$100M cancelled VA contract could be up for grabs again

VA spikes key part of its electronic health record project, but a recompete is likely.

VA picks small biz contractor for open-source ecosystem

The Veterans Affairs Department has selected a small business as the custodial agent for an open-source ecosystem development program to modernize the VA's VistA electronic health record system.

HHS names new health IT national coordinator

Dr. Farzad Mostashari takes the helm of the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the office that facilitates distribution of $20 billion in economic stimulus law funds for digital medical systems.

VA moves forward on open-source health records

After more than a year of deliberation and consultation, the Veterans Affairs Department is moving on its strategy of developing an open-source electronic health record system.

Wisconsin lawmakers urge single vendor for VA, DOD health records upgrade

Five Wisconsin lawmakers are urging the VA and Defense departments to consider the benefits of a single vendor for an electronic health record system, according to a Nextgov report.

VA's RFI seeks open-source VistA development ecosystem

Veterans Affairs Department CIO Roger Baker discussed how the VA is exploring the creation of an open source development ecosystem to modernize its longstanding VistA Electronic Health Records System.

VA wants help modernizing health records system

The Veterans Affairs Department is taking steps toward developing an open source development program to modernize VistA

HP has contract cut short by Military Health System

The General Services Administration has not explained why it is terminating a Military Health System contract ahead of schedule, according to a report in NextGov.

VA pilot tests accelerating medical records processing

The VA is using a private firm in a demonstration project to see if it can reduce the time it takes to obtain veterans' medical records from non-VA doctors.

Government health IT market shows steady growth

The pace of activity in the federal health information technology market has reached a feverish pitch in recent weeks.

Ingenix buying spree continues with Axolotl

Health information technology and services provider Ingenix Inc. announced this week that it is buying health information exchange services provider Axolotl Corp.

Blue Cross unit to track health-record stimulus payments

Companion Data Services, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, will host a repository to track doctors and hospitals receiving federal economic stimulus payments for digital health systems.

Baker responds to VA VistA report

Roger Baker, assistant secretary for information and technology at the VA, thanks the VistA advisory committee for its "exhaustive" report.

Is open source the cure for what ails VA's e-records?

An industry group convened by VA CIO Roger Baker is advising that VistA move to an open source platform and phase out MUMPS.

VA industry group ready to give advice on VistA

Ed Meagher, who chairs an industry group that advises the Veterans Affairs Department, is preparing recommendations for modernizing VistA.

The emergence of the e-patient

The National Library of Medicine held a conference to highlight how patients are using health IT to help manage their own care.

HHS awards $267M for health IT regional centers

The Health and Human Services Department funds centers designed to help doctors and rural hospitals use health IT.