Jim Banks

VA data shows Oracle Cerner EHR hit with nearly 500 major incidents since initial rollout

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A dataset obtained by FedScoop through a Freedom of Information Act request shows that the Oracle-Cerner electronic health records system had a total of 498 major incidents between Sept. 8, 2020 and June 10, 2022.

Congress remains concerned about the future of VA health record interoperability

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The current model "is not living up to Congress’ vision for a single point of accountability," the Indiana Republican says.

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