Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

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LiveData Signs Strategic Agreement with DSS, Inc.

Press Release | BusinessWire | September 11, 2012

LiveData today announced a sales and support agreement with Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.) to sell, implement, and support OR-Dashboard throughout the Veterans Health Administration health care system. DSS, Inc. Read More »

Lockheed subsidiary, Epic win $624M VA patient scheduling contract

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | August 26, 2015

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded a $624 million contract to Systems Made Simple, Syracuse, N.Y., a subsidiary of giant defense and national security contractor Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., to overhaul its medical appointment scheduling system at its Veterans Health Administration healthcare system. Epic Systems Corp., Verona, Wis., will supply the software to the VA, the company confirmed.

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Media Advisory: LiveData Announces Participation In Annual Conference Of Association Of VA Surgeons

Press Release | LiveData, Inc., KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., Document Storage Systems, Inc. | April 6, 2014

LiveData, Inc. today announced the details of its participation in the 38th annual conference of the Association of VA Surgeons, April 6-8 in New Haven, Connecticut. The company will exhibit with VistA integration partner Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS). Miami VA Healthcare System, a LiveData, DSS, and KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America customer, will make a presentation during the Oral Sessions on April 7.

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Medical Health Records on iPhone Now Available to US Veterans

Press Release | Apple | November 6, 2019

Health Records on iPhone brings together veterans' hospitals, clinics and existing information on the Health app to make it easy for them to see their medical data across multiple providers.Apple and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that veterans across the nation and surrounding territories now have access to the Health Records feature in the Health app on iPhone. The VA gradually launched Health Records to select patients this summer, and now veterans who are iOS users and receive their care through the Veterans Health Administration can see a fuller, more comprehensive picture of their health that includes information from multiple providers. "Helping veterans gain a better understanding of their health is our chance to show our gratitude for their service," said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer. "By working with the VA to offer Health Records on iPhone, we hope to help those who served have greater peace of mind that their health care is in good hands." Read More »

Medsphere Joins ProSphere in VA VistA Enhancement Project

Press Release | Medsphere | July 28, 2015

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today announced that the company is partnering with ProSphere Tek to develop File Manager (FileMan) version 23. FileMan, VA VistA’s core data management utility, enables the operation of VistA applications and modules, all working with integrated data. Medsphere will focus specifically on enhancing FileMan to develop VistA’s fundamental data architecture and internal data management. “We appreciate the trust both ProSphere and VA have shown in Medsphere’s VistA experience and expertise, especially with regard to FileMan,” said Medsphere President and CEO Irv Lichtenwald.

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Military Sexual Assault Survivors Face Broken VA Treatment System

Meredith Clark | MSNBC | July 19, 2013

Former Navy Petty Officer Third Class Brian Lewis had a clear answer when asked what he thought about the current Veterans’ Health Administration system for treating survivors of military sexual trauma: “I cannot in good conscience recommend VA to a survivor of military sexual assault at this time,” he told the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Read More »

Naturopathic Physicians and the Veterans Administration

AMVETS, one of the country's largest veterans service organizations, has teamed up with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) to promote natural, non-pharmacological approaches to treating veterans suffering from chronic pain. In a Dear Colleague letter in the U.S. House of Representatives, lawmakers have called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take steps to employ licensed naturopathic physicians, who are trained in natural, non-invasive methods of healing. Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), concerned about the dangers of overmedicating veterans, especially with prescribed opioid drugs, has penned a letter that many colleagues have signed including Representatives Julia Brownley (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Walter Jones (R-NC) as the letter's initial signators.

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Nerve Interface For Direct Sensory Feedback

Staff Writer | Institute for Emerging Ethics & Technologies | June 27, 2013

This material is based upon the pioneering work supported (or supported in part) by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Research and Development, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Read More »

New Big Kid On The Block: VA Joins OpenNotes As A Partner. Tipping Point?

Susan S. Woods | Shared Health Data | June 5, 2013

Today the MyOpenNotes website announced the Veterans Health Administration joining the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative as a partner. Providers partners [...] are fully committed to give patients online access to clinical notes. Read More »

New V.A. Secretary Says Hiring Spree Is Needed To Meet Patient Demand

Richard A. Oppel | The New York Times | September 8, 2014

The new secretary of Veterans Affairs said Monday that the department needed to hire “tens of thousands of new doctors, new nurses, new clinicians” — emphasizing the significance of a shortage of employees who are directly involved in treating patients, a factor many experts said was a main driver in the waiting-list scandal that rocked the agency this year...

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New VA Secretary Sets Sights On Major Agency Reforms

Dan Verton | FedScoop | September 8, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald outlined for the first time Monday his strategic vision for a new, efficient and innovative VA that is no longer hamstrung by old-fashioned hierarchy and a complex maze of websites and systems that prevent veterans from accessing VA medical services...

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NHS & VHA: Transatlantic Exchange of Ideas and 'Lessons Learned' on Adoption of Health IT Solutions

Britain's 2020Health.Org has just released a major report outlining how the United Kingdom can transform its healthcare system by enhancing its existing collaboration effort with the U.S. Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) and by sharing technology, knowledge and lessons learned on the effective use of Telehealth, PHR, and EHR systems. Entitled "Making connections - A transatlantic exchange to support the adoption of digital health between the US VHA and England’s NHS", the report lays out step by step how Britain's National Health Service (NHS) can create a digital revolution that can significantly enhance its ability to provide health care. Read More »

NHS England Wants Open Source Option

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | June 28, 2013

NHS England wants an open source electronic patient record system to be an option for NHS trusts, “if they want it." Read More »

NHS VistA – An Update

Staff Writer | Woodcote Consulting | June 17, 2013

There is growing support for the production of a NHS version of the VistA the US open source EPR used by the US Veterans Administration and more recently by a number of health systems outside of the US. Read More »

NHS VistA: The Enlightened Choice?

Carl Reynolds | Nuffield Trust | July 12, 2012

The potential value to the NHS of learning from the international experience of the electronic medical record (EMR) system, VistA, was identified in the January 2002 NHS Information Authority White Paper:Open Source Software and the NHS. Read More »