• ACT/IAC: VA health IT system needs modernization

    Working group chair Ed Meagher says the VA’s health IT system is one of the best in the world, but it’s also over 30 years old.

  • VA Upgrades VistA

    The electronic health record system used by the Department of Veterans Affairs is getting a makeover. The VA recently announced it will spend $10.9 million to improve its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture,…

  • VA to track vets from enlistment to grave

    Seeking to enable a single, lifetime electronic health record, the Veterans Affairs Department adopted a 10-digit identifier to be used from enlistment to death. VA’s CIO, Roger Baker, talks with WFED’s Scott Carr.

  • VA, DoD investigate serious health record error

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to solve the mystery of how the Pentagon’s health information system mistakenly accessed a confidential treatment form in the VA’s health record system. The mistake kept one veteran from returning to combat.

  • VA wants to bring innovation to VistA

    Agency CIO Baker said moving the electronic health system to open source would let VA to more easily and more quickly use software developed outside of the department. VA’s decision comes after an industry panel recommended 10 ways to fix VistA.

  • VA’s VistA health IT system could be national model

    The VA’s VistA health IT system could be national model, said James Herbsleb, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, in an interview with the DorobekINSIDER.

  • VA’s VistA e-health record system moves to open source

    The Department of Veterans is moving its electronic health record system to the open source community.

  • Records sharing between DOD and the VA

    Debbie Filippi with the Interagency Program Office joins host John Gilroy to talk about pilot programs that allow DoD and the VA to share medical information. May 3, 2011

  • An in-depth look at ACT-IAC

    ACT-IAC Executive Director Ken Allen joins host Mark Amtower for a wide-ranging discussion of the myriad of projects that ACT-IAC is working on. May 23, 2011 (Encore presentation June 13, 2011)

  • VA, DoD to test initial joint e-health record in July

    Agency officials will meet in June to approve the rollout of the first piece of an integrated and interoperable electronic health record for soldiers and veterans. VA and DoD also are creating a centralized database that will be located in DISA’s data centers.