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‘Missteps were ours,’ VA’s McDonough says of initial EHR rollout

The Department of Veterans Affairs said it will no longer deploy the new electronic health record on a regional basis. Instead, it will make deployment…

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Few VA employees easily navigating new EHR after training, months of use, auditors say

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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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VA’s unreliable infrastructure estimates raise more questions about EHR’s cost

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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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VA vows to pause EHR rollout at future sites until strategic review is complete

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VA faces pivotal moment with EHR after months of lingering usability problems

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How the contractor thinks the new electronic records systems is going at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Three departments are developing new electronic health records systems. At the heart of the efforts is commercial technology from the Cerner Corporation.

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(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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A new era for Veterans Affairs, and the committee that oversees it

The Veterans Health Administration is marking its 75th year. Now that Denis McDonough is confirmed as the new veterans affairs secretary, what will his overseers on Capitol Hill be most concerned with?

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