TheÂ Defense Health Agency is working to standardize health data collection forÂ the Defense Department as part of efforts to modernize the military healthcare system, FCW reported Wednesday.
Dave Bowen,Â head of DHA’s health information technologyÂ irectorate and chief information officer forÂ the Military Health System, told a forum that he intends to identify what data to collect, how to make information accessible and where to send it, Adam MazmanianÂ reports.
He also called on theÂ surgeons general of the military services to approve a proposal for overseeing data collection,Â dissemination and designation, according to the report.
Bowen also plans to establishÂ data architectures for consolidating financial data,Â Mazmanian writes.
FCW reports that DHA is set to receive proposals from vendors in October for the standardization effort and select a contractor in June 2015.