Health Records

VA Extends Delay of EHR Rollout Until June 2023 to Address ‘Outstanding Issues’

The Department of Veterans Affairs said additional time is needed to streamline deployment of its new electronic health record system to “make sure it is functioning optimally for veterans.”

VA Official Has 'Deep Concerns' About Agency's EHR Deployment

But leadership at the agency pushed back against projected cost overruns and delays moving forward.

Acquisition Failures at VA Lead to Congressional Calls for Enhanced Oversight

Republican leaders on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee want the VA to halt major purchases until a new binding acquisition management framework is implemented.

VA Appoints Functional Champion to Help Streamline Embattled EHR Rollout

The selection of Dr. David Massaro to the senior role fills out the leadership team of the VA office tasked with “processing and resolving patient care concerns” related to the agency's new electronic health record system

Top Republican to 'Seriously Consider Pulling the Plug' on VA's New EHR System

The ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee plans to introduce legislation before the end of the year to address deficiencies in the rollout of the new Oracle-Cerner electronic health record system.

NIST Revises Cybersecurity Guidelines Specifically for HIPAA

NIST will accept comments on the updated draft publication regarding HIPAA’s Security Rule until September 21. 

CBP Built and Deployed an In-House Electronic Health Record System in Under 2 Years

Medical service contractors working for the Customs and Border Protection are using an agency app to record migrants’ medical information instead of just writing it down.

Internal VA Email Calls Postponement of EHR Rollout to Boise ‘Part of the Process’ 

The message to staff said that "more could be done" to streamline planned deployment of new health record software at Boise VA Medical Center.

VA Senior Staffers 'Failed' to Provide Accurate Data on EHR Training, Watchdog Finds

An OIG investigation found that change management leaders’ lack of due diligence impeded assessment of the electronic health record system training process.

Routing Gap in VA Health Software Led to Patient Harm, Watchdog Says

An oversight report claims a confusing routing process in the new electronic health record system being fielded by the Department of Veterans Affairs contributed to nearly 150 adverse patient events.

VA Electronic Record System ‘Not Yet Stable Enough’ for Planned Rollouts

The Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center now plans to deploy the Cerner Millennium system a month later than originally planned, with the year’s remaining rollouts pushed to 2023.

DOD-VA Health Record Modernization Not Hitting Interoperability Targets, Watchdogs Say

In a joint oversight report, inspectors general at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs say that some legacy health data isn't being migrated to new electronic health records systems.

VA Deploys New EHR Tech At Ohio Clinics

Officials announced that more interactive training and instructions are included as the VA fights to rollout upgraded EHR systems nationwide.

Lawmakers Quiz VA, Cerner Staff on Major EHR Problems

A House Veterans’ Affairs hearing examined why the agency’s EHR rollout continues to struggle, with lawmakers demanding Cerner address safety issues.

VA, DOD Electronic Health Record System Suffers Nationwide Outage

The three-hour outage prevented more than 95,000 clinician users from accessing and updating patient medical data.

New bill takes aim at veterans records backlog

Some of the new bill's provisions had previously been included in the House version of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill.

Public Health Agencies Seek More Data Interoperability

Officials from several different government offices say their modernization efforts prioritize data integration for improved internal and external sharing.