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VA sees number of intrusion attempts up, affected veterans down in March threat report

The Department of Veterans Affairs saw a rise in intrusion attempts and suspicious emails in March, but the agency said it blocked or contained all such threats.

Spotlight: VA meets EHR interoperability mandate with DoD

The Veterans Affairs department signed documentation last week attesting that it has met its congressional mandate to achieve electronic health records interoperability with the Defense Department.

Oregon, Oracle continue battle over failed health care website

In a long legal battle between Oracle and Oregon over a failed health care exchange, the company is now accusing the state of leaking confidential Oracle documents to the press, according to a news report.

NSTIC announces $1M healthcare pilot project opportunity

NIST anticipates funding one award in the range of $750,000 to $1,000,000 for 18  months to focus on streamlining the way that patients and providers access health information from different organizations online.

Spotlight: DHA nervous about moving military doctors' cheese

Defense Health Agency Director Raquel Bono told  Politico  the department is nervous about the rollout of its new electronic health record to eight hospitals and more than 20 clinics in the Northwest by the end of the year.

Spotlight: House appropriators approach VistA funding with caution

A draft version of the fiscal 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act would earmark $260 million to fund the modernization of VA's electronic health record. However, the proposal would limit funding for the VistA Evolution program to $168 million. 

HHS appoints cybersecurity task force to focus on health data, connected medical devices

The Department of Health and Human Services has created a cybersecurity task force to study ways of protectecting health data and connected medical devices following two years of escalating cyberattacks on health information systems.

VA awards $22.3B IDIQ task order for IT infrastructure and programs

The Veterans Affairs Department awarded 21 contracts Tuesday worth up to $22.3 billion under the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation, or T4NG, acquisition program.

VA, DoD refuse to find common ground on IT infrastructure at joint hospital

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago is the first attempt to fully integrate the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments' healthcare facilities, but officials told the Government Accountability Office they have no plans to find common ground on a single-network IT infrastructure at the facility.

Future of VistA Evolution uncertain

The Veterans Affairs Department has taken a "step back" from its work evolving its open source electronic health record to review whether the program is on the right track and to instead focus on interoperability with the Defense Department's forthcoming commercial electronic health record.