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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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VA Presents Draft Proposal for Replacement of Veteran Care Access Rules

The Department of Veterans Affairs has presented a draft proposal to the House and Senate veterans affairs committees of a potential legislation that seeks to build on veterans’ access to healthcare services. VA said Monday the proposed Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences Act is meant to replace the current “30-day/40-mile” rule under the …

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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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GAO: Oversight Needed on VA Interagency, FFRDC Contract Agreements

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Veterans Affairs implement additional oversight measures on its use of interagency agreements and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers for procurements. GAO said in a report to the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations that the VA needs to work on documentation, tracking …

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