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VA software shuffle could delay national rollout of patient scheduling

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

Despite a successful pilot to replace the system at the center of the department's 2014 scheduling scandal, VA will now pivot to adopt different software, delaying the nationwide rollout potentially by years.

Veterans Affairs to open VistA e-health record maintenance contract this week

by Carten Cordell • 5 months ago

The agency plans to begin accepting bids for a five-year contract to manage the IT and data services of its VistA system.

VA officially signs contract for new electronic health record system

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 9 months ago

The deal with Cerner is worth up to $10 billion over 10 years. The goal is "to do right by both Veterans and taxpayers," acting Secretary Robert Wilkie said.

Departed VA CIO Blackburn says Cerner EHR contract will proceed, despite leadership changes

by Carten Cordell • 10 months ago

But, he said, that will come with a brief pause to catch new leadership up to speed.

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

by Billy Mitchell • 11 months ago

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

How VA spent $1.1B in 6 years on EHRs it’s now trying to replace

by Billy Mitchell • 1 year ago

VA paid more than two-thirds of it — $741 million — to just 15 contractors.

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