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Why VA’s $16B (and counting) Electronic Health Record Modernization is doomed

Former VA deputy CIO Ed Meagher says there are two overarching reasons why the Electronic Health Record Modernization effort will struggle to succeed.

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(U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Julianne Showalter)Maj. Michael Matchette, 332nd Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron radiologist, reviews computed tomography scans from a trauma patient to determine the severity of the injuries at the Air Force Theater Hospital, Feb. 20. The CT scan process goes directly from the scanning machine to the computer, which allows doctors to diagnose medical problems faster. Matchette is deployed from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

DoD’s new electronic health record rollout is now about one-third complete

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IG: Veterans Affairs may have overlooked cost of physical improvements needed for EHR

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The path to success for VA’s health record modernization

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There’s still a chance for VA to save its electronic health record from looming disaster

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VA touts successful first EHR go-live: ‘A lot of things worked’

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New EHR live at more DoD facilities, Coast Guard pilot sites after initial pandemic delay

The Defense Department will also begin using the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Video Connect platform later this fall for telehealth visits in the military…

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Third time’s the charm? VA sets new date for initial electronic health record rollout

After multiple delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs is roughly three weeks away from the initial rollout of its electronic health record modernization…

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FILE- In this July 8, 2020 file photo, Eric Antosh has a nasal swab taken by a nurse at a COVID-19 testing site in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York broke a COVID-19 testing record Friday, July 31, 2020, by conducting 82,737 tests, the highest number ever conducted in a single day in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday in a written statement. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Lawmakers hope to secure more funding for NIH’s coronavirus efforts

In today’s Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group of senators is pushing for more funding for the National Institutes of Health.

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