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VA EHR linked to veterans ‘fatally harmed,’ senators say, but agency still sees way forward for project

VA is telling Congress it understands what went wrong in previous deployments of its new Electronic Health Record, and is confident short-term fixes will…

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VBA sees automation tools as ‘game-changer’ to keep up with record workload

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VA EHR ‘not even close’ to meeting patient needs right now, deputy secretary tells senators

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Union representing DoD civilians has big objection to next year’s budget proposal

The American Federation of Government Employees thinks it could lead to wholesale reductions in the civilian ranks.

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VA hired 59,000 employees this fiscal year, but still struggles with workforce shortages

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired thousands of health care employees through a streamlined hiring process since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic….

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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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