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Dominic Cussatt: EHR Deployment, Cloud Migration Among VA’s IT Modernization Efforts

Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told Government Matters in a video interview that aired Sunday about VA’s information technology modernization priorities. He discussed how VA deploys Cerner’s electronic health record system to replace the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture.

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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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GAO: VA, DoD Need Outcome-Oriented Goals for EHR Systems Interoperability

The Government Accountability Office has said the departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs have not defined outcome-oriented goals and metrics to support interoperability between both entities’ electronic health records systems. GAO said Wednesday DoD and the VA determined separate modernization efforts would be more cost effective than a joint system development but neither department has a comparison of …

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LaVerne Council: VA Aims to Simplify, Secure IT Processes With Cloud Tech

LaVerne Council, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, highlighted the VA’s plan to buy cloud computing services and its other information technology modernization efforts during an interview with FCW published Friday. She told FCW the department issued a request for information on cloud support services as part of a procurement strategy aimed at simplifying IT …

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Deltek: VA Requests 5% Hike in FY 2017 Discretionary Budget

The Department of Veterans Affairs has called for $78.7 billion in discretionary budget for the fiscal year 2017, up 4.9 percent from the fiscal 2016 level. Deltek said Tuesday VA plans to increase funding under FY 2017 for projects that aim to bolster veterans’ benefits programs, reduce claims backlog, expand healthcare …

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