Veterans Affairs

Independence day 2014 and work is under way on military's, veterans' EHRs.
By Bernie Monegain 08:29 am July 04, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a three-year, $162 million contract for upgrades to its VistA electronic health record. The announcement comes just as government officials assert in a news release Thursday that the multi-billion dollar acquisition to modernize the Department of Defense electronic health record is on track.
Omaha VA Medical Center in Nebraska Photo: VA Health, 2010
By Eric Wicklund 09:53 am June 27, 2014
Despite the bad press the Department of Veterans Affairs has received in recent weeks, officials are seeing marked success from their telehealth programs, which have enabled the agency to treat more veterans, reduce hospital admissions and save some serious money.
By Tom Sullivan 11:14 am June 19, 2014
David Bowen's title might be CIO of the Military Health System but these days he calls himself an anthropologist. The anthropology aspect of his job spans a wide-ranging consolidation across several military health IT systems.
IBM headquarters
By Erin McCann 10:51 am June 11, 2014
With its sights set on a Department of Defense deal, technology giant IBM announced Tuesday it was teaming up with EHR behemoth Epic Systems to compete for the DoD Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract. The DHMSM is slated to replace the current Military Health System and will serve some 9.7 million beneficiaries.
By Mike Miliard 10:39 am May 29, 2014
Working to spur more innovative approaches and complete understanding of pain management, six federal agencies have teamed to centralize data on pain research.
CIOs consider veterans ideal candidates for critical healthcare IT work.
By Mike Miliard 04:26 am May 26, 2014
Returning service members are looking for jobs. Healthcare IT departments are desperate for qualified candidates. What special skill sets can veterans bring to the table?
By Erin McCann 10:56 am May 07, 2014
The Defense Health Agency has put a foot forward with revamping its clinical information systems after it inked a bridged contract with a Reston, Va.-based technology and defense company.
By Mike Miliard 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Encouraged by the patient engagement spurred by giants such as Geisinger and the VA who've taken part, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and eight other health systems in the region have signed on to OpenNotes -- the first widespread adoption of the data sharing program.
By Mike Miliard 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Perhaps the military and health information technology have more in common than some realize?
Kaiser Permanente
By Mike Miliard 10:55 am April 11, 2014
Encouraged by the patient engagement spurred by giants such as Geisinger and the VA who've taken part, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and eight other health systems in the region have signed on to OpenNotes -- the first widespread adoption of the data sharing program.

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