Congress remains concerned about the future of VA health record interoperability
The EHR is approaching its first "go-live" in Spokane, Washington. But lawmakers worry it's too far behind the DOD's to work smoothly together.
Lawmakers call for a ‘revolution’ to prepare Pentagon for the future of defense
The Future of Defense Task Force's goal is to push the DOD into a more risk-friendly, technology-driven posture while eliminating legacy systems.
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."
VA rollout of new scheduling tool will take two years longer than expected
The VA estimates it will be 2025 before the modernized scheduling tool is deployed across the nation.
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.
House creates subcommittee to oversee VA tech modernization, EHR implementation
Jim Banks, R-Ind., will chair the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, and Conor Lamb, D-Pa., will serve as ranking member.