Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER)

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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 »

ESN To Assist Booz Allen Hamilton In Information Technology Enhancements For The Department Of Veterans Affairs

Press Release | Engineering Services Network, Inc. | December 12, 2014

Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a leading engineering and IT solutions company, announced today that it will be a subcontractor on a project to enhance the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Information & Technology Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Program...

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HIMSS14: Open Health Presentations at Annual Health IT Conference

As we outlined in our earlier article, "HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibit Opening with Open Source," open source software as well as collaboration and interoperability in health information technology (HIT) has reached break out levels and the HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. Below are some of the conference presentations related to open health. Note the large number of presentations the award-winning VistA EHR developed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and its derivative RPMS developed by the Indian Health Service (IHS). Read More »

House Clamps Down On iEHR

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | January 17, 2014

The House Omnibus Appropriations Act, passed Jan. 15, included project funding restrictions for the interagency electronic health record program known as iEHR. Read More »

Joint iEHR Spending Was Focused On Service Contracts

Susan D. Hall | FierceEMR | November 26, 2013

The bulk of spending on the joint EHR proposed by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs went to support service contracts in 2012, according to a new report from the Interagency Program Office (IPO), the agency in charge of modernizing the Military Health System's EHR software. Read More »

Lawmakers Urge VA To Keep Better Records

Patricia Kime | Marine Corps Times | December 6, 2012

Lawmakers are pressing for digitization of military records, and better file sharing among agencies responsible for them, following media reports of missing or inaccurate unit records and the temporary disappearance of 250 files from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. Read More »

MHS Gives Glimpse of Future HIT

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 21, 2012

In a session so crowded that conference officials closed the doors and effectively locked attendees out, Military Health System acting CIO Karen Guice, MD, offered a glimpse of the future of MHS health IT.

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MHS, Navy CIOs Open Up About iEHR

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 14, 2013

In a surprisingly frank conversation about iEHR, CIOs of the Military Health System and the U.S. Navy offered a glimpse into how their organization makes large IT decisions, most notably concerning the EHR it is looking to acquire. Read More »

Military & Government Electronic Health Records Symposium

Press Release | Technology Training Corporation | November 2, 2015

Technology Training Corporation announced the “Military and Government Electronic Health Records” to take place in Arlington, VA, November 16-17, 2015. As part of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, the Federal Government has set goals for the DoD and the VA around the former’s Electronic Health Record selection process and its work with the latter to achieve interagency interoperability with the VistA EHR.

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Private Hospitals to Gain Access to Vets' Medical Records

Judi Hasson | AOL Government | October 19, 2011

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached the final stretch of what's been a long effort to employ technology that allows private hospitals access to veterans' medical records that can be used to evaluate health history and deliver better care. Read More »

Recipients of the 2011 EHR Game Changers Awards

Joseph Goedert | Health Data Management | December 21, 2011

Health Data Management launched the EHR Game Changers program in 2010 to honor individuals who have been true game changers in the design, advocacy, deployment and development of electronic health records technology. Read More »

Recipients of the 2011 EHR Game Changers Awards

Staff Writer | Health Data Management | December 22, 2011

Health Data Management launched the EHR Game Changers program in 2010 to honor individuals who have been true game changers in the design, advocacy, deployment and development of electronic health records technology.

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SAIC Awarded Contract By Defense Health Services System

Press Release | SAIC | October 24, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the Defense Health Services System (DHSS) to provide ongoing sustainment, operation and maintenance of the TRICARE Online (TOL) system and expand Blue Button capability in support of the Program Executive Office (PEO) Clinical Support Division. 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 »

The Next Generation: A Comprehensive Electronic Health Record

Katie Lutts | 5AM Solutions | October 12, 2012

The Network for Public Health Law is holding their 2012 Public Health Law conference this week in Atlanta, focusing on the Practical Approaches to Critical Challenges in Public Health Law, and I have been in attendance...But what struck me, was how little we really take time to think about the impact the work we are doing has upon our individual lives and those of our families. Read More »