Health Records

Lawmakers Want IG to Dig into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Crowd

The trio of informal associates is reported to wield outsized influence over personnel and procurement decisions at the Veterans Affairs Department.

How HHS Plans to Make Health IT Easier to Use

The agency wants to hear from doctors on how to make the tech more seamless in their day-to-day activities.

VA’s $16 Billion E-Health Record Overhaul is Already $350 Million Over Budget

Just six months into the project, VA’s most important modernization effort is getting more expensive.

CDC is Testing Blockchain to Monitor the Country's Health in Real Time

The system would allow the agency to quickly respond to health crises as they unfold.

Report: Management Drama Threatens to Derail VA’s Health Records Overhaul

The vendor’s software is also falling short of the department’s requirements, according to ProPublica.

You Should Be Worried About Your DNA Privacy

DNA databases are just the beginning.

Pentagon's Health Record Platform Shows Progress After Initial Setbacks

The system has decreased emergency room wait times and increased the number of patients facilities are able to treat, the vendor reports.

Hackers Breach Healthcare.gov

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acknowledged 75,000 people's records were accessed but haven’t disclosed who might be behind it.

Pentagon, VA Leaders Commit to Boosting Accountability in Health Record Overhaul

Both secretaries pledged to re-examine the multibillion-dollar program’s organization structure and timelines.

24 Companies Join VA’s Health Record Modernization Team

Cerner Corp. announces a lengthy list of subcontractors for the multi-billion dollar project.

Congress Doesn’t Know Who’s in Charge of VA’s $10 Billion Health Records Overhaul

Lawmakers are trying to figure out what to do about the lack of accountability within the program’s leadership.

Lawmaker: Don’t Let “Rudderless Leadership” Cripple VA Health Record Overhaul

The program’s chief administrator resigned less than two months after taking charge of the project. Another top official left her post days earlier.

Report: Private Trump Advisers Tried to Derail the VA’s Multibillion-Dollar IT Overhaul

A ProPublica investigation found three advisers weighed in heavily on the hiring and firing of high-level tech leaders within the agency.

Trump Picks Marine Vet To Take Over Veterans Affairs IT

If confirmed, James Gfrerer would step into a difficult job, as IT is at the center of VA’s mandate to modernize.