Rep. Banks proposes legislation to streamline governance of DOD-VA interoperability efforts
The current model "is not living up to Congress’ vision for a single point of accountability," the Indiana Republican says.
VA holding back speed of EHR development to benefit veterans, leaders say
Cerner wants VA to go faster, but "we're holding them back," said the EHR project's lead.
Cerner touts early success for DOD e-health record modernization
A top Cerner official said "we’re well-positioned to soon kick off the next phase of deployment across military medical facilities in California and Idaho."
VA, DOD leaders commit to ‘seamlessly integrated electronic health record’
A new joint letter reinforces "both departments’ commitment to ensuring the successful transition from a legacy patient-data system to a modernized one that will continue to support active-duty service members, Veterans and their families."
Cerner taps 24 subcontractors to support $10B Veterans EHR modernization
The team will be built around seven "core team" companies: Leidos, Guidehouse, Accenture, Henry Schein Inc., AbleVets LLC, MicroHealth and ProSource360.
Veterans Affairs to open VistA e-health record maintenance contract this week
The agency plans to begin accepting bids for a five-year contract to manage the IT and data services of its VistA system.