Veterans Affairs

Digital caduceus
By Erin McCann 10:59 am October 16, 2015
The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs and HHS' Indian Health Services division have become the first federal agencies to earn DirectTrust accreditation, officials announced late this week.
By Diana Manos 08:02 am October 05, 2015
Retired Army Captain hopes his story can remind health IT stakeholders of the value and importance of their work as well as what drew them to it in the first place.
Shield with computer code
By Erin McCann 10:18 am September 30, 2015
Think you've seen a lot of intrusion attempts and malware at your hospital? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which operates some 1,700 hospitals and healthcare facilities, reported more than 235 million blocked intrusion attempts just for the month of August.
By Jack McCarthy 08:01 am September 28, 2015
A pilot program at Vanderbilt University and VA found that patients, nearly three-quarter of whom preferred telehealth, received the same quality of care via video and phone as those who came into the hospital.
By Erin McCann 11:05 am August 27, 2015
Turns out the Department of Veterans Affairs uses a Web-based communication platform that isn't exactly secure. In fact, a new report suggests VA practices in this case might have put protected health information at serious risk.
By Tom Sullivan 10:47 am August 27, 2015
Signed in conjunction with a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, this deal aims to address one of the department's biggest public problems.
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.

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