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.
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.
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.
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.
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.