electronic health records (EHRs)
Deployment of DOD electronic health record modernization paused
The MHS program remains on-schedule, but deployment and training on new systems has been paused to not distract health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
VA lacks infrastructure and staffing for EHR rollout, forthcoming IG report says
A soon-to-be-published IG report found IT problems and training issues that could cause “cascading failures” in the VA's EHR program.
VA defends 12% increase for IT in 2021 budget request
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said the department has been "underfunded on the IT front through the past several decades."
New EHR go-live date is July 2020, VA secretary says
The EHR modernization program has a new go-live goal for the first hospital in Spokane, Washington: July 2020.
Bill to boost transparency on VA’s IT is moving in Senate
A bill to create a third-party oversight board for the VA's EHR modernization is picking up new momentum after the $16 billion project was delayed.
VA delays EHR launch date for more training
The VA's modernized EHR rollout is being delayed as problems arise in the $16 billion plan. A new schedule is expected in the coming weeks.