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House VA Committee Approves Institution of Technology Modernization Subcommittee, Rep. Jim Banks as Chairman

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs has cleared the establishment of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization and named Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., as chairman. House Committee Chairman Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and ranking member Tim Walz, D-Minn., announced June 20 that the new subcommittee will supervise the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ …

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VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie Sets Sights on EHR Implementation, IT Modernization

Robert Wilkie, the White House’s nominee for the secretary role at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said the electronic health records system and information technology modernization are among his primary priorities once confirmed, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Wilkie told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at his nomination hearing Wednesday that …

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Report: House Representatives Announce Subcommittee for Veterans Affairs IT Modernization

Representatives Phil Roe, R-Tenn., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Tim Walz, D-Minn., a ranking committee member, have announced a new subcommittee to oversee the VA’s technology update initiatives, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Robert Wilkie, former VA acting secretary, revealed in May that the department tapped Cerner for a potential 10-year, …

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CMS Chief Seema Verma Unveils 2 EHR Platforms at HIMSS Annual Conference

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a new initiative designed to provide patients access to their electronic health records and share their data with their preferred health care providers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma unveiled the MyHealthEData initiative at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference Tuesday …

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Report: Coast Guard Eyes Adoption of DoD-VA EHR System

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering a migration to the joint electronic health records system of the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Rear Adm. Michael Haycock, chief acquisition officer at the Coast Guard, told lawmakers at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday that the MHS …

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Report: DoD Suspends Commercial EHR Deployment to Review, Address Issues

The Defense Department has ordered an eight-week suspension on the deployment of its commercial electronic health records system as the agency works to evaluate and address workflow issues and other concerns related to the platform’s implementation, Nextgov reported Tuesday. David Norley, a spokesperson for the Defense Healthcare Management System, told Nextgov …

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HHS Seeks Comments on Draft Framework for EHR Systems Interoperability

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a draft framework that seeks to establish policies, technical standards and processes to facilitate health information sharing and interoperability of electronic health records systems. HHS said Friday the department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology drafted the proposed Trusted …

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