IT Modernization

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

IT Modernization

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.

Emerging Tech

You Should Be Worried About Your DNA Privacy

DNA databases are just the beginning.

IT Modernization

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

IT Modernization

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.

IT Modernization

24 Companies Join VA’s Health Record Modernization Team

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

IT Modernization

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.

IT Modernization

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.

IT Modernization

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.

CIO Briefing

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.  

IT Modernization

Pentagon to Increase Health Records Contract Ceiling By Another Billion

The increase includes looping the Coast Guard into the contract, as well as additional capabilities.

IT Modernization

VA Creates Special Office to Direct $16B Health Record Overhaul

The House Veterans Affairs Committee also unveiled the lawmakers who will track the project from its new subcommittee.

CIO Briefing

Congress Studies the 3 Rs: Re-org, Re-clearance, Reauthorization

The bill that would name and shame hackers that attack U.S. targets also advanced.

CIO Briefing

VA’s Billion-Dollar Health Records Project Will Be Tracked by New House Subcommittee

Lawmakers worry the department’s lack of leadership and hiccups in Defense’s rollout of its MHS Genesis platform could derail the $16 billion project.