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VA IT Budget to Get a Boost in House Spending Bill

Alice Lipowicz | Federal Computer Week | May 9, 2012

While many federal agencies anticipate budget cuts this year, the Veterans Affairs Department’s information technology budget would get a 6.5 percent raise if a proposal from a key House committee prevails.

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VA Seeks A 10 Percent IT Funding Boost In 2014

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | April 11, 2013

The Veterans Affairs Department requested $3.7 billion for its 2014 information technology budget -- a 10 percent jump over 2013 spending. W. Todd Grams, the department’s chief financial officer, told a press briefing Wednesday that IT is central to VA’s ability to deliver benefits. Read More »

VA Seeks To Quadruple Funding For Paperless Claims System

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | April 8, 2013

The Veterans Affairs Department will request a discretionary budget of $63.5 billion in 2014, a four percent increase over the 2013 funding levels President Obama approved last month and $500 million below what the department originally sought  for 2013, the White House said in a preliminary release of the VA budget. Read More »

VA, DoD Get Tighter Leash With iEHR Cash

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | January 16, 2014

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill again expressed concern over the botched development and higher-than-expected price tag of creating a seamlessly integrated electronic health record between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, ultimately tacking on project funding restrictions in the House's Omnibus Appropriations Act passed Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Veterans Outreach Project To Spend $1 Million On Facebook Ads This Year

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 18, 2013

A Veterans Affairs Department outreach campaign that spent $2 million on Facebook advertising last year plans to spend an additional $1 million this year, VA officials said on Thursday. Read More »

VFW Disgusted With Elected Leadership

Staff Writer | Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) | October 9, 2013

The nation’s oldest and largest war veterans’ organization is disgusted with the partisan bickering and government paralysis caused by a White House and Congress who will not budge from their ideological extremes in order to properly take care of America’s true heroes. Read More »

Wake Forest Baptist IT Director Stepping Down

Richard Craver | Winstone-Salem Journal | May 17, 2013

The chief information officer for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is stepping down, effective May 31, the center confirmed Friday. Read More »

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Reports Third-Quarter Overall Loss

Richard Craver | Winston-Salem Journal | June 14, 2013

The rollout of the Epic electronic health records system contributed to a worsening of the current financial performance of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Read More »

While Hospitals Cut Jobs, CEO Pay Continues To Rise

Ron Shinkman | FierceHealthFinance | June 11, 2013

Although hospitals are cutting jobs and compensation, pay for their chief executive officers continues to rise. Read More »

White House Could Face Bipartisan Scorn If It Bucks IT Reform

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 25, 2013

If White House officials don’t get behind a House-passed bill that overhauls how the government buys information technology, they’re likely to face wrath from congressional Republicans and Democrats alike, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said Thursday. Read More »

Why Healthcare.gov Has So Many Problems

Steven Bellovin | CNN | October 15, 2013

No one should be surprised by the technical problems that have plagued the new health insurance exchange website, HealthCare.gov, which allows millions of Americans to sign up and buy health coverage. Angry, OK. Disappointed, of course. But surprised? Don't be. Read More »

Why Medicare Cuts Will Quietly Kill Seniors

Michael L. Millenson | The Health Care Blog | April 8, 2013

The recent news that thousands of seniors with cancer are being denied treatment with expensive chemotherapy drugs as a result of sequestration-mandated budget cuts raises the question of whether other patients are being equally harmed, but less visibly. Read More »

Why The CDC Wants To Modernize Its Pathogen, Sequencing Informatics

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | April 19, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requesting $40 million in its fiscal year 2014 budget to build advanced molecular detection and informatics systems for tracking infectious disease outbreaks. Read More »