Veterans Affairs

VA doctor choice
By Bernie Monegain 12:37 pm April 20, 2017
Veterans Choice Program Extension lets vets seek care at private healthcare institutions, buys time for VA Secretary Shulkin to write a more comprehensive plan for veterans’ healthcare needs.
Tell us: Which commercial EHR should the VA pick to replace VistA?
By Tom Sullivan 08:43 am April 20, 2017
The decision is due by July, but many questions are cropping up about which path is actually best in the long-run.  
VA picks two vendors Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am April 19, 2017
Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence will work to create a more interoperable system for the U.S. Veterans Administration.
commercial EHR VistA VA
By Jessica Davis 06:54 am April 19, 2017
But the Department of Veterans Affairs might not have many options unless it wants to continue being in the software development business.
Black Book Cerner VistA
By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm April 17, 2017
The research firm ranked Cerner number one in all categories for the best vendor to replace VistA. Number 2? Allscripts. Epic struggled with cost control and go-lives.
By Jessica Davis 11:31 am April 13, 2017
The agency filed two RFIs late Tuesday asking industry leaders about commercial software-as-service options and how to modernize VistA by stitching together multiple platforms.

A screenshot of the VA's new Access to Care site that provides veterans with transparency on the quality of care at facilities across the nation.

By Jessica Davis 10:58 am April 13, 2017
Agency launches new website that allows veterans to find and compare care quality at clinics in the area, while viewing real-time data on wait times.
To spot suicidal veterans, VA turns to predictive analytics tool

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm April 05, 2017
With as many as 20 veterans committing suicide a day, officials expect REACH VET to root out at-risk patients so doctors can intervene immediately.

Veterans Affairs director of value management Nathan Tierney at the Pop Health Forum in Boston.

By Tom Sullivan 03:44 pm April 04, 2017
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a value management system to bridge the gap between fee-for-service and value-based care.
Jared Kushner VA VistA

Jared Kushner, left, with President Trump after the announcement of the launch of The White House Office of American Innovation. Photo via Instagram

By Jessica Davis 03:36 pm April 03, 2017
VA has struggled to correct IT and scheduling issues for years, and it looks like those problems have landed on the chief son-in-law’s desk.

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