Military Electronic Health Records

Wednesday - 5/20/2009, 9:08pm EDT

Having access to military personnel health records will make it easier for doctors to treat troops and their families in both military and civilian medical centers in the future. Testifying before a congressional subcommittee, Army Surgeon General Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker said he wants the military health system to develop an electronic health record that's open enough to exchange information between doctors in military treatment facilities and those who provide care in civilian out-patient and other medical centers.