Veterans Affairs

VA EHR
By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm November 03, 2017
Senate, House propose bills for congressional oversight of VA’s Cerner project, would require reports of any major cost increase, loss of health data, delay or privacy breach.
VA telehealth
By Jessica Davis 03:50 pm November 02, 2017
Introduced earlier this fall by the VA Secretary, the bill would override state licensing restrictions for telemedicine for the agency’s providers.
VA EHR

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies at legislative hearing on Oct. 24. Photo via YouTube

By Jessica Davis 02:31 pm October 31, 2017
Allscripts CEO Paul Black urges David Shulkin to present data in a single view that will allow the agency’s healthcare providers to see actionable insights to ensure the best care for veterans.
Cerner VA EHR
By Tom Sullivan 01:51 pm October 27, 2017
With two huge government agencies already picking their EHR tech, President Zane Burke has his eyes on Federal Bureau of Prisons, Coast Guard, Indian Health and state Medicaid programs.
Veterans Affairs leading with big data
By Susan Morse 01:05 pm October 25, 2017
The federal agency wants to share the anonymous DNA blood samples of half a million veterans for use in research.
Cerner EHR project for VA

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifying on Oct. 24.

By Jessica Davis 03:10 pm October 24, 2017
While the launch of the new EHR will take just 18 months, the whole system overhaul will take much longer.
By Jessica Davis 10:21 am October 23, 2017
The case was dismissed based on jurisdiction, but the VA and Cerner both say CliniComp has not shown why the VA’s decision is illegal or unjustified.
VA proposes CARE Act
By Jessica Davis 01:32 pm October 18, 2017
The bill - written by the VA and proposed to Congress - would expand care access for veterans and make it legally easier to share patient records between the VA and outside providers.
Veterans Affairs’ Secretary David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 11:58 am October 17, 2017
The much-liked holdover from the Obama administration is a top contender to fill the position abruptly left vacant by Tom Price.
VA telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm September 29, 2017
The rule would increase the availability of mental health, specialty and general clinical care for all beneficiaries.

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