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Dr. Poonam Alaigh, Acting Under Secretary for Health at the VA speaks during the Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C. on April 28.

By Jessica Davis 02:33 pm April 28, 2017
While the healthcare industry debates the future of the outdated EHR, VA’s acting undersecretary said the agency is still looking into all options.
By Jessica Davis 03:33 pm April 27, 2017
By advancing the EHR code base, rather than picking a commercial EHR, Veterans Affairs can modernize its proprietary software at a fraction of the cost, officials say.
By Jessica Davis 03:46 pm April 21, 2017
While the bulk of respondents to our poll picked the reigning EHR favorite, many think a different course would be the agency’s best option.
VA should choose anyone but Cerner to ignite EHR interoperability
By Jessica Davis 09:15 am April 21, 2017
Going with a different electronic health record vendor to replace VistA might force the industry to take interoperability issues more seriously, Chilmark founder says.
VA hospitals JAMA report

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 02:10 pm April 20, 2017
The agency scored higher on six of nine patient safety indicators, but still needs to work on behavioral health and patient experience, a JAMA Internal Medicine report finds.
VA doctor choice
By Bernie Monegain 12:37 pm April 20, 2017
Veterans Choice Program Extension lets vets seek care at private healthcare institutions, buys time for VA Secretary Shulkin to write a more comprehensive plan for veterans’ healthcare needs.
Tell us: Which commercial EHR should the VA pick to replace VistA?
By Tom Sullivan 08:43 am April 20, 2017
The decision is due by July, but many questions are cropping up about which path is actually best in the long-run.  
VA picks two vendors Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am April 19, 2017
Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence will work to create a more interoperable system for the U.S. Veterans Administration.
commercial EHR VistA VA
By Jessica Davis 06:54 am April 19, 2017
But the Department of Veterans Affairs might not have many options unless it wants to continue being in the software development business.
Black Book Cerner VistA
By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm April 17, 2017
The research firm ranked Cerner number one in all categories for the best vendor to replace VistA. Number 2? Allscripts. Epic struggled with cost control and go-lives.

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