Frank Kendall

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DSI To Bring Together DoD And VA And Federal Health Agencies For Their 5th DoD/VA iEHR & HIE Summit

Press Release | Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) | August 5, 2013

Defense Strategies Institute has announced the 5th iteration of their highly regarded DoD/VA iEHR & HIE Summit series that benefits the 501c3 Wounded Warrior Project: taking place September 30 – October 1, 2013 at The Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Sq, Washington, D.C. Read More »

E-Records Project Taken From DoD Health Office

Tom Philpott | | May 3, 2013

After five years and an estimated $1 billion spent trying to build a single integrated electronic health record (iEHR) system with the Department of Veterans Affairs, defense health officials have been taken off the project, sources confirm. Read More »

Exclusive: Pentagon Withholds Internal Report About Flawed $2.7 Billion Intel Program

Gordon Lubold, Shane Harris | Foreign Policy | March 18, 2014

The Army has spent years defending a multibillion-dollar intelligence system that critics say costs too much and does too little. A new internal report has found that there's a simple, relatively inexpensive program that could handle many of the same jobs at a fraction of the cost.

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Hagel Opts for Commercial Electronic Health Record Software

Bob Brewin | NextGov | May 21, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opted to run procurements for commercial electronic health record software, which will “likely” include software based on the system used by the Veterans Affairs Department. The move is considered a blow to VA and a boon to the healthcare information technology industry, multiple sources said. Read More »

Hagel Says DoD To Adopt Commercial EHR

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | May 22, 2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has notified the Department of Defense that it will look for an electronic health record system available on the commercial market rather than develop its own based on the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA system. Read More »

How Many Billions For The New Defense EHR?

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | July 10, 2013

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments in February ditched plans to develop an integrated electronic health record due to costs, which had soared to $28 billion, according to new testimony from Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Read More »

Joint EHR Costs Skyrocketed To $28 Billion, DoD Says

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 11, 2013

Physicians spending a paltry twenty or thirty thousand dollars on their EHR implementations can take comfort in the fact that they don’t have to foot the bill for the recently abandoned joint VA-DoD EHR system, which would have cost the taxpayers $28 billion, according to Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisitions. Read More »

Kendall: DoD 'May End Up With A VistA Derivative'

Molly Bernhart Walker | GovernmentHealthIT | May 23, 2013

As the Defense Department seeks a commercial solution for its electronic health record, it may end up with something akin to the Veterans Affairs Department's Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, or VistA, after all. Read More »

Lawmakers Grill DoD, VA Officials On iEHR In Closed-Door Meeting

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | July 11, 2013

The House Veterans Affairs Committee held a closed-door meeting May 23 to discuss progress toward a VA and Defense Department integrated electronic health record. Officials were "grilled" as lawmakers pressed for answers on the project, said one attendee. Read More »

New DoD Office Shifts EHR Acquisition Away From IPO

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | July 10, 2013

The Defense Department has created a new office called the DoD Healthcare Management System to handle the acquisition of a military electronic health record system. Read More »

OMB Okays VA, DoD iEHR Data-Sharing Plan

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | July 15, 2013

During a July 10 joint hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Armed Services Committees, VA and Defense Department officials laid out plans to continue pursuing two separate electronic health record solutions with the ability to interoperate in the "near term." Read More »

Pentagon Accepts Bids on Long-Awaited Health Records Contract

Frank Konkel | Nextgov | August 26, 2014

The Defense Department on Monday opened its Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract to bids, beginning what could be an $11 billion effort over the next decade to modernize the way the Pentagon provides health care to service members. 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 »

VA/DoD Health Records: It's the Data, Not the Software

Bob Brewin | NextGov | July 10, 2013

Top officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments said Wednesday they will create a system to exchange standard clinical health data, which will allow the departments to develop a single, shared electronic health record without the need to build a joint system from scratch. Read More »

VistA's Scarlet Letter: A Gartner Rating

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | July 18, 2013

An analyst firm's rating is one major obstacle standing between the Defense Department and the Veterans Affairs Department's Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture. Read More »