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March 21, 2012
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  Military Health Systems 
  • United Health lands DOD TRICARE contract
    United Health Military and Veteran Services has secured a six-year contract from the Department of Defense to provide TRICARE services in the western U.S. The contract’s scope includes operations tasks, such as claims processing and managing provider networks, and is worth up to $20 billion. (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Veterans Health Administration 
  • VA focuses HIT efforts on care access, backlogs and homelessness
    The Veterans Affairs Department is using telehealth, online applications created to improve access to care and streamlined Web-based record-keeping to enhance its services, said VA CIO Roger Baker at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Belvoir Industry Day on March 19. Baker added that the agency is focusing its IT efforts on three major areas: care access, claims backlogs and homelessness. Government Computer News (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health and Medical Research 
  • IWalk expands to provide more amputee access
    IWalk has expanded its services to 18 new prosthetic facilities, giving more amputees access to its bionic ankle system, a robotics-driven system that helps restore calf muscle function and Achilles tendon performance in lower-limb amputees. IWalk was initially funded by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and its ankle system is now available at 58 prosthetic and orthotic centers nationwide. Mass High Tech (Boston) (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • MedInfoNow basic version is free to AMSUS members
    AMSUS members are eligible to receive the free basic version of MedInfoNow, a personalized weekly e-mail alerting you to new books and reviews in your profiled specialty areas, as well as access to the most comprehensive database of books in the health sciences. MedInfoNow Premium -- the only update service that combines Medline® updates with comprehensive news and reviews of print and electronic books in the health sciences from Doody's Review Service™ --is offered to AMSUS members at a nearly 70% discount! Visit MedInfoNow. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AMSUS member-get-a-member program
    This program is a way for current members to get involved in promoting to prospective members the many benefits, as well as inter-service networking opportunities, that come with AMSUS membership. The annual campaign runs from June 1 to May 31. First-time referrals receive an AMSUS challenge coin. Additional awards and incentives can be achieved based on the number of new members you refer within the campaign year. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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