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VA announces strategic review of Electronic Health Record Modernization program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the strategic review of the electronic health record modernization program today after Secretary Denis McDonough’s initial assessment of the program within his first month in office. (03/19/2021)

VA Launches New Electronic Health Record System in Pacific Northwest in Mission to Modernize Care for Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began using its new electronic health record (EHR) system Oct. 24 at select VA facilities in the Pacific Northwest and Las Vegas, marking the beginning of a transformation in how VA delivers care to Veterans. (10/27/2020)

VA Completes Secure Transfer of Veteran Data Ahead of New Electronic Health Record Launch

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it completed transferring patient data into its new electronic health record (EHR) solution in preparation for the system’s launch in the Pacific Northwest later this month. (10/15/2020)

Federal Electronic Health Record Connects with More Community Partners

Addition of new health care network enhances patient care (10/13/2020)

VA Rolls Out New Patient-Appointment Tool, as Part of Electronic Health Record Modernization Transformation

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new appointment scheduling tool Aug. 21 at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System to make medical visits more efficient for care providers and Veterans. (08/26/2020)

VA Responds To COVID-19 With Schedule Revisions to Electronic Health Record Implementation

After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revised its previous schedule to convert facilities to its new electronic health record (EHR) capabilities with updated timelines for deployments in August in Columbus, Ohio, and October in Spokane, Washington. (08/07/2020)

VA, DOD Implement New Capability for Bidirectional Sharing of Health Records with Community Partners

On April 18, the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) program office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) launched a modernized health data sharing capability, enhancing both departments’ ability to securely exchange records with community health care partners. (04/21/2020)

Four VA Female Leaders Recognized for Influence in Health IT

Four senior leaders from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) were among more than 30 women honored by FedHealthIT magazine during an award ceremony Oct. 30 at the Leading for Impact: Women in Leadership conference in Arlington, Virginia. (11/05/2019)

VA Launches Groundbreaking Training Program to Fully Leverage New Electronic Health Record Solution

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched an innovative new training program to support its electronic health record modernization (EHRM) effort that, as of Sept. 12, had selected 76 trainees who have begun projects that address real-world VA health care challenges. (09/16/2019)

VA Achieves Critical Milestone in Its Electronic Health Record Modernization Program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently transferred the health records of 23.5 million Veterans to a Cerner Corp. data center, setting the stage for the records to be processed this summer in support of VA’s and Department of Defense’s (DoD) common electronic health record solution. (07/29/2019)

VA and DOD Senior Leaders Commit to Aligned Electronic Health Records System Rollout

The U.S. Secretaries of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DOD) signed a joint statement Sept. 26 pledging that their two departments will align their plans, strategies and structures as they roll out a new electronic health records (EHR) system that will allow VA and DOD to share patient data seamlessly. (10/10/2018)

VA Establishes Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization to Support Transition From Legacy Patient Data System

WASHINGTON — Focused on ensuring a successful transition from a legacy patient data system, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the recent establishment of the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM). (07/12/2018)

VA Signs Contract with Cerner for an Electronic Health Record System

I am pleased to announce we have signed a contract with Cerner today that will modernize the VA’s health care IT system and help provide seamless care to Veterans as they transition from military service to Veteran status, and when they choose to use community care. This is one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government, with a ceiling of $10 billion over 10 years. (05/17/2018)

VA Secretary Announces Decision on Next-Generation Electronic Health Record

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced his decision on the next-generation Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at a news briefing at VA headquarters in Washington. (06/05/2017)

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