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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.