Veterans Affairs

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.
VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm December 18, 2017
Veterans Affairs will require Cerner to work with agency affiliates, providers and other EHR vendors to fuel interoperability.
VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 11:34 am December 08, 2017
After 138 contractors hired to develop, manage and maintain its legacy VistA EHR, it's now obsolete.
Cerner EHR VA DoD
By Mike Miliard 10:34 am December 05, 2017
With federal spending priorities in flux, and VistA technology issues still to be ironed out, one expert parses out what we might expect in the weeks ahead.
VA awards $44 million contract to CNSI for claims processing technology

Credit: cns-inc.com

By Mike Miliard 02:54 pm November 30, 2017
As the department work to finalize its EHR modernization contract with Cerner, it extends a smaller deal for centralized claims management.
VA failed to report poor performance
By Jessica Davis 10:42 am November 28, 2017
GAO found that 8 out of 9 providers with concerns on their records weren’t reported to state and national databases.
Cerner DoD EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:16 pm November 16, 2017
The VistA replacement will be built off the MHS Genesis work already in progress for the Defense Department.
VA Cerner EHR

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies before the House Appropriations Military Construction-VA Subcommittee on Wednesday. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:27 pm November 15, 2017
The agency wants to jump onto the current success of DoD’s similar Cerner roll outs in the Pacific Northwest and needs the funds now to avoid driving up the project’s cost down the line.
CliniComp VA lawsuit

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Billy Hathorn

By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm November 14, 2017
The EHR system provider says it will stop litigation if the VA agrees to let a skilled IT professional assess whether its platform is indeed cheaper, faster and better than Cerner.

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