Eric Shinseki

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Obama Win Means Continued Technology Focus At The Pentagon

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | November 7, 2012

Defense Department cyber, space and network systems will help anchor development of leaner and more agile forces powered by technology during the next four years if President Obama sticks to Pentagon plans unveiled early this year and follows his campaign rhetoric with action. Read More »

Officials Tackling Backlog At VA

Dave Sutor | The Tribune-Democrat | May 31, 2013

Tim Susengill calls it his “in-the-cracks letter.” He sends it to the Department of Veterans Affairs whenever a local veteran spends more than a year waiting for a response to a medical claim. [...] Read More »

Opening Doors In Cars And Government

Katherine Noyes | LinuxInsider | January 17, 2013

Ford and GM, first of all, both used CES to open up their in-vehicle infotainment systems to third-party developers through what's sometimes been referred to as "open source" app programs. "I did not see anything here that actually means 'open source' in my book," said blogger Kevin O'Brien. "Where is the source code for Ford SYNC? Didn't Microsoft write this?" Read More »

Pentagon Aims To Boost EHR Interoperability With VA

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | February 11, 2014

Last month, the Department of Defense issued a draft request for proposals that would help the agency meet requirements for electronic health record interoperability under the Healthcare Management Systems Modernization project, EHR Intelligence reports (Bresnick, EHR Intelligence, 2/7). Read More »

Race Is On For Defense Health Record

Bob Brewin | | October 30, 2014

Four commercial vendors will submit proposals Friday for the Defense Department’s $11 billion electronic health record system contract...Teams bidding on the Pentagon’s EHR system – formally known as the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization – are...

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Report Spreads Blame For VA Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Luis Fábregas, Adam Smeltz, Mike Wereschagin and Lou Kilzer | The Tribune-Review | April 28, 2013

Systemic failures at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System allowed a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak to fester, even as leaders believed they were solving the problem, a Tribune-Review analysis of a report by the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found. Read More »

Ruben Rosario: We're Quick To Send Them Off To War, But Slow To Help

Ruben Rosario | | September 22, 2012

The following is an ongoing national disgrace: According to a weekly monitoring of government data by the Center for Investigative Reporting, there are 820,514 veterans -- including 11,488 here in Minnesota -- awaiting a response to claims of a disease, injury or illness suffered in the military. Read More »

Senate Calls On Obama To Handle VA Backlog Fiasco

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | April 30, 2013

With the disability claims backlog debacle at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spiraling out of control, outcry for the situation is reaching a fever pitch. Case in point, 67 U.S. senators on Monday sent a letter to President Obama calling for him to be more directly involved in the situation. Read More »

Senate Committee Questions Shinseki's VA Budget Request

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | April 16, 2013

Before a congressional hearing Monday, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki requested a $152.7 billion department budget for fiscal year 2014, including $3.683 billion for information technology systems. Read More »

Senator Slams Pentagon for Its Electronic Health Record Strategy

Bob Brewin | NextGov | June 12, 2013

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., opened today’s Senate Budget Committee hearing on the Defense Department’s 2014 spending plan with sharp criticism over the Pentagon’s decision not to develop an integrated electronic health record with the Veterans Affairs Department. Read More »

Sequester Damage Detailed; Health Records Won’t Merge

Tom Philpott | The News Tribune | August 3, 2013

With Congress seemingly satisfied to let the defense budget take another $52 billion hit in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 [...] Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave a preview recently of how Round 2 of budget sequestration could rattle current forces and deepen damage to U.S. readiness. Read More »

SGT. SHAFT: Civilian Population Should Have Access To Talking Prescription System

Sgt. Shaft | Washington Times | November 6, 2012

"I know that you are very interested in the safety of visually impaired veterans when taking their prescriptions. You understand all too well the danger of not reading prescription labels and the possibility of making a tragic mistake..." Read More »

Shinseki Reaffirms Commitment To VistA EHR In Budget Hearing

Jennifer Bresnick | EHRIntelligence | April 16, 2013

Appearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs yesterday, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki reiterated his commitment to using VistA as its core system during its ongoing effort to integrate its EHR with the Department of Defense... Read More »

Shinseki Wants A Budget For The VA

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 9, 2013

Veterans will still receive medical and hospital care no matter how long the federal government is shut down, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers, but funding for benefits and other programs may run out in November, threatening veterans’ financial health. Read More »

Shinseki: Utah VA ‘Superb’ In Pilot Of New System For Disability Claims

Kristen Moulton | Salt Lake Tribune | June 25, 2013

Veterans can now file their disability claims online, a move that will help the Department of Veterans Affairs erase its backlog of claims in 2015, V.A. Secretary Eric Shinseki said Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Read More »