(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Oversight offices see glimmers of progress in DoD, VA electronic health records

Tests on VA’s new system showed more than 500 serious problems as recently as last summer. The department managed to resolve or work around almost all…

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

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An update on the VA and DoD’s new electronic health record

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VA delays initial rollout of electronic health record

The department had planned to deploy the multibillion dollar EHR at its first site in Spokane, Washington, next month. Officials said they would announce…

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FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. The House has passed its annual defense policy measure, which combines a $738 billion Pentagon price tag with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid parental leave. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD says it’s solved the most pressing problems in its EHR rollout

Defense health IT officials say they’re seeing only about one-third the number of trouble tickets as they encountered during the initial wave of MHS Genesis…

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Why VA is scrapping a successful pilot in favor of Cerner’s scheduling system

Lawmakers are concerned the Department of Veterans Affairs didn’t do its due diligence in making the decision to adopt a new scheduling system from Cerner, the same contractor both the VA and Pentagon are using to overhaul their electronic health records.

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