Chuck Hagel

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The DoD's Problem With VistA Could Be Its Solution

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | May 6, 2013

Defense Department intransigence on the subject of its electronic health record is well known, as is the collapse earlier this year of an effort to create a joint core system that both it and the Veterans Affairs Department would utilize. Read More »

US Defense Secretary Pushes For Overhaul Of Military Sexual Assault Cases

Karen McVeigh | The Guardian | April 9, 2013

Chuck Hagel proposes taking away commanders' controversial ability to nullify verdicts under 'convening authority' system Read More »

VA giving DoD 'time and space' on iEHR

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | April 29, 2013

As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gets up to speed on the integrated electronic health record, the Veterans Affairs Department is helping provide him with information he needs to make decisions on the project's future, said VA's Acting Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren during an April 25 press call. Read More »

VA Secretary Nominee Views IT As A Key To VA Reform

Bob Brewin | | July 23, 2014

Robert McDonald, the former Procter & Gamble chief executive and President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been strongly endorsed by all members of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs...

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VA, DOD Must Present EHR Interoperability Plan In January

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | December 13, 2013

The clock is ticking for the military’s on-again, off-again plan for EHR interoperability.  The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, finalized by Congress on Wednesday, demands a detailed plan from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense outlining how exactly they will achieve adequate health information exchange. Read More »

VA, Pentagon Spent At Least $1.3B On Canceled Joint EHR System

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | August 29, 2013

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have spent at least $1.3 billion during the last four years in an unsuccessful effort to develop an interoperable electronic health record system, according to an investigation by News21, the Center for Public Integrity reports (Winston, Center for Public Integrity, 8/27). Read More »

Vets see promise in Hagel and his short VA tenure

Steve Vogel | Washington Post | February 7, 2013

Hagel’s biggest mark during his time at VA may have been in helping launch a well-regarded electronic health-records system now known as Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, or VistA. Read More »

VistA Could Still Become DoD EHR

Zach Rausnitz | FierceGovernmentIT | March 17, 2014

The Defense Department may select the Veterans Affairs Department's electronic health record system when it procures its EHR, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said during a House hearing March 13.

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VistA Lead Designer Slams Hagel For iEHR Approach

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | July 8, 2013

A lead software designer for VistA recently called out Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for not taking a patient-centric approach to the creation of an integrated electronic health record between DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read More »

VistA Marketing Ramps Up in Advance of DoD EHR Award

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | January 14, 2015

A marketing campaign aimed at raising the profile of the Veterans Affairs Department's open source electronic health record is in full swing. A non-profit group founded through a VA contract to advance the department's Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture has stood up a website, Twitter account and LinkedIn group to promote VistA. Read More »

What's wrong with IT at Veterans Affairs?

Frank Konkel | FCW | May 1, 2013

Projects are stalled, and top leaders have departed. Investigations and agency sources paint a bleak picture inside VA's IT office. Read More »

Who Needs An EHR? Some Defense Hospital Emergency Rooms Still Use Paper

Bob Brewin | | October 2, 2014

Despite investing billions of dollars in information technology over the past decade, three out of seven military hospitals surveyed in a review of the Military Health System reported their emergency rooms still use paper records...

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With 2nd Ebola Patient's Release, Defense Chief Hagel, HHS Ask Nebraska Med Center To Share What It Has Learned

Bob Glissmann | Livewell Nebraska | October 25, 2014

Now that the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit has released a second Ebola-free patient, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other federal officials want unit staffers to share what they have learned...

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