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VA app could change future of veteran care

The VA will pilot a new app that will give VA doctors a single view of a patient’s complete medical history, including allergies, prescriptions, and test results from both DoD and VA medical records.

Health Catalyst Is Keeping the Jobs At Home

Health Catalyst announces that it will add 300 jobs over the next five years, for which it will receive $700,000 in incentives from the Utah Governor’s Office.

Data Security in Healthcare 2015

A Peer60 survey on data security in healthcare finds that information security is the most important priority for 29 percent of organizations. The report finds that lack of funding and staff compliance with IT procedures are the largest issues preventing improvements.

Additional Actions and Oversight Urgently Needed to Reduce Waste and Improve Performance in Acquisitions and Operations

A GAO report on government IT projects finds that projects often result in “multimillion dollar cost overruns and years-long schedule delays,” with billions wasted on failed project cited. The government spends $80 billion on IT projects annually.

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