Department of Veterans Affairs

VA launches EHR training program

by Billy Mitchell • 2 days ago

As of Sept. 12, the VA has selected 76 trainees to join the 12-to-18-month program.

Backlog of VA medical records awaiting digitization is 5 miles tall

by Billy Mitchell • 3 weeks ago

That's taller than 18 Empire State Buildings. The department hasn't been able to keep up with digitization tasks created by a 2014 law.

VA scheduling tool enhancement ‘almost complete,’ just in time to be replaced

by Billy Mitchell • 4 weeks ago

The VA's VistA Scheduling Enhancement is almost here — nearly four years late, well over budget and just in time to be replaced, according to the department's IG.

DOD and VA jointly seek health records modernization director and deputy

by Jackson Barnett • 2 months ago

The two departments are trying to staff up their new joint office to lead the effort in modernizing health records.

VA says it migrated 78 billion health records to new Cerner EHR

by Jackson Barnett • 2 months ago

The VA reached a "major milestone" in transferring 23.5 million veterans' records to its new, modernized system. That's all veterans who used VistA, according to a VA spokesperson.

GAO: VA isn’t properly tracking maintenance costs of VistA

by Jackson Barnett • 2 months ago

The VA doesn't know how much it's spending to maintain VistA, according to an audit.

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