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VA Pushes for Advanced CDS for iEHR System

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | July 4, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has opted to use a clinical decision support (CDS) system for its integrated electronic health record system with the Department of Defense. Read More »

VA Secretary Shinseki sees iEHR as remedy for claims backlog

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | November 12, 2012

The backlog of claims for veterans should progress more quickly once the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) completes its transition to the joint interactive EHR (iEHR), according to the Army Times. Read More »

VA Wants Advanced Clinical Decision Support for iEHR

Mary Mosquera | GovernmentHealthIT | July 3, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department wants industry help to describe standard technical specifications for services that are needed for clinical decision support that could be incorporated in its integrated electronic health record (iEHR) with the Defense Department. Read More »

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 Oromise Online, Lifelong Military Medical Records by 2017

Leo Shane III | Stars and Stripes | May 22, 2012

The departments of defense and veterans affairs plan to fully merge their health care records systems in the next five years, with the goal of giving troops and veterans a single, seamless system to track medical care throughout their lifetime.

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VA, DoD Set to Add Pharmacy Component to EHR System

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | June 6, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense are ready to add the pharmacy component to their integrated EHR (iEHR) system, according to a request for information recently posted by the iEHR Integrated Program Office. Read More »

VA-DOD Details Joint EHR Interface for Unified View

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 21, 2011

The Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments have provided details on how they will rely on a graphical user interface to knit together current aging and proprietary systems into their planned integrated electronic health record (iEHR), providing a common look and feel. The shared interface will unify what the providers, employees and patients see even as functions and systems change on th 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 »

Vendor Tapped without Competition for Key Parts of Defense-VA Pharmacy System

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | June 5, 2012

Buried deep in an ostensibly competitive new procurement for the pharmacy information system to serve the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments’ integrated electronic health record is the fact that VA already has selected a vendor to provide key components of what will become the largest pharmacy management system in the world.

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VistA as an EHR System Core for DoD

Here is a copy of the full text of the proposal submitted by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the Department of Defense in response to the Request for Information for an electronic health record (EHR) solution that can replace the existing DoD EHR system. This is the approach that makes the most sense as the current core EHR that the Department of Defense (DoD) uses is based on a 30-year-old version of VistA. The current EHR crisis facing DoD stems from the inability to upgrade this older version of VistA. What the VA is proposing is basically an upgrade to DoD's existing core EHR. Read More »

VistA open source will ‘morph’ to VA-DOD joint EHR, VA CIO says

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 1, 2011

The joint electronic health record for the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments will in effect be open source when it is complete, according to a senior VA official, who provided more details about how that will occur. VA is developing an open source track to modernize its VistA electronic health record and will incorporate the approach with DOD in the joint system. 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 »

28th VistA Community Meeting

Event Details
January 17, 2014 - 8:00am - January 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
UC Davis School of Medicine Sacramento, CA 95817
United States

Former VA CIO Roger Baker and Oroville Hospital CEO Robert Wentz will be addressing the 28th Vista Community Meeting (VCM) in Sacramento, CA in what promises to be one most important conferences of the VistA community to date. The conference, which takes place January 17-19 at the UC Davis School of Medicine campus in Sacramento, CA will feature a stellar cast of Health IT leaders. In addition to Baker and Wentz, conference speakers include Dr. Seong Ki Mun, Chairman of OSEHRA, Howard Hays, CIO of the Indian Health Service (IHS), Theresa Cullen, Chief Medial Informatics Officer (CMIO) of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Stephen Oxley, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Central Regional Hospital in North Carolina, and Denise LeFevre, CIO of Oroville Hospital.

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DOD/VA Healthcare 2014

Event Details
May 19, 2014 (All day) - May 22, 2014 (All day)
San Antonio, TX
United States

DoD/VA Healthcare 2014 will cover the topics most pertinent to you, our DoD and VA audience members. This year's conference will provide a forum for various military branches and their VA counterparts to discuss best practices for the treatment of patients and exchange ideas with industry leaders.

We realize budgets are tight and time is precious, so DoD/VA Healthcare will cover all the main issues DoD and VA medical professionals are currently tackling in one four day period so attendees will be able to learn and network across multiple medical disciplines and come away with new partnerships and increased knowledge of the topics discussed.

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