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The agencies soon will issue solicitations that will take them one step closer to deploying integrated electronic health records for service members, veterans and their families. The departments have been working on the project for years but have only recently begun to demonstrate tangible progress.
Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health records , health IT , technology , Ruben Gomez , Jeff Miller , Ed Meagher , Robert Wah , Obama Impact , House Veterans Affairs Committee , CSC , SRA , DoD Report , Federal Drive
DoD and VA have both committed to moving from their legacy electronic health record systems to a joint, integrated system by 2017. But there are challenges: an aggressive timeline and an acquisition culture that's not been suited to agility in the past.
Barclay Butler of the Defense and VA departments' interagency office discusses the electronic health records system. Don Kettl, dean the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy talks about a proposed audit of the Federal Reserve. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) introduced a bill to make the Senior Executive Service more attractive. Deputy Chief Mike Downing of the Los Angeles Police Department's counterterrorism and special operations unit discusses a new report by The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute.
Karen Guice, the acting CIO for the Military
Health System, said her office is working the
Veterans Affairs Department to ensure the
transition to the new electronic health record
from legacy systems is as seamless as possible.
She said DoD and VA are working on a data
April 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 14, 2012)