long hearing of the Health and Human Service ...