Ed Meagher

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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FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported Saturday, June 20, 2015, online ahead of its Sunday editions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

In abandoning VistA, VA faces culture change that’s ‘orders of magnitude bigger’ than expected

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Ed Meagher, Husky Elf, Operation Covert Santa

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In Depth Show Blog – December 4, 2013

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DoD, VA’s health IT efforts grow out of leadership, necessity

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Pitfalls of employee-owned mobile devices for work

A few agency CIO\’s have bought onto the idea of employee-owned cell phones and laptops. But what are the pitfalls?

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Operation Jumpstart helps vets transition to civilian careers

Operation Jump Start is an amazing program that helps soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan transition to civilian careers. So how can you get involved?…

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2011 – the year of cloud computing?

Cloud computing began to take center stage in the federal IT community during the last few months of 2010. And Ed Meagher thinks that trend will continue in 2011. Meagher is the former deputy chief information officer at the Veterans Affairs Department and the Interior Department. He’s now vice president of health care strategy at […]

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