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Report: Roger Baker Stepping Down As VA CIO

Roger Baker, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, plans to step down from his position after nearly four years, Dorobekinsider reports. Baker, confirmed by the Senate in May 2009, is responsible for overseeing a $3.3 billion budget and a 7,000-employee information technology workforce, according to the website. …

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Roger Baker: BYOD Data Reimbursements an HR Function

Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer Roger Baker recently said he does not have the authority to determine if data plans for the VA’s bring-your-own-device strategy can be reimbursed, Fierce Government IT reports. According to Molly Bernhart Walker’s story, he told reporters those are mainly human resource and business functions, adding …

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Roger Baker: Initial VA-Pentagon EHR System To Use Legacy Systems

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments’ health records system will be implemented at two joint facilities by 2014 but exclude certain applications, Molly Bernhart Walker of Fierce Government IT reports. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki announced earlier this week that the entire iEHR system would be …

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House Panel Seeking To Give Roger Baker’s Office More Funds

The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a budget authorizing a 6.5 percent increase in the information technology budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs, reports Alice Lipowicz for Federal Computer Week. The bill proposes a $3.3 billion budget for VA’s IT systems, a $200 million raise for VA CIO Roger …

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VA, Pentagon Introducing Early EHR System in 2014

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments’ merged electronic health records system could be available at two facilities as early as 2014, according to FierceGovernment IT. VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker said Wednesday that the joint electronic health records system will rollout to two facilities in San Antonio and Hampton Roads, Va. …

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VA Continues to Focus on Veteran Health Service Offerings

The Department of Veterans Affairs will continue focusing on veteran homelessness, claims backlogs and access to care, VA CIO Roger Baker said Tuesday. GCN reports Baker made the announcement during AFCEA Belvoir Industry Day. Baker said the VA has prepared projects focusing on streamlining online recordkeeping, telehealth and Web-based applications …

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VA Deploys 100K Tablet Computers

The Veterans Affairs Department is currently planning to deploy about 100,000 tablet computers. The computer request comes from the VA in a call for technical help and is the largest deployment in government history. The department will deploy Apple iPads and tablets that run on the Android and Windows operating …

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