Tag Archive: Department of Veterans Affairs

Watch Government Matters: Under Secretary of Benefits at VA lays out priorities

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is working its way through a backlog of G.I. Bill claims. Paul Lawrence, VA under secretary for benefits, recently marked 100 days in the role, and says that one of his top priorities is to…
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Watch Government Matters: VA Deputy CIO outlines 5 strategic priorities

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IT systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs are currently undergoing a major overhaul. The VISTA health record system is being phased out, and being replaced with a private sector alternative from Cerner. Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the…
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My AFCEA Bethesda panel in Fedscoop: VA CIO says expect 10 more years of VISTA

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Fedscoop covered my AFCEA Bethesda Health IT Day fireside chat with Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration; and Scott Blackburn, Executive in Charge for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Office of Information and Technology….
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Health IT Day with VA’s Dr. Carolyn Clancy & Scott Blackburn, 1/16 in Bethesda

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Great thanks to AFCEA Bethesda for the invitation to host a keynote fireside chat at its 10th annual Health IT Day. The event is Tuesday, January 16th at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. I’m very pleased to…
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Listen (John Batchelor) VA scandal’s politics flooding into Senate races

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The Department of Veterans Affairs scandal that has Secretary Eric Shinseki on the hot seat is flooding into Senate races across the country. As many as seven Democratic Senators up for reelection this year are calling for Secretary Shinseki to resign….
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