Veterans Affairs

Cerner EHR project for VA

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifying on Oct. 24.

By Jessica Davis 03:10 pm October 24, 2017
While the launch of the new EHR will take just 18 months, the whole system overhaul will take much longer.
By Jessica Davis 10:21 am October 23, 2017
The case was dismissed based on jurisdiction, but the VA and Cerner both say CliniComp has not shown why the VA’s decision is illegal or unjustified.
VA proposes CARE Act
By Jessica Davis 01:32 pm October 18, 2017
The bill - written by the VA and proposed to Congress - would expand care access for veterans and make it legally easier to share patient records between the VA and outside providers.
Veterans Affairs’ Secretary David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 11:58 am October 17, 2017
The much-liked holdover from the Obama administration is a top contender to fill the position abruptly left vacant by Tom Price.
VA telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm September 29, 2017
The rule would increase the availability of mental health, specialty and general clinical care for all beneficiaries.
EHR vendor CliniComp sues government over no-bid VA contract with Cerner
By Jessica Davis 03:39 pm August 22, 2017
The San Diego-based vendor scorned the VA for not conducting a competitive bidding process.
VA telehealth

The new app was announced at a press conference at the White House on Wednesday.

By Tom Sullivan 03:05 pm August 03, 2017
The President and the Veterans Affairs secretary also announced a new telehealth app and said they are rolling out another nationwide.
Jared Kushner VA VistA
By Bill Siwicki 02:50 pm August 03, 2017
In a leaked audio, the senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump discusses meetings with the VA Secretary, Defense Secretary and DoD EHR experts.
VA bill to improve care, wait times

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo by Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons 

By Jessica Davis 01:16 pm July 25, 2017
The pilot program would provide 10 Veterans Affairs medical centers with medical scribes over the next two years and require the agency to periodically report to Congress.
veterans affairs health clinician tracking

Randall Williamson is the director of healthcare at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

By Mike Miliard 09:29 am July 18, 2017
As the agency sets about adopting a new EHR system, better data is necessary to assess provider efficiency and clinical efficacy, the congressional watchdog says.

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