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Military delays first EHR go-lives

Military delays first EHR go-lives

By Joseph Conn  |  September 01, 2016

The scheduled initial rollout of the Military Health System's new multibillion-dollar electronic health record system has been delayed, at least for several months. The schedule was "aggressive" and more time was needed to address issues that came up during testing.

UnitedHealthcare challenges $58 billion Tricare contract loss

By Erica Teichert  |  August 04, 2016

UnitedHealthcare will fight to continue providing health coverage for U.S. military members through Tricare after losing out on the Pentagon's 2017 contracts worth up to $58.2 billion to its top competitors.

Ascension sees lift among veterans from ad blitz

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 23, 2016

Ascension, the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital system, has provided care to 1,600 military veterans under the new Veterans Choice healthcare program since launching an advertising blitz in 21 of its major markets in March.

Blog: VA's new supply contracts opt for more efficient orders

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 01, 2016

The VA has awarded $4.6 billion in supply chain contracts for distribution of medical-surgical supplies to four major vendors, with a new caveat that many other health systems are demanding: Supplies must be able to be distributed in the lowest unit of measure so that they can go straight to the...

Allscripts earnings flat as client services revenue shrinks

By Michael Sandler  |  February 19, 2016

Allscripts reported flat revenue for fiscal 2015, as the electronic health record systems supplier saw lower revenue from client services. Bookings, however, were a boon for Allscripts last year, reaching $1.1 billion, a 20% increase from 2014.

Commentary: VA needs skilled healthcare leaders to speed system reforms

Commentary: VA needs skilled healthcare leaders to speed system reforms

By Dr. David J. Shulkin  |  January 02, 2016

The recent challenges in the VA healthcare system have received much attention. Among the most daunting is the shortage of healthcare professionals in the Veterans Health Administration. With 41,000 vacancies, close to 1 in 6 positions are unfilled.

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