Why Veterans Affairs Isn’t Waiting for a ‘Perfect’ Health Records Solution

The department’s aiming for as seamless a solution for medical records as technologically possible, VA Secretary David Shulkin said.

VA Wasted $1.1 Billion on Failed IT Projects in Six Years

The department gave the bulk of the billion to 15 contractors—one of which is getting a sole-source $10 billion contract to try again.

Lawmakers to VA: “We’ve Got Your Back” on $10B IT Contract

Congress expressed its support for VA's electronic health records contract with Cerner, but promised to keep a close watch on its implementation.

Stanford Trained AI to Diagnose Pneumonia Better Than a Radiologist in Just Two Months

There’s a clear trend that having more data makes it easier to train artificial intelligence.

Continuing Resolution on Congress' Post-Holiday To-Do List

Congress moved along IT modernization and defense authorization bills but still faces funding the government.

Veterans Affairs to Adopt Same Commercial Health Records Platform as DOD

Secretary David Shulkin said there was a public interest exception in skipping a full and open competition.

White House Group Offers Sneak Peek of Health I.T. Goals

The National Science and Technology Council seeks feedback on a health IT framework.

HHS Wants More Blockchain In Health Records—Eventually

A recent code-a-thon showcased different ways the technology could be used to protect and share health records.

Can Trump Make Veterans' Health Care Great Again?

Trump has "a chance to lead, not just in the VA but in the country, in bringing the internet to health care,” former federal CTO Aneesh Chopra says.

DOD's Next-Gen Electronic Health Records System Is Now Live At One Site

MHS Genesis has been deployed at the Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, Washington.

Should VA Scrap VistA? CIO Evaluates Future of Home-Grown Health Records System

The assessment comes amid ongoing concerns about the multiple, failed attempts to develop interoperable electronic health records between VA and DOD.

UPDATED: Leidos Wins Massive Pentagon Health Care Records Contract

The Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract’s base value is $4.3 billion over 10 years, with an expected 18-year lifecycle value of $9 billion.

NIST Draws up Guidelines for Protecting Medical Patient Data on Mobile Devices

The guidelines attempt to ensure doctors don't compromise patient data when they use smartphones to access electronic health records.