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VA-DoD health record saga becomes fodder for comedy show

The promise of a single a joint electronic health record system has long stymied the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. And now it's drawn the attention of late-night comedy show "The Daily Show."

Tags: VA , DoD , EHR , The Daily Show , Jon Stewart , VistA

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:20pm EDT

Pentagon applying lessons from past ERP failures

DoD said it is tightening-up governance over its large business IT systems, looking for indicators of future failure and forcing resource sponsors to justify their needs before projects begin. Elizabeth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, told House lawmakers the Pentagon is working on data quality and changing business processes to avoid previous problems.

Tags: DoD , ERP , Congress , ECSS , Air Force , Elizabeth McGrath , John McCain , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , technology , VA ,

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:09am EDT
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House committee worried DoD, VA 'moving the goal posts' on e-health records

A House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the decision by the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments to scale back plans for a joint integrated electronic-health records systems dredged up longstanding issues with the two departments' EHR efforts.

Tags: EHR , Roger Baker , technology , Congress , House , iEHR , Jeff Miller , Elizabeth McGrath

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 04:47pm EST

VA CTO Peter Levin to leave agency

Peter Levin, the Veterans Affairs chief technology officer, is leaving the agency. He follows Roger Baker, the agency's CIO and assistant secretary in the Office of Information and Technology, who resigned last week.

Tags: Peter Levin , CTO , VA , Roger Baker , Blue Button

Monday - 02/18/2013, 06:00pm EST

DoD, VA accelerate schedule for integrated health record

The two departments are looking for "quick wins" in their integrated health-record strategy, aiming to bring the most important capabilities online three years early.

Tags: DoD , VA , technology , Integrated Electronic Health Record , Eric Shinseki , Leon Panetta , Roger Baker , Jonathan Woodson , Elizabeth McGrath , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:05pm EST

Health IT initiatives aim to solve 'little data' challenges

The authors of a special report on health IT initiatives join In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss health IT initiatives.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Love , Anne Reed , ACT-IAC

Monday - 02/04/2013, 05:33pm EST
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VA testing cash prizes to improve its health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying out a new system of contests to make upgrades to its electronic medical record system. The agency plans to award up to three prizes worth $3 million to vendors who create open-source based components to VistA.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , VistA , VMBS , acquisition , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:32am EST
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Top 3 for 2013 - Bob Otto on federal IT

Bob Otto, executive vice president at Agilex Technologies and the former chief information officer at the Postal Service, shares his technology predictions for next year as part of the special feature Top 3 for 2013

Tags: Bob Otto , Top 3 for 2013 , In Depth , Francis Rose , big data , federal IT , BYOD

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 04:14pm EST
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Panetta, Shinseki order swifter progress toward joint health records

The heads of DoD and VA met on Thursday, and decided they wanted to a plan to speed up the delivery of an integrated health record system, currently scheduled for implementation in 2017.

Tags: technology , VA , DoD , Eric Shinseki , Leon Panetta , electronic health record , information sharing , veterans benefits , VBMS , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/07/2012, 06:10am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 19, 2012

Warren Suss of Suss Consulting discusses Sprint's acquisition by Japanese company Softbank. Harl Sanderson, the "mayor of Beale Air Force Base," is honored as manager of the year. Roger Baker, the CIO at the VA, talks about the benefits of electronic health records. Technology reporter Ed Scannell reviews Windows 8.

Tags: Warren Suss , Sprint , Softbank , Harl Sanderson , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report , Roger Baker , Veterans Affairs , Ed Scannell , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/19/2012, 09:29am EDT
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