Veterans Affairs

doctor and patient on tablet EHR
By Tom Sullivan 07:51 am August 14, 2015
The interoperability problem is bigger than the DoD or VA and that reality is among the toughest challenges the agencies currently face.
Coast Guard photo by Public Affairs Specialist 3rd Class Luke Pinneo
By Erin McCann 11:08 am August 11, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard has taken the next step to integrate its health information systems and records after tapping an interoperability platform to make it happen.
Cerner headquarters
By Bernie Monegain 10:48 am July 30, 2015
It might seem like a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking, but industry insiders are weighing in on the $9B contract the Department of Defense signed with EHR giant Cerner, and some are suggesting the government could have finessed a better play.
Chris Miller
By Tom Sullivan 08:01 am July 30, 2015
With the ink still drying on the big EHR contract awarded to Leidos, Cerner and Accenture on Wednesday, the Department of Defense went on offense in explaining how much data it and the VA share every day.
Thumbs down
By Jack McCarthy 08:02 am July 28, 2015
Opponents of the $11 billion project are predicting that it will not deliver adequate functionality for data sharing with DoD partners, the VA and private sector and, what's more, the EHR could be obsolete by the time it's built.
magnifying glass over data
By Healthcare IT News 10:35 am July 09, 2015
By launching four new studies examining conditions and diseases among veterans, the department is tapping into what it calls the nation's largest database.
veteran saluting American flag
By Healthcare IT News 09:44 am July 07, 2015
"I plan to bring core capabilities to the VA and create a fiscally responsible organization," said LaVerne Council, who took the reins Monday as the next CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
hacker at computer
By Erin McCann 10:06 pm June 17, 2015
The lion's share of medical identity theft victims can expect to pay upwards of $13,500 to resolve the crime. What's more, about 50 percent of consumers say they would find another healthcare provider if they were concerned about the security of their medical records.
Veteran
By Erin McCann 10:28 am May 27, 2015
Two members of Congress are proposing a bill that would eliminate even more barriers for veterans receiving telemedicine care.
putting puzzle pieces together
By Bernie Monegain 10:50 am April 03, 2015
Officials at OpenVista electronic health record company Medsphere announced it will merge with an IT consulting and outsourcing firm.

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