Bob McDonald

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

by Carten Cordell • 1 year 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 Jason Shueh • 3 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 Billy Mitchell • 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 Billy Mitchell • 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 Billy Mitchell • 4 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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