August 05, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded CACI International a $14 million contract to provide core development support on the VA's Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program. The 18-month contract is one of 25 CACI has received under the $91 million VLER prime contract.
July 18, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs is making strides with testing the viability and potential of mobile health technologies after launching several pilot projects. The agency's newest pilots include one for mobile scheduling and another distributing 1,000 loaner iPads to caregivers of post-9/11 veterans.
June 06, 2013
Decision Simulation LLC, the leading provider of web- based simulation platforms, announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs has extended its enterprise license with Decision Simulation to support their SimLEARN initiative.
June 04, 2013
LiveData, Inc. today announced that the company's OR-Dashboard has been installed into a new integrated OR system at the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Facility in Miami, providing the cornerstone for advances in both workflow efficiency and patient safety.
May 22, 2013
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has notified the Department of Defense that it will look for an electronic health record system available on the commercial market rather than develop its own based on the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA system. In his memo, Hagel said he based his decision on the results of a 30-day review of the Integrated Electronic Health Record program by a group of leading senior DoD officials.
April 14, 2013
At the daylong RFID & RTLS in Healthcare Symposium this past month at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, experts discussed how wireless technology is transforming how some hospitals operate - and made the case that it has an even more pivotal role to play in the hospitals of the future.
February 27, 2013
Office of Emergency Management of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ann Arbor, Mich., has awarded a contract to Troop Health Initiatives for the JEMS Technology Disaster Relief Telehealth System.
February 26, 2013
San Diego-based Humetrix has expanded the ways patients and physicians can exchange health records via its iBlueButton app using not only iPhones and iPads but also Android devices with secure Quick Response code to transfer the patient's Blue Button record between systems.
February 21, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs has tapped HP Enterprise Services and Intelligent InSites for a $543 million contract to deploy real-time locating system technology in VA medical centers nationwide.
February 20, 2013
Department of Veterans Affairs CIO Roger Baker and CTO Peter Levin are both leaving the agency after three years. Levin and Baker's tenure came as the VA was in the midst of serving thousands of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to streamline healthcare and disability benefits in the digital age.
January 30, 2013
A new House bill introduced on Dec. 30 that would expand telehealth services in Medicare and Medicaid programs has garnered the support of the American Telemedicine Association.
January 10, 2013
Everyone likes a good competition, particularly with a potential $9 million gold carrot available to the victors. On Wednesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a challenge for software developers to create a new medical scheduling system for the VA's nationwide health system.
January 03, 2013
A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that, if passed, would expand telehealth services in Medicare and Medicaid programs has garnered the support of The American Telemedicine Association.
January 01, 2013
Telehealth used to be something few people knew about, or understood. Today, it is fast taking its place as a major aspect of healthcare, according to experts at the National eHealth Collaborative's Technology Crossroads Conference in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 27.
December 07, 2012
In a Thursday press conference, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, announced they intend to expedite the electronic health record rollout for the Veterans benefits management system.
December 05, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs is slated to create a separate repository for its fully open source Gold Disk version of its VistA electronic health record (EHR) system to assure a common software baseline compared with the 133 instances of VistA operating at its hospitals and clinics across the country.
November 27, 2012
The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs might be possible.
November 26, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs is encouraging veterans to participate in the Million Veterans Program, a research warehouse bringing together electronic health records with data from genomics and molecular biology.
November 01, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to double the reach of its telehealth program in the coming year, aiming to reach twice as many veterans nationwide and offering new and expanded services.
October 25, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs has laid out a roadmap toward meaningful use certification of its VistA EHR system, with a version that's being updated and improved in the OSEHRA open source community.