Veterans Affairs

By Jessica Davis 12:35 pm January 18, 2018
The agency contracted MITRE to perform an assessment and is pooling comments and recommendations for a final report due at the end of this month, the VA Secretary told the Senate VA committee.
generic drug company
By Bernie Monegain 12:26 pm January 18, 2018
Advisors to the ambitious plan include former CMS head Don Berwick, MD, and Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, among others.
cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 04:11 pm January 17, 2018
While circulating reports say DoD put its Cerner EHR replacement project on hold amid user complaints, the agency is in the middle of a planned 8-week assessment period at its four test sites.
DoD telehealth services

GlobalMed's telemedicine tool at a workplace clinic. Credit: YouTube

By Mike Miliard 03:29 pm January 11, 2018
The veteran-owned company's virtual care technology is also in use at the White House, VA and Defense Health Agency.
VA telehealth 1Vision
By Bill Siwicki 04:34 pm January 10, 2018
Partnering with AMC Health, the company's telehealth program plans to improve clinical outcomes while reducing hospital readmissions and costs for veterans.
VA Secretary David Shulkin to keynote HIMSS18
By Bill Siwicki 03:29 pm January 10, 2018
Agency leader will discuss delivering coordinated care in the 21st century and will be joined by Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, who leads a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency.
Cerner EHR contract
By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm January 05, 2018
VA Secretary Shulkin said that a recent meeting between the VA and Cerner was far from good, but the VA’s team is consulting with other IT leaders to ensure the best outcome for veterans.
veterans affairs health
By Jessica Davis 09:15 am January 05, 2018
Officials aim to improve the number of processed claims by 300 percent this month and by 600 percent in April as part of Secretary Shulkin’s mission to bolster the VA health system.
Veteran Affairs telehealth

In August, President Trump and VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, introduced a plan to build out telehealth tools and services for veterans.

By Jessica Davis 12:52 pm January 04, 2018
The bill gives legislative teeth to the agency’s Anywhere to Anywhere telemedicine program, including a clause that bars states from revoking providers who practice telehealth across state lines.
Indian Health Service EHR

A slide from an Indian Health Service presentation about their EHR. Credit: IHS

By Mike Miliard 02:06 pm December 27, 2017
As the VA embarks on its EHR replacement, IHS puts out a request for information as it explores updating its RPMS system.

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