Veterans Affairs

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.
veterans affairs secretary David Shulkin

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Veterans Affairs

By Jessica Davis 02:47 pm February 14, 2018
A report found David Shulkin, MD, also improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon during his summer trip to Europe, but the secretary calls the report inaccurate and biased.
VA telehealth

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:55 am February 13, 2018
The agency has revamped its healthcare program through text messaging, the Anywhere to Anywhere telemedicine program and other health programs over the last year.
What Trump's budget proposal means for hospitals

Credit: YouTube

By Tom Sullivan 11:41 am February 13, 2018
The administration’s plan could inhibit progress on improving interoperability, eradicating info blocking, and medical research but also funds cybersecurity and the VA’s EHR modernization.

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