Veterans Affairs

King v. Burwell debate photo from Twitter user SEUI.
By Neil Versel 09:50 am March 05, 2015
The oral arguments the U.S. Supreme Court heard Wednesday in King vs. Burwell did not address any health IT provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but the ruling could have far-reaching effects on the future of American healthcare.
Keyboard with stethoscope USB
By Bernie Monegain 10:51 am February 16, 2015
Novant Health's electronic health record system is now connected to the Department of Veterans Affairs through the federal eHealth Exchange.
Stethoscope key on keyboard
By Bernie Monegain 11:03 am February 13, 2015
With fewer than five months before the Department of Defense is due to make a decision on its massive $11 billion electronic health record modernization project, a new report from a heavyweight think tank urges it to opt for an open system.
Google
By Bernie Monegain 09:37 am January 15, 2015
Google is a key contender -- part of the PwC team -- bidding on the massive 10-year federal contract to build an electronic health record system for the Department of Defense. PwC announced the collaboration on Thursday.
Irv Lichtenwald, Medsphere Systems CEO partners with BT on hosted model.
By Bernie Monegain 11:05 am January 13, 2015
Medsphere Systems and BT have agreed to jointly promote Medsphere's OpenVista EHR under a software-as-a-service. The goal, executives from both companies say, is to relieve hospitals of the many costly and burdensome IT responsibilities. It's also an indicator that proprietary models may be losing favor, they add.
Anita Chanko, whose husband was hit by a sanitation truck in Manhattan. (Dina Li
By Charles Ornstein 10:11 am January 02, 2015
The ABC television show "NY Med" filmed Mark Chanko's final moments without the approval of his family. Even though his face was blurred, his wife recognized him. "I saw my husband die before my eyes."
IBM's Watson
By Mike Miliard 09:56 am December 16, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy IBM's Watson technology as it builds its clinical reasoning system to help physicians make evidence-based primary care decisions. The Veterans Health Administration will also be using Watson to help treat returning service members with post-traumatic stress disorder.
By Erin McCann 01:54 pm December 05, 2014
Electronic health record behemoth Epic Systems has inked a deal with a lobbying firm to work on its interoperability image – one that has left a perception that Epic has a closed system that does not easily work well with other EHR systems.
By Gus Venditto 12:43 pm November 03, 2014
As the foundation of his opening keynote address at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston on Nov. 20-21, Kaiser Permanente CMIO John Mattison, MD, will address an issue that marries philosophy, antiquity, science and a profound concern for improving the health and welfare of mankind.
By Eric Wicklund 10:04 am September 12, 2014
In order to connect the nation's veterans with their healthcare records, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new mHealth campaign that will put health data into the hands of the consumer.

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