Veterans Affairs

VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 11:34 am December 08, 2017
After 138 contractors hired to develop, manage and maintain its legacy VistA EHR, it's now obsolete since VA plans to replace system with Cerner.
Cerner EHR VA DoD
By Mike Miliard 10:34 am December 05, 2017
With federal spending priorities in flux, and VistA technology issues still to be ironed out, one expert parses out what we might expect in the weeks ahead.
VA awards $44 million contract to CNSI for claims processing technology

Credit: cns-inc.com

By Mike Miliard 02:54 pm November 30, 2017
As the department work to finalize its EHR modernization contract with Cerner, it extends a smaller deal for centralized claims management.
Cerner DoD EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:16 pm November 16, 2017
The VistA replacement will be built off the MHS Genesis work already in progress for the Defense Department.
VA Cerner EHR

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies before the House Appropriations Military Construction-VA Subcommittee on Wednesday. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:27 pm November 15, 2017
The agency wants to jump onto the current success of DoD’s similar Cerner roll outs in the Pacific Northwest and needs the funds now to avoid driving up the project’s cost down the line.
CliniComp VA lawsuit

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Billy Hathorn

By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm November 14, 2017
The EHR system provider says it will stop litigation if the VA agrees to let a skilled IT professional assess whether its platform is indeed cheaper, faster and better than Cerner.
VA telehealth

The VA Provider Accountability Act would prevent medical providers with disciplinary actions on their record from crossing state lines to keep practicing medicine.

By Jessica Davis 01:22 pm November 09, 2017
On heels of a USA Today report that found VA pushed aside firing orders in secret settlement deals, the proposed legislation would prevent disciplined medical providers from crossing state lines to keep practicing.
VA email system
By Mike Miliard 11:30 am November 09, 2017
By weeding out low-priority messages and training clinicians how to optimize their inboxes, hospitals have helped enable more face time for quality care.
VA telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo by Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons 

By Jessica Davis 01:46 pm November 08, 2017
The bipartisan legislation -- which received broad support from Congress and trade groups -- will let VA providers in good standing practice telehealth regardless of the patient’s location.
NIH new data commons

Aerial photograph from the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland campus. Photo via Wikipedia

By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm November 06, 2017
A consortium of public and private developers will build out analytics tools, interoperability standards for researchers.

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