electronic health records

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VA should admit failure of its new e-health record system

The evidence is clear and irrefutable that this system does not meet the needs of veterans, the clinicians who care for them or the VA as a whole.

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(Thomas Hatzenbuhler/AOC Photo Branch)The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is a time-honored tradition of more than 50 years. Once decorated, the tree will be lit from nightfall until 11:00 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2022.

Five (or so) things government’s gotta do next year

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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Veteran Affairs building near the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2018. An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and likely wrongly used taxpayer money to cover his wife's airfare for an 11-day European trip. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

VA’s electronic health record system for scheduling patients requires training

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IT modernization

Nominee to be VA’s new CIO would inherit new cyber strategy

The White House said Kurt DelBene will be the nominee to be the assistant secretary for information and technology and CIO at the Department of Veterans…

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FILE - This May 25, 2021, file photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. Americans hoping to travel abroad this summer may have to delay their plans if they need new or renewed passports. Would-be travelers are overwhelming federal offices as the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions unleashes a pent-up demand for passports. Wait times for new passports and renewals are now up to 18 weeks and those seeking expedited appointments can take up to 12 weeks. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman, File)

State Dept. says it’s back to sending passports out at pre-pandemic levels

In today’s Federal Newscast, the State Department says it can now get passports out to customers in a matter of weeks.

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(Spokane VA Medical Center Photo)veterans affairs spokane washington, Mann-Grandstaff

Congress fears VA is ‘moving on’ amid persistent EHR challenges, low employee morale at initial go-live site

About 83% of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ initial go-live site in Spokane, Washington, say their morale has worsened due to the electronic health record implementation over the last year. VA is eyeing February as its target for deploying the EHR to its second site.

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