- To examine the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) information technology systems, including Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) performance, development of the Electronic Health Record system, and efforts to modernize its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA).
In June 2017, Secretary Shulkin announced the VA’s plan to discontinuetheir attempt at developing an Electronic Health Record that would be interoperable with the Department of Defense health information systemsand purchase the same electronic health record system used by the Department of Defense.
On November 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on Information Technology held ahearing to examine federal agency implementation of FITARA. The VA received an overall score of B+ on the latest scorecard.
On May 27, 2016, Chairman Hurd and Ranking Member Kelly requested information from the GAO regarding VistA modernization efforts. GAO will provide an update of their review.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Mr. Scott Blackburn||Acting Chief Information Officer||Department of Veteran Affairs||Document|
|Mr. Dominic Cussatt||Chief Information Security Officer||Department of Veteran Affairs||Document|
|Mr. David A. Powner||Director, IT Management Issues||U.S. Government Accountability Office||Document|
|Mr. John Windom||Program Executive for Electronic Health Records Modernization||U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs||Document|
|Mr. Bill James||Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Enterprise Program Management Office||U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs||Document|