Veterans Affairs

Trump shakes hands with acting VA secretary Wilkie at White House

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Robert Wilkie after nominating him to be next Veterans Affairs Secretary on Friday. Photo by Mark Wilson, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:28 pm May 18, 2018
Joking that he “ruined the surprise,” the President made the announcement at the White House prison reform summit Friday afternoon.
VA secretary Wilkie announces VA signs Cerner EHR contract

Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie delivers a brief statement during the daily news conference at the White House on May 17. The VA later announced its decision to sign Cerner contract. Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)

By Jessica Davis 09:30 am May 18, 2018
After nearly a year of speculation, the Veterans Affairs Department will implement the same EHR as the Department of Defense.
Veterans Affairs EHR modernization project
By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm May 16, 2018
In the last four months, the agency has lost about 40 senior staffers and the lack of experienced IT leadership puts the EHR modernization project at risk, 11 Congressional members argue.
By Jessica Davis 11:52 am May 11, 2018
The final rule will override state laws to create a nationwide telehealth program to improve care access and reduce wait times for veterans.
VA Cerner EHR

VA CFO Jon Rychalski testifying before Senate on Wednesday. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 10:18 am May 10, 2018
VA CFO Jon Rychalski told the Senate Appropriations Committee that the latest delays in contract negotiations were because the acting secretary “came in cold” to the position.
Veterans Affairs EHR modernization
By Jessica Davis 01:22 pm May 09, 2018
The bills, introduced by the Committee on Veterans Affairs, also give legislative authority for VA providers to practice telemedicine across state lines.
VA telehealth for veterans

Credit: VA.gov

By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm May 04, 2018
The bill is a compromise from proposals made in the fall and would let veterans see a private sector provider if a VA provider agrees it’s in their best interest.
FDA EHR

Credit: GAO.gov

By Jessica Davis 01:56 pm May 04, 2018
The agency is hoping to build a database, including information from Veterans Affairs, to track adverse drug reactions through data mining and visualization.
cerner VA EHR
By Mike Miliard 11:39 am May 03, 2018
Cerner CFO Mark Marc Naughton says the electronic health record vendor has broad support for the modernization project and will be ready to go once the contract is signed.
veterans affairs health
By Jessica Davis 02:40 pm May 02, 2018
While the White House claims former VA Secretary Shulkin resigned, Shulkin disagrees, and that discrepancy is what two veterans groups claim make Trump’s choice unlawful.

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