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VA Introduces Scheduling Tool for Veteran Appointments

The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new scheduling capability in support of the agency's plans to modernize its appointment system, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jointly built by Lockheed Martin's Systems Made Simple subsidiary and Epic, the Medical Appointment Scheduling System has been fielded at the Chalmers. P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Ohio until June 2020.

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Kshemendra Paul Named VA Chief Data Officer

Kshemendra Paul, a more than 14-year information technology veteran in the federal government sector, has been appointed chief data officer and executive director for data governance and analytics at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The department said Monday that Paul will lead business intelligence as well as data governance and analytics operations to help inform decision-making across the VA enterprise.

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VA Unveils Training Program to Support New EHR Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled a new program to train health care providers on the new electronic health record platform. The program, dubbed VA Innovative Technology Advancement Lab, has selected 76 participants to provide feedback that will be used to continuously improve the Cerner-built EHR technology, the department said Monday

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James Gfrerer: VA Works Toward Digital Transformation

James Gfrerer, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said the VA Office of Information and Technology has embarked on multiple digital projects with the internt to transform service delivery. He wrote in a commentary posted Thursday on FCW that digital transformation involves the integration of technology, processes and personnel.

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VA Inspector General Reviews Electronic Scheduling System Implementation

The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of the Inspector General released the results of an audit seeking to validate the Veterans Health Administration and the Office of Information Technology's Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture Scheduling Enhancement effort. 

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