Tag Archives: electronic health records

VA Eyes October Rollout for Modernized EHR System

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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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Paul Cunningham on VA’s EHR Rollout, Tech Talent Recruitment

Paul Cunningham, chief information security officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, said VA wants to learn from the Department of Defense’s experience and challenges when it comes to the deployment of electronic health records system in order to facilitate its own EHR rollout, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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HHS Wants to Update Draft Strategy for Less Health IT Regulations

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on a draft strategy to reduce regulations and reporting requirements for clinicians when using health information technology, such as electronic health records.

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Report: Congress Wants Accountable Entity to Oversee EHR Modernization at DoD, VA

Some lawmakers have raised concerns about the lack of a single body that would be accountable as the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs modernize and integrate their electronic health records systems despite the presence of an interagency program office, Federal News Radio reported Friday. The report said Congress mandated the formation of an IPO a decade ago to help VA and DoD facilitate EHR interoperability, but the office has seen its responsibilities reduced in recent years.
 

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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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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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