John Windom, executive director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ office of electronic health record modernization, has said VA has created 18 workflow councils and completed state reviews of the first implementation sites since it initiated the adoption of a new EHR system, Healthcare Informatics reported Wednesday. Windom appeared before the House Veterans Affairs Committee's technology modernization subpanel Wednesday to provide updates on VA’s implementation of a Cerner-built EHR platform.Read More »
Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told Government Matters in a video interview that aired Sunday about VA’s information technology modernization priorities. He discussed how VA deploys Cerner’s electronic health record system to replace the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture.Read More »
President Donald Trump has signed into law a package of bills that would allocate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and energy and water infrastructure. A White House fact sheet published Friday says the minibus legislation would appropriate $86.5B in funds for VA, including $1.75B for MISSION Act programs, $1.1B for electronic health record system modernization and $8.6B for mental health services.
James Paul Gfrerer, the White House’s nominee for the role of assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is scheduled on Sept. 5 to appear before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for his nomination hearing, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.Read More »
A house subcommittee dedicated to oversee a Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health record modernization program will hold its first hearing on Sept. 13, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, has said the subcommittee will help determine the role …Read More »
Cerner CEO Zane Burke told lawmakers on June 26 that the annual maintenance and operating cost of the electronic health record system his company is providing the Veterans Affairs Department would be lower than that of the existing system’s, which flies north of $1 billion, FCW reported Wednesday. Health information …Read More »