Veterans Affairs

veterans affairs EHR
By Jessica Davis 11:47 am March 20, 2018
The agency named University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Chief Innovation Officer Rasu Shrestha to lead work mapping the electronic medical record to the FHIR APIs and create common data standards through industry partnerships.
VA Cerner EHR

VA Secretary Shulkin testifying during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 10:51 am March 16, 2018
The embattled VA secretary told a Congressional committee that the agency is working closely with the DoD to learn lessons for its own Cerner overhaul.
VA Secretary David Shulkin EHR modernization

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, speaking at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas on March 10.

By Jessica Davis 01:22 pm March 13, 2018
Now that President Trump has officially removed Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, the future is uncertain for the Cerner contract.
VA study of wearables, AI shows promise for heart failure patients
By Bill Siwicki 02:43 pm March 12, 2018
The research evaluated how AI-based personalized physiology analytics could be applied to wearable biosensor data to predict when a patient might be at risk of hospitalization.
Veterans Affairs EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm March 09, 2018
The agency’s leader also called on the industry to embrace open APIs and develop SMART on FHIR apps through the VA's new Lighthouse platform.
Department of Veterans Affairs looks to private developers for innovation
By Laura Lovett 02:17 pm March 08, 2018
New API allows developers to create digital technology to build mobile and web apps that serve veterans.
Economist Paul Krugman HIMSS18
By Jessica Davis 08:27 pm March 07, 2018
Economist says more scrutiny on elective procedures could contribute to a long-term solution.
DoD Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 11:15 am March 02, 2018
The work is currently in a planned eight-week assessment period, but some sites have already made progress: Fairchild Air Force Base achieved HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6.
Cerner Apple collaboration

"We’ll showcase our collaboration with Apple to make health records available at your fingertips in the Apple Health app,” said Cerner President Zane Burke.

By Mike Miliard 01:52 pm March 01, 2018
The EHR maker will also be featuring innovations in longitudinal health records, cloud services, machine learning and more to help customers manage value-based contracting.
VA Cerner EHR

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies at the House VA Committee meeting on Thursday. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm February 16, 2018
VA Committee Chair Phil Roe was also concerned that the amount doesn’t cover maintenance or the cost to update the infrastructure necessary to accommodate the new platform.

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