Tag Archives: Department of Veterans Affairs

C. Ford Heard: VA Working to Identify Positions for ‘Acquisition Corps’

The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to establish a professional acquisition workforce of contracting officers and program managers to serve veteran needs across all IT and healthcare service requirements, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. “We are in the process now [of] identifying positions that will be part of the Acquisition Corps,” C. Ford …

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DoD Sees Progress in Health Record System Upgrade; Capt. John Windom Comments

Capt. John Windom, the Defense Department‘s Healthcare Management System Modernization Program manager, believes the department is nearing the development of a medical records system that leverages interoperability after releasing the third draft request for proposals. Windom highlighted the importance of interoperability between DoD, Department of Veterans Affairs and civilian healthcare providers’ …

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Report: David DeVries Named to Acting Pentagon CIO Role

David DeVries has assumed the role of acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, Fedscoop reported Monday. Dan Verton quotes Pentagon officials as saying DeVries, who was deputy CIO prior to his appointment, will stay on until the agency finds a permanent replacement for the post, which Teri Takai …

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Legislators Asks VA for Update on New EHR System Roadmap

An appropriations bill passed by the House Wednesday requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide updates on how it intends to make its electronic health record system interoperable with that of the Defense Department, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes the VA is required to prepare a detailed report on …

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VA to Seek EHR System Ideas Through Public Competitions

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to hold prize competitions to gather ideas on how to modernize its system for managing veterans’ electronic health records, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Bob Brewin writes that the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture will be updated in order for VA personnel to share …

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