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VA will pause EHR deployments through at least 2021, department says

The Department of Veterans Affairs will start from scratch on a new, independent lifecycle estimate for the electronic health record modernization project,…

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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 will miss its original 2022 deadline for resolving legacy appeals

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

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VA’s EHR strategic review is complete, but path forward isn’t quite ready for primetime

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(Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Denis McDonough speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Pent up demand for VA services driving record 2022 budget request, agency says

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

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NARA calls in DoD to help resolve its backlog of veteran records requests

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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)

VA accountability office says it’s improved, but whistleblowers aren’t so sure

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Congress wants more ‘walk,’ less ‘talk’ on diversity and inclusion efforts at VA

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AP/Manuel Balce CenetaFILE - This Feb. 3, 2012, file photo shows FBI headquarters in Washington. Many U.S. diplomatic, military and government figures were not told about Russia-linked attempts to hack into their emails, even though the FBI knew they were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

After Trump axed plan, senators now ask President Biden about new FBI headquarters

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After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office

Democrats and Republicans are united on the need for change at the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, but they don’t yet agree on how…

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

VA on Wednesday acknowledged a variety of challenges with the new electronic health record, but it said the Cerner Millennium solution will ultimately…

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

Employees and congressional stakeholders say the VA faces tough decisions with its ongoing strategic review, as the initial rollout of a new electronic health record in Washington state was far less successful than the agency originally touted last fall.

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