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Modernization at the Department of Veterans Affairs

In this special two-part interview, Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary James Byrne discusses priorities at the Department, including the rollout of electronic health records and preventing veteran suicide.


Electronic Health Record modernization in the military

William Tinston, program executive officer for Defense Healthcare Management Systems and Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, assistant director of combat support at the Defense Health Agency, explain where health record modernization in the military is headed, and their new approach in deploying MHS GENESIS to health centers.


Updates on Electronic Health Record modernization

Lauren Thompson, director of the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office, discusses their efforts to build a health record that spans a service members entire life, and the importance of data to the program’s success.


Rolling out the MHS GENESIS electronic health record

William Tinston, program executive officer for Defense Healthcare Management Systems, discusses what they’ve learned in testing the MHS GENESIS system, and how the new record will benefit service members throughout their careers.


VA OIG recommendations to VistA enhancements

Larry Reinkemeyer, Assistant Inspector General for Audits & Evaluations at the Veterans Affairs IG Office, discusses ways the department could improve the rollout of the VistA scheduling enhancements

Government Matters Panel

Plan may merge parts of Veterans Affairs health care system with DoD

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst, and Megan Howard, congressional reporter from Bloomberg Government, discuss a proposed joint Defense Department and Veterans Affairs health contract, and why the proposal has some in Congress upset.

Chuck Campbell

Top lessons learned in implementing electronic health records

Chuck Campbell, former chief information officer at the Military Health System and CEO of IT Partner Consulting, discusses five lessons from rolling out electronic health records, and why the number one goal should always be patient safety.

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