Tag Archives: Veterans Affairs

Sloan Gibson: VA, Pentagon Move Toward Interoperable EHR Systems

Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said efforts are underway at VA and the Defense Department to make the agencies’ electronic health record systems interoperable, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes DoD established interoperability as one the goals of its Defense Health Management System …

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Mikey Dickerson: Teamwork Key to Gov’t Digital Service Projects

The U.S. Digital Service has been recruiting information technology professionals from the private sector to help federal agencies plan, develop and implement technology-based public service delivery methods, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes the Obama administration proposed a $105 million fiscal 2016 budget to create digital service teams across the …

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Stephen Warren Outlines VA’s $4B IT Budget Proposal

Stephen Warren, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, provided a summary of the agency’s proposed $4.1 billion budget for information technology programs at a press briefing Tuesday, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Dan Verton writes the VA would use 55 percent of its 2016 IT funds to build infrastructure …

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President Obama Signs $16B VA Healthcare Bill

A $16.3 billion measure to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs‘s healthcare system has been signed into law by President Barack Obama, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Martin Matishak writes the new law allows veterans to seek care at civilian hospitals and authorizes the agency to bolster its healthcare workforce. …

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