Department of Defense (DoD)

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VA, DoD Discusses Steps Toward iEHR, VLER

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | February 29, 2012

When Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki met at the Pentagon earlier this week, EHRs was one of the topics on the table. The meeting on Monday was one in a series the two secretaries have held on issues of common interest to both Departments. Read More »

VA, DoD EHR Project: Security Game Plan

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee | GovInfoSecurity | March 1, 2013

Although the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense are taking a new approach to building their long-awaited integrated electronic health record system, many key components of the data security strategy for the project will remain the same, says Roger Baker, the VA's outgoing CIO. 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 »

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, DoD Now Can Share More Sensitive Medical Records

Marla Durben Hirsch | Fierce Health EMR | November 2, 2011

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is loosening a rule that unduly restricts it from sharing information about certain sensitive medical conditions with the Department of Defense (DoD), according to an announcement made by the VA last week. Read More »

VA, DoD On Tighter Leash With iEHR

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | May 15, 2013

Members of Congress are lauding a bipartisan bill that limits funding for an integrated electronic health record system between VA and DoD and requires aggressive progress updates from both agencies, which have, in recent months, come under fire for the dilatory pace at which they're moving forward with the iEHR. Read More »

VA, DoD Owe EHR Plan To Congress By End Of January

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | December 13, 2013

Funding legislation agreed to by the House and Senate this week mandates that the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense present a plan for building either an interoperable or single electronic health record by the end of January. Read More »

VA, DoD Plan To Accelerate iEHR Timeline

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | December 10, 2012

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments will have a plan by early January 2013 to "meet or beat" the previously-established schedule for standing up an Integrated Electronic Health Record. Read More »

VA, DoD To Expand Health Information Exchanges

Nicole Blake Johnson | Federal Times | August 29, 2012

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are ready to expand 13 pilot programs and offer veterans’ health information exchanges nationwide. Read More »

VA, DOD, NCI Partner for Precision Medicine Tumor Screening

Nathan Boroyan | Health IT Analytics | August 26, 2016

A new precision medicine partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will create the nation's first system that routinely screens tumors for gene and protein information in hopes of providing targeted, individualized therapies. The new program, the Applied Proteogenomics Organizational Learning and Outcomes consortium (APOLLO), is part of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative...

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VA, National Archives Team Up to Help Dig Out of Claims Backlog

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | April 26, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has teamed up with the National Archives and Records Administration as it tries to evolve to a paperless disability claims process, a process that VA believes is the only way it can finally sort through its huge backlog of claims. VA and NARA have signed a deal to use the archives agency's high-speed, high-quality scanners to digitize the huge quantity of 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 »

VA-DoD Integrated Health App Coming, Says VA Official

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceMobileGovernment | June 26, 2013

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are working on a mobile application that will complement the integrated electronic health record, said Kathleen Frisbee, director of web and mobile solutions at VA. Read More »

VA/DoD Health Records: It's the Data, Not the Software

Bob Brewin | NextGov | July 10, 2013

Top officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments said Wednesday they will create a system to exchange standard clinical health data, which will allow the departments to develop a single, shared electronic health record without the need to build a joint system from scratch. Read More »

VA/DoD Joint Office Gets New Director

Nicole Johnson | Federal Times | March 6, 2012

Former Harris Corp. executive Barclay Butler has been appointed director of the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO), which oversees the agencies’ integrated electronic health record project and other joint initiatives. Read More »