electronic health records (EHRs)
VA launches EHR training program
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
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.
DOD and VA jointly seek health records modernization director and deputy
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
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
The VA doesn't know how much it's spending to maintain VistA, according to an audit.
VA, DOD launch joint office to make decisions on health record interoperability
But the office, called FERHM, is currently unstaffed.