Lawmaker Expresses Concerns Regarding VA Leadership, EHR Overhaul

In a recent open letter, Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN expressed concerns regarding the stability and direction of leadership for the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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ONC Moving Too Slowly on Information Blocking, say Health IT Stakeholders

Health IT stakeholder groups are frustrated with what they see as lack of progress from the government in combating the practice of information blocking, according to a letter sent to ONC.

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NIST Releases Detailed Guidance to Protect EHRs and Mobile Devices

American cybersecurity experts have released a newly recommended set of guidelines to help healthcare providers, mobile health developers, and health IT vendors better store and protect EHRs and mobile devices.

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VA Finalizes 10-year EHR Contract with Cerner

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has formally announced a 10-year $10 billion contract with EHR vendor Cerner, which is also the official EHR vendor for the US Department of Defense.

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As VA Deals with Rampant Infighting and Turnover, Lawmakers Call for Swift Action with EHR Project

A group of US lawmakers contend, in a letter to the acting Veterans Affairs administrator, that a combination of staffing vacancies and the appointment of ethically compromised VA officials has contributed to “malign neglect” of efforts to modernize the VA’s the electronic health record (EHR) system.

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