Bob McDonald

Departed VA CIO Blackburn says Cerner EHR contract will proceed, despite leadership changes

by • 2 years ago

But, he said, that will come with a brief pause to catch new leadership up to speed.

MyVA 311 shows how feds are taking innovation cues from cities

by • 4 years ago

Streamlining the veterans information service reduced the number of callers waiting to talk to humans to almost zero, thanks to input from city innovators.

VA awards $22B IT contracts for MyVA transformation

by • 4 years ago

​The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded $22.3 billion across numerous contracts Tuesday for the technical support service, program management and infrastructure development behind its MyVA transformation.

VA takes $50M ‘pause’ on health IT project to question its future

by • 4 years ago

Lawmakers worried Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs' requested spending cutback for its health IT modernization project is a sign that the department is still struggling to make meaningful progress toward interoperability with the Defense Department's electronic health records.

VA plans national network to spur medical innovation

by • 5 years ago

​The Department of Veterans Affairs and its employees are responsible for the development of some of humankind's most notable medical innovations — implantable pacemakers, nicotine patches and the first successful liver transplants, to name a few. To continue driving those types of medical breakthroughs, the VA launched the Innovators Network.

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