Health Records

VA’s Electronic Health Records System Won’t Make Its First Go-Live Deadline

Training was supposed to start this week ahead of deployment in March, but Veterans Affairs officials said that timeline has been pushed out.

The VA’s First Chief Innovation Officer Aims to Speed Up the Delivery of Cost-Saving Services

Michael Akinyele’s mission is to find ways to innovate health care delivery and scale it across the enterprise.

German Researchers Accessed Service Members’ Sensitive Medical Data—and One Lawmaker Wants Answers

Sen. Mark Warner wants to know what the Defense Health Agency is doing to secure “a significant number” of medical images.

Defense Officials Tout Smoother Electronic Health Records Rollout

The second deployment of MHS Genesis went “much, much smoother” than the first, as officials take lessons from both rollouts to 25 more bases this summer.

VA Prepping for Go-Live of Health Records System in March

Veterans Affairs Department officials testified they’re continuing with plans to roll out their new electronic health record system in early 2020.

Doctors Give Electronic Health Records an 'F'

Clunky systems may contribute to medical professionals' burnout.

Can CBP Stand Up an Electronic Health Records System in 90 Days?

Lawmakers eager to see Customs and Border Protection digitize its health care system are pushing a bill that would give the agency three months to go from paper to electronic records.

Vets Can Now See VA, Private Sector Health Data in iPhone App

Apple’s Health app now integrates with Veterans Affairs’ patient data API, giving veterans access to their medical information on their phones.

Defense Health Agency Needs Help Consolidating Military’s Health IT Systems

The agency leading the Pentagon’s electronic health records transition is working on a global IT support contract. 

VA Launches VITAL Training Ahead of First Electronic Health Records Rollout

Veterans Affairs officials learned some lessons from their Defense Department counterparts and developed an immersive training program focused on how the new EHR system can fix issues clinicians encounter every day.

Pentagon’s New Electronic Health Records System Deployed To Second Wave of Bases

The MHS GENESIS system went live at four more sites this weekend, teeing up the second major test for the Defense Department’s new health records system.

VA’s Health Records Digitization Backlog Is 5 Miles High

Staff at Veterans Affairs medical facilities aren’t keeping up with the backlog of paper records that need to be digitized, with some outstanding documents dating back to 2016.

VA, DOD Hiring Executives To Lead Billion-Dollar Electronic Health Records Overhaul

The jobs entail coordinating between two of the largest bureaucracies in government through one of the most difficult technology transitions to date.

DOD’s Next Electronic Health System Rollout Will Be Different, Officials Say

After a poor showing in the first deployment of the MHS GENESIS electronic health records system, officials have retuned the training system and ensured better infrastructure is in place for the next rollout.

CMS, USDS Pilot Unlocks Patient Data to Boost Provider Care

The project allows health care professionals to see claims information for past treatments instead of relying on patients’ memories.