Costly, complex, weaknesses: Not great words for VA’s electronic health record project

The new EHR has proven to be a heavy lift, especially when it comes to a realistic and enforceable schedule.

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(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Oracle

Oracle buys medical records company behind VA’s EHR modernization for $28B

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

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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

The latest “go-live” for MHS Genesis installations nearly doubled the system’s footprint in a single day. It stands at 42,000 active users.

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

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general said the agency initially underestimated the costs of physical infrastructure…

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The path to success for VA’s health record modernization

Anthony Principi, who served as secretary of Veterans Affairs from 2001 to 2005 and is a member of the Cerner Government Advisory Board, explains why the strategic pause for VA makes sense to further ensure the future of the new EHRM.

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