The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments have come to an agreement on creating a joint platform for their electronic medical record systems, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told a Senate subcommittee today.
The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments set up a special program in 2007 to coordinate care after the negative publicity about gaps in care at Walter Reed. But there are still gaps because of their information systems, according to a new report.
Five Wisconsin lawmakers are urging the VA and Defense Department to consider the benefits of a single vendor for an electronic health record system, according to a Nextgov report.
Veterans Affairs Department officials are confronting criticism that they are not doing enough to reach veterans on Facebook and social networks.
As the Obama administration looks for more from CIOs, experts discuss the authorities and skills CIOs must have to be successful.
After two years, CIO Roger Baker says he's seeing improvements in VA's troubled IT operations.
Government IT security lags behind the private sector because of a lack of centralized budget operational authority, VA’s Roger Baker said.
The Veterans Affairs Department's IT budget is facing cuts in fiscal 2012, but there is $700 million in leftover funds from previous years, says CIO Roger Baker.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra pushes for a major change in federal IT strategy away from asset ownership and toward buying IT services.
The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have been working on a joint strategy for using electronic health records.