Health Records

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.

VA Begins New EHR Deployment In Washington

After Years Of bureaucratic backlog, the VA is working to deploy its electronic healthcare system in two hospital clinics by the end of April.

Lawmakers Move to Protect Healthcare Infrastructure from Potential Russian Threat

The Healthcare Cybersecurity Act works to protect sensitive health care data and information from hackers. 

VA plans new health record deployments, despite critical watchdog reports

Two upcoming go-live dates for the Cerner health record at VA facilities in Washington and Ohio will proceed on schedule, the agency says.

VA's New Health Record Still Putting Patients at Risk

The transition to Cerner's electronic health records system at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane is still being hindered on multiple fronts more than a year after go-live.

NIH Developing Data Access Tool for Maternal Health 

Several federal agencies are involved in developing MaternalHealthLink, a data sharing tool focused on maternal health.