IT Modernization

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.

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Auditors: DOD, VA need measures to track electronic health record progress

The departments plan to be able to fully share their health information by Sept. 30.

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VA climbs out of a hornet's nest

Data security became a top priority at VA in the past year, but officials acknowledge that more work — much more — remains to be done.

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DOD, VA told to use common software

Legislation aims to ease health data sharing by requiring uniform e-health records.

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VA cannot allay vets' fear of identity theft

Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.) introduced legislation May 23 to provide free credit monitoring and credit reports for veterans and others affected by the computer or data theft.

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House boosts 2007 VA IT budget, but with strings

VA must adhere to OMB guidelines and use enterprise architecture.

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GAO report catalogs VA/DOD health data sharing projects

More than a dozen projects are under way, but GAO says the departments can do more.

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VA, DOD share clinical data on a large scale

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have finally figured out how to make interoperability a success.

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DOD, VA exchange patient data

Medical records follow soldiers from active-duty to veterans hospitals.

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VHA taps CareFusion for bar code software

The product reads bar codes on medication and software modules, such as those that verify and label lab specimens.

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Slow growth for VA IT budget in 2007

The fiscal 2007 IT budget proposal for the VA is $1.9 billion, a slight increase from $1.84 billion in 2006.

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Bill would tighten VA's IT spending controls

Legislation introduced in Congress would give the CIO control over the department's entire technology budget.

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VA IT budget under scrutiny

The VA's IT organization affects all aspects of the department's IT spending, including My HealtheVet.

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HHS to offer private physicians 'free' software

Open-source software could cost doctors $500 a month

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Open-source EHR suite gets upgrade

Hui OpenVista 3.0 includes selected patches to the VA system and includes a minimum subset of drugs in its pharmacy database.

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Say aloha to paperless prescriptions

The Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui has developed the first pharmacy interface between DOD and VA electronic health care systems.

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House proposal eviscerates HealtheVet

A subcommittee gutted President Bush's request for $311 million for fiscal 2006 to launch a health e-record program for the nation's veterans.

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Report helps HealtheVet, VA says

Uncovering problems facing the ambitious HealtheVet IT project has been a good thing, said Robert McFarland, the VA's chief information officer.

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Carnegie Mellon: HealtheVet ailing

The plan to spend billions to modernize the VA health care computer system has 'unacceptably high' risks, a report says.

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Committee calls for VA tech cut

The House Veterans Affairs Committee is recommending a $400 million cut in the VA's proposed IT budget for 2006.

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