Veterans Affairs

veterans affairs VistA replaced by cerner interoperability
By Mike Miliard 03:21 pm June 08, 2017
The opportunities for data exchange improvements are big, both across VA-DoD and among private-sector providers.
Epic contract for VA
By Bernie Monegain 10:57 am June 07, 2017
Government has shown itself as on-again, off-again on some of its IT projects.
Cerner DoD EHR
By Mike Miliard 03:23 pm June 06, 2017
With the massive DoD EHR modernization project still getting off the ground, the company scoops up a complementary contract for the VA that may dwarf it in size.
Coast Guard EHR vendor problems
By Tom Sullivan 03:10 pm June 06, 2017
USCG ranked interoperability with DoD and VA as a priority while Cerner, meanwhile, has been testing its software on submarines.
Cerner EHR replaces VA VistA

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, addressed reporters at the White House on Monday to explain the agency's decision to update their EHR system with Cerner.

By Mike Miliard 04:06 pm June 05, 2017
Seamless interoperability with MHS Genesis will enable development of better treatment plans between VA and DoD physicians – and could help prevent veterans' suicides, which Shulkin says is his "top clinical priority."
Poll: Cerner gets big VA contract, are you surprised?
By Henry Powderly 02:29 pm June 05, 2017
After weeks of speculation about where the agency will land, The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen Cerner to replace its ailing VistA electronic health record. For many, including Black Book, the news wasn't a surprise.
VA VistA picks Cerner

President Trump starts off his press conference on Monday with the announcement about the VA replacing VistA with Cerner. 

By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm June 05, 2017
The agency will get out of the software development business and move to the same vendor as DoD, Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday.
VA Secretary David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 04:02 pm May 31, 2017
In a White House press briefing, David Shulkin, MD, called on Congress to extend the Veterans Choice program and help him build private-public partnerships to improve veterans’ care.

OIG Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Nicholas Dahl spoke at VA financial management hearing on Wednesday.

By Jessica Davis 12:10 pm May 25, 2017
This is not the first time the agency was criticized for its security vulnerabilities: OIG Deputy Assistant Inspector General said the issues have been consistent since 2000.
modernize veteran care and EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 24, 2017
The funding increase will support the agency’s efforts and expand on private-public partnerships, the VA Secretary told a House committee Wednesday.

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