The Department of Veterans Affairs will go ahead with its previous plan to transition away from its VistA electronic health record system to one created and managed by the for-profit company Cerner despite negative signals from DOD. DOD rolled out MHS Genesis by Cerner last year and hit massive roadblocks along the way. The Pentagon now declared the system as “neither … [Read more...] about Veterans Affairs To Follow Failed DOD Cerner Electronic Health Record Plan
Veterans Affairs just announced a partnership with Department of Energy (DOE) using artificial intelligence and big-data solutions to analyze veterans’ health records. VA is rolling out the new partnership, called the VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative, to cull through mountains of data points using artificial intelligence and supercomputing resources only available at DOE … [Read more...] about Department Of Energy To Analyze Valuable Veterans’ Health Records?
I'd like to extend a "Happy Memorial Day" from DisabledVeterans.org. What is on your mind this Memorial Day? I know some of us think about our fallen brothers and sisters. Others think about why it is we fight abroad. And still others fall somewhere in the grey between the two. I hope you are spending the day with family or friends. Thank you for your continued readership and … [Read more...] about DisabledVeterans.org Wishes You A Happy Memorial Day
Two years ago, I challenged politicians to meet the expectations and needs of disabled veterans across the country. Did they meet the challenge? The testimony above is an example of what we did at Veterans For Common Sense during that time. I delivered our message to the Democratic Platform Committee in July 2012. I told them if they want the veteran vote, then they need … [Read more...] about Should Veterans Be Thankful For The Past Two Years?
Hi and welcome to another weekly installment of the Monday Morning Quarterback. I’m your host, Benjamin Krause, and this week we are talking about health care. As some of you may know, VA health care has been front and center within the news media. Issues range from problems ranging from cover-ups to huge bonuses not connected to performance. If you missed it, here is … [Read more...] about MMQB: Why Veterans are Divided on VA Health Care