Ed Meagher, a retired Department of Veterans Affairs chief technology office and deputy chief information officer, explained why VA is repeating mistakes of the past modernization projects.
Why does the Department of Veterans Affairs need Apple for mobile electronic health record, and why should Apple get a prescription cut?
Lawmakers on the House Veterans Affairs Committee said they’re still looking for more answers about VA’s budget, staffing and leadership plans for its massive, 10-year electronic health record modernization effort.
The organizational chart that maps out responsibilities for ensuring VA’s new electronic health record will work with DoD’s has 16 different boxes in it. That’s a worry for many lawmakers.
Congress is wise to jump onto oversight of two departments’ electronic health records projects.
A nomination hearing for chief information officer at the Veterans Affairs Department comes as half of senior leadership positions within the VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization Office are empty.
New House Veterans Affairs Technology Modernization Subcommittee Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) offered a preview of his oversight plans for VA’s electronic health record initiative.
Justification documents published by the Pentagon Tuesday increase the ceiling value of the MHS Genesis contract to $5.5 billion.
The Veterans Affairs Department says it will begin deployment of a new electronic health record at three sites in the Pacific Northwest in October, and the system will be implemented at those sites by March 2020.
Commentator Edward Francis Meagher predicts a debacle will occur over the VA’s contract to Cerner for a replacement electronic health record for its Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture.