VistA

Why VA’s $16B (and counting) Electronic Health Record Modernization is doomed

Former VA deputy CIO Ed Meagher says there are two overarching reasons why the Electronic Health Record Modernization effort will struggle to succeed.

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David Shulkin

Former VA secretary Shulkin talks new book, career and his thoughts on public service

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VA signs long-awaited contract with Cerner for new electronic health record

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie described the development as one of the biggest IT contracts in federal government.

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FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported Saturday, June 20, 2015, online ahead of its Sunday editions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

In abandoning VistA, VA faces culture change that’s ‘orders of magnitude bigger’ than expected

The Veterans Affairs Department faces many challenges with its decision to abandon the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA)…

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David Shulkin

Dr. Shulkin commits VA to major surgery

Dr. David Shulkin has either made a dramatic and long-overdue change, or he’s stomped on a hornet’s nest and unleashed furies that’ll eat him alive.

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