Government & Policy

Acting VA Secretary Wilkie urges Congress to pass Choice reform

VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie. Credit: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:06 pm April 10, 2018
The Choice Program was designed to shorten wait times and ease travel burdens for veterans. But Congress failed to pass the reform package last month.
Coast Guard EHR vendor
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am April 10, 2018
Federal officials said that USCG’s requirements are almost 100 percent the same as the Defense Department and, unlike Veterans Affairs, the agencies can both rollout the electronic health record under a single contract.
Coast Guard to deploy Cerner EHR in DoD partnership
By Jessica Davis 12:43 pm April 09, 2018
The agency has been operating with pencil and paper for nearly three years after a failed Epic EHR project with the State Department.
HHS asks court to dismiss Ciox lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 12:25 pm April 09, 2018
The medical records vendor sued the agency in January for ‘absurd’ enforcement -- but HHS claims that CiOX has no constitutional standing for such a case.
ONC patients health data

Credit: healthIT.gov

By Mike Miliard 10:43 am April 09, 2018
The online resource offers tips for accessing and using the information stored in electronic health records.
VistA EHR Veterans Affairs

A screensnap of the VistA EHR. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 06:30 am April 06, 2018
We asked Healthcare IT News readers what they thought should come next for the VA’s EHR plan and the majority of users want to keep, and improve, the agency's software.
NIH data science strategy
By Bernie Monegain 02:09 pm April 04, 2018
NIH work is expected to transform how research is performed and how discovery is translated into care.
Veterans group wants new VA Secretary

An AMVETS post in Ohio. Credit: Mario Tama, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 01:09 pm April 04, 2018
The President sidestepped ousted VA Secretary Shulkin’s deputy, who was next in line to succeed him, and named DoD official Robert Wilkie as acting secretary.
State Department puts out RFI for a new EHR

U.S. Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert speaking in a press briefing room at the Department of State. Credit: Alex Wroblewski, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 11:50 am April 03, 2018
After the Coast Guard pulled its EHR contract with Epic in 2016, plans to share an EHR with the Department of State went to the wayside and officials are now working on a solo project.
Veterans affairs secretary EHR

Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to the media during a White House Press Briefing. Credit: Alex Wong, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 04:06 pm March 30, 2018
White House Physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is generally respected in both the armed forces and medical field, but a lack of managerial experience calls into question his qualification for such a major role.

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