Veterans

Health IT systems vulnerable to server failures, study reveals

Three-quarters of the 102 health IT professionals surveyed said they experienced downtime related to a server failure during the past two years.

DOD and VA achieve interoperability on health records, GAO says

The Defense and Veteran Affairs departments have finally met their goal of making their digital health record systems compatible, says a new GAO report.

VistA: Ready for its close-up?

VistA, the Veterans Affairs Department's electronic health record software, might be the apex of what digital health care has to offer, but it also has problems that have prevented more widespread use.

VA wants to share aging health IT system

VA CIO Roger Baker has asked IAC for help in formulating ideas to spread the department's health information technology system more broadly into the private sector

VA and industry join to develop health record strategy

The VA's CIO has asked an industry group to advise the department on whether to deploy the VistA digital health record system more broadly to private hospitals and providers.

VA completes first phase of daunting health records program, CIO says

Roger Baker is also restarting some halted programs and attacking processing backlog

IG faults VA for mismanagement of IT project

The failure of the VA's RSA project is due more to systemic IT management problems than to contracting issues, according to a new report from the IG's office.

VA blames coding error for fatal disease scare

The VA now blames computer coding error for wrongly informing about 620 veterans that they have the fatal Lou Gehrig's disease.

VA wrongly tells vets they have a fatal disease

The VA mistakenly notified as many as 1,200 veterans that they have the fatal Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a veterans service group.

VA seeks contractors for paperless benefits system

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to award multiple contracts to develop its paperless benefits project.

Military health records project set to expand

A Defense Department pilot program designed for easy access to medical files could propel government and military recordkeeping into the 21st century, a CIO said.

GAO: Better management needed for e-health project

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are making progress on electronic health records interoperability, but the project's management needs to be improved, the Government Accountability Office said.

VA management changes pay off

The Veterans Affairs department gave its CIO more power and centralized authority to improve its track record with IT projects.

VA, DOD to create lifetime e-record

President Barack Obama said VA and DOD are moving toward a single, lifetime electronic health record for active-duty service members and veterans.

VA, DOD will share patient records

The two departments will meet a Sept. 30 deadline for single, interoperable electronic health record, said a senior interagency program official.

Federal 100 winner: Dinah F.B. Cohen

As director of the Defense Department's Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, Dinah Cohen had the vision and leadership to create an exceptional program that provides assistive technology and accommodation services to wounded service members and federal employees with disabilities.

Administration asks for $20.5 billion increase for defense

The Defense Department’s acquisition process will be reformed under the White House’s proposed budget.