DOD’s $4B health record system pilots not suitable for use, report says

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

It says the system "does not demonstrate enough workable functionality to manage and document patient care" and has "poor system usability, insufficient training, and inadequate help desk support."

VA wants a web experience on par with USAA, Bank of America

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

VA CTO Charles Worthington's vision is "making interacting with the VA online as good as the customer would get when they interact with a private sector company like a bank or insurance company or shopping."

Shulkin confident VA will avoid early EHR pitfalls by learning from DOD’s mistakes

by Billy Mitchell • 2 months ago

Shulkin said a finalized contract with Cerner could be coming soon, but first the department is addressing interoperability concerns.

The VA wants to use machine learning to detect patient deterioration

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

DeepMind and the VA plan use AI to analyze about 700,000 anonymized health records and develop machine learning algorithms that "will accurately identify risk factors for patient deterioration and predict its onset."

VA’s EHR contract pause, lack of permanent CIO draw scrutiny in Senate

by Billy Mitchell • 4 months ago

Sen. Jerry Moran is worried a pause on VA's EHR contract could put the plan at serious risk of disruption.

VA struggling to manage $543M contract for medical equipment tracking system

by Billy Mitchell • 5 months ago

The report substantiates the depiction of the project in reports earlier this year, which revealed fear of a "catastrophic failure of the program as a whole."