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Federal Electronic Health Record Connects With More Community Partners > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Release

The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) program office announces the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) significantly expanded their joint health information exchange (HIE) network with the private sector on Oct. 9 after connecting with the CommonWell Health Alliance.

CommonWell brings a nationwide network of more than 15,000 hospitals and clinics to the 46,000 community partners already part of the joint HIE.

Launched earlier this year, the joint HIE is a modernized health data sharing capability that enhances the ability of DOD, VA and USCG to quickly and securely share electronic health record (EHR) data bidirectionally with participating community health care providers. The result provides more informed care for patients who are navigating between different health care providers.

“The CommonWell connection means DOD, VA and USCG providers can access more information about their patients to make the

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Republicans stuck on uneasy defense on health care

The TAKE with Rick Klein



Donald Trump in a suit standing in front of a crowd: President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla.


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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla.

Elections, of course, have consequences. What happens right before elections also has consequences – or so candidates hope.

With three weeks of voting left, President Donald Trump and his Republican Party find themselves in an uneasy state of defense when it comes to issues that have alternately energized and frustrated the GOP going back at least a decade.

In Washington, Democrats are less focused on blocking Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination than they are making the case about what that could mean almost immediately after the election. They are arguing that she would likely find Obamacare unconstitutional when the Trump administration’s arguments are heard shortly after the election.

Said Sen. Kamala Harris, doing double duty as vice-presidential candidate and a

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Xavier Woods’ quote about the Cowboys effort on defense has created some controversy

It is a difficult thing for any of us to talk about effort that Dallas Cowboys players are giving. Sure we all watch the games, study what’s happening, and come to our own conclusions, but we obviously do not know what they are trying to do and therein lies the difficulty with this exercise.



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The Cowboys are 1-3 and there are a number of different statistics that point to just how inefficient and frankly downright embarrassing the defense has been. These are results, not effort.

In the world of professional sports, when losing persists, people are going to point out that effort is not where it needs to be and cite it as a reason for the losing that we are seeing.

Effort has been the top criticism of the Dallas Cowboys defense this week

In the days following the team’s loss to the Cleveland

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3 Major Reasons You Should Learn Self Defense Online

Self defense does classes are a dime a dozen today. You can find them in person all over the city that you live in. However, what if you’re busy? What if you cannot get to a class on a regular basis? Those two questions are something that stops many people from going forward with learning martial arts, and how to defend against predators. It’s for that reason why many people are looking at alternative paths, including learning how to fight online. Could you learn how to defend yourself without stepping foot into a brick and mortar training facility? The short answer is simple, yes. The longer reason can actually help you realize that there are several reasons why you can learn fighting methods online.

Experts Are Moving Their Teaching Online

There was a time when martial arts teachers would open up dojos in strip malls, and random locations. However, as … Read More

Best Self Defense Products For Health Care Workers

Most health care providers begin their careers because they want to make a positive impact on the lives of others. They believe in bringing healing to people. Very few of them are aware of or understand the inherent dangers that come with their jobs. There are situations that are just not covered in the textbooks or classrooms.

The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety states that approximately two thirds of all hospitals are located in areas that are rated as high crime areas. So even before they step foot into the hospital, they are exposed to a high risk population. Getting to and from their vehicles can be precarious, especially since so many work late into the night.

The very nature of their work means they are around people with higher ratios of alcohol and drug abuse. Assaults, stabbings, and shootings are not uncommon occurrences inside the hospital. Surprisingly, … Read More