VA's Gould puts systems into service for vets

VA's deputy secretary keeps the department's IT experts focused on improving medical care for veterans.

Levin eases the path for veterans' health

As chief technology officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, Peter Levin leads efforts to modernize health records for veterans, create a joint record system with the Defense Department and tackle a backlog of claims related to Agent Orange exposure among Vietnam era veterans.

HHS health IT office baseline gets a boost while stimulus funds trickle to a halt

The money that has been encouraging doctors to adopt electronic health records would end in 2013.

Military health records system suffers outage after software upgrade

The Military Health System's AHLTA clinical data repository suffered a day-long shutdown after a software problem last week, affecting thousands of users.

VA's online Blue Button medical app soon to add job data

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to help veterans find jobs by adding military job codes to its popular Blue Button online medical record application.

Leonard D'Avolio: Putting health data to work for veterans

D'Avolio oversaw the development and deployment of a system for managing data on 1 million veterans enrolled in a health research program.

VA starts online open source community for VistA

VA's online agent is now operational to oversee an open-source community involved in modernizing its digital record system.

VA picks vendor for open-source ecosystem

The Veterans Affairs Department has selected a small business as the custodial agent for an open-source ecosystem development program to modernize the VA's VistA electronic health record system.

NIH starts tool for electronic health records

National Library of Medicine has created a free tool to furnish patients' electronic health records with information specific to their conditions.

Devil is in the open-source details

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments have slightly different views about the role of open-source development in their joint electronic health record system, according to the VA's CIO Roger Baker.

Common VA-DOD health record interface nearing completion

VA and DOD senior officials updated a Senate committee on progress on their joint common electronic health record platform on May 18.

HHS neglected some IT security standards, IG says

The Health and Human Services Department's oversight of $20 billion in health IT funding didn't go far enough to ensure privacy and security for patients' medical data, a report finds.

VA expects to save $16B by going open source for health records

VA CIO Roger Baker said choosing open source to modernize VA's digital health records system will help the department avoid spending $16 billion on a commercial solution.

An uncertain prognosis for personal health records

Feds are trying to push self-managed medical records into the mainstream, but it's been slow going.