Agency News: Veterans Affairs


VA said to save $3 billion by using health IT

A new study in Health Affairs journal says the Veterans Affairs Department saved billions by applying health IT systems to manage medical care for veterans.

VA, DOD to expand virtual EHR program

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are expanding demonstration projects of VLER electronic records program, officials said today.

Social media likely coming to Vets health portal

Veterans Affairs officials plan to add social-media style tools to the portal veterans use to access health records, a VA officials said today at the 2010 FOSE conference.

VA faces major hurdles to comply with FISMA, audit finds

The Veterans Affairs Department has "significant" obstacles to overcome to meet its FISMA compliance goals, a new audit reports.

VA opens center for virtual training of IT workforce

The Veterans Affairs Department's new training center for information technology employees is up and running.

VA has prototype of Aviva EHR system

The Veterans Affairs Department has taken delivery of a prototype next-generation digital health record system known as Aviva.

VA to save $37M through cutbacks in replacement scheduling program

The Veterans Affairs Department expects to generate $37 million in savings by cancelling portions of its Replacement Schedulinig Application Development program.

VA seeks vendor to automate Agent Orange claims processing

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to hire a contractor by the end of April that can automate processing Agent Orange claims by September.

VA and DOD expand health data exchange pilot

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are beginning a health data exchange pilot project in Virginia as the next phase of their virtual lifetime electronic record development.

VA may restore access to DOD medical record systems soon

The Veterans Affairs Department is working to fix remaining computer glitches that caused it to restrict electronic access to Defense Department patient medical record systems.