Agency News: Veterans Affairs

VA suspends spending on 188 IT projects

The Veterans Affairs Department has extended its program management system to all 280 IT projects and suspended spending on two-thirds of them.

VA health IT study comes with caveat, researcher says

A researcher of a recent study said the Veterans Affairs Department may have saved billions of dollars from using health IT, but the actual savings are not known.

VA highlights IT innovation, crowdsourcing in open government plan

Among other initiatives, the VA plans to set up ongoing competition to come up with new ideas for improving the agency's services and operations.

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.

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