HHS made recommendations to covered entities to improve the security of their electronic health records.
Errol Weiss, the H-ISAC’s chief security officer, told Federal News Network the organization primarily exists to keep medical devices manufacturers and health care providers – such as clinics and hospitals – appraised of known IT vulnerabilities.
The decision to delay the initial rollout of new electronic health record capabilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs will get a closer look from Congress this week, as the inspectors general at both VA and the Defense Department announced the start of a rare, joint audit of the agencies' EHR modernization efforts.
A more connected health IT landscape also increases the cyber threat landscape and introduces new challenges for security professionals.
Members on the House Veterans Affairs Committee say they plan to double down on their oversight of VA's electronic health record modernization amid a recent decision to delay the initial rollout.
The department had planned to deploy the multibillion dollar EHR at its first site in Spokane, Washington, next month. Officials said they would announce a new schedule "in the coming weeks."
Defense health IT officials say they're seeing only about one-third the number of trouble tickets as they encountered during the initial wave of MHS Genesis deployments.
The Army’s General Fund Enterprise Business System will complete its migration to a commercial cloud next fiscal year, while VA will take another shot at moving to a consolidated financial management system this summer.
The Department of Veterans Affairs set of deadline of March, 28, 2020 to deploy a first "block" of Cerner electronic health record capabilities at its first "go-live" site in Spokane, Washington. VA said it's confident it'll have a smooth roll-out, and Congress said it's "cautiously optimistic."
The Veterans Health Administration's Innovation Ecosystem is bigger than ever, and employees are still eager to pitch their own ideas -- even when the funding needed to grow those ideas isn't always guaranteed.
VA's Director of Web and Mobile Solutions, Shawn Hardenbrook, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share the story of Launchpad.
The Energy Department has a new chief information officer and a plan to bring its infrastructure into the modern age.
In today's Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs launched a new training program to help employees impacted by the agency's ongoing electronic health record modernization.
In today's Federal Newscast, the White House says it's considering a new approach to helping agencies adopt artificial intelligence.