Tag Archives: EHR modernization

VA Taps Nonprofit Corporation for EHR Program Cost Determination Work

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Paul Brubaker, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), said that VA has enlisted the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) to help calculate the potential life cycle cost of VA's program to implement a new electronic health records (EHR) system

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Denis McDonough Testifies Before House Panel on VA’s EHR Modernization Effort

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Denis McDonough, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), said he believes VA could meet its timeline for the implementation of its new electronic health record system amid setbacks with the EHR at its first go-live site in Spokane, Washington. He also agreed with lawmakers that clinicians at the Veterans Health Administration should play a key role in developing the requirements for the EHR platform.

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VA Eyes October Rollout for Modernized EHR System


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plans to continue testing and training for the updated electronic health records (EHR) system ahead of its scheduled launch date at the end of the month. The VA intends to roll out the Cerner-developed EHR system at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center by Oct. 24th as part of the capability set 1.1 increment. 

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House Draft Bill Calls for Veterans Affairs-DoD EHR Interoperability Progress

House appropriators have drafted new legislation that seeks to limit some healthcare-related funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs until the VA certifies the interoperability of its electronic health records with the Defense Department’s EHR system. The Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act requires the VA decide …

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GAO’s Valerie Melvin Testifies on DoD-VA EHR Interoperability Efforts Before House Panel

Valerie Melvin, director of information technology at the Government Accountability Office, testified before members of two House committees on the electronic health record interoperability efforts of the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs. Melvin said in her written testimony published Tuesday that DoD and VA may not meet the deadline on December 2016 …

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