Tag Archives: VA

Halfaker Names Katrina Tuisamatatele Deputy EVP of Health Operations; Dawn Halfaker Quoted

Halfaker and Associates

Halfaker has appointed Katrina Tuisamatatele as deputy executive vice president of Health Operations to support projects across the Health division. "Her unique blend of technology, healthcare and leadership experience will strengthen our Health portfolio and enhance our ability to deliver critical healthcare IT services and solutions to all Americans, including our military service members and Veterans," said Dawn Halfaker, president and CEO for Halfaker. 

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VA Migrates Data for Upcoming EHR Implementation; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has finished data-related preparations needed for the new VA health record's upcoming implementation in the Pacific Northwest region. The migration allows health care practioners to visualize information via the EHR modernization system at the Washington-based Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. 

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VA Awards Halfaker DevOps Contract to Improve Security; Dawn Halfaker Quoted

Dawn Halfaker

Halfaker and Associates has been awarded the four-year, $11 million Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Program Integrity Tool (PIT) DevOps contract to advance the VA’s fraud, waste and abuse detection and prevention. The PIT platform currently houses commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions that implement uniform claim payment processes and identify abusive billing rules. 

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Federal Government Adds New Partner to Health Information Exchange Network; William Tinston, Dr. Neil Evans Quoted

William Tinston

The Department of Defense (DoD), Department Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have added the CommonWell Health Alliance to the joint health information exchange network, a platform that facilitates wider health data sharing. The engagement with CommonWell adds over 15 thousand medical facilities to the HIE network. 

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VA Eyes October Rollout for Modernized EHR System

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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Greenhouse Consulting Names Jay Jones as Managing Director; Bill Rossello Quoted

Jay Jones

Greenhouse Consulting has appointed Jay Jones as managing director. Jones has nearly three decades of sales, business development, capture management and marketing experience in complex consulting and service environments. Jones served as vice president for business development, strategic partnership and planning, capture management and marketing for the Health and Civilian Solutions Division at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT).

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Perspecta Donates Home of the Brave Campaign to Soldiers’ Angels; Mac Curtis Quoted

Perspecta CEO and Chairman Mac Curtis

Perspecta has gifted Home of the Brave campaign to Soldiers' Angels, a national nonprofit organization, to expand the scope of the campaign nationwide, Perspecta reported on Thursday. Home of the Brave has partnered with the Department of Veteran Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) and corporate partner employees to support veterans at VA medical facilities. 

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GAO: VA Should Address Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Challenges

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implement security controls, manage information technology supply chain risks and establish elements of its cybersecurity risk management program as it pursues IT modernization efforts. VA has made strides when it comes to achieving data center consolidation goals and improving software licensing. 

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VA Data Breach Compromised Info of 46K Veterans

Multistage Malware

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that a data breach involving an online application used to handle medical payments compromised the personal data of approximately 46,000 veterans. The department’s Office of Information Technology will conduct a comprehensive security assessment before restoring system access to prevent data modification and unauthorized access.

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GovernmentCIO Wins $150M Contract to Support VETPS

GovernmentCIO

GovernmentCIO (GCIO) has been awarded a five-year, $150 million full and open award, under the Veterans Experience Technical Platform Services (VETPS) effort. GCIO will provide portfolio, product line and product management support for its products and sustainment activities. GCIO also will deliver technology services centered around Veterans and platform capabilities that provide secure, seamless benefits and services to Veterans and their families.

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