VA, DOD leaders commit to ‘seamlessly integrated electronic health record’
A new joint letter reinforces "both departments’ commitment to ensuring the successful transition from a legacy patient-data system to a modernized one that will continue to support active-duty service members, Veterans and their families."
Cerner taps 24 subcontractors to support $10B Veterans EHR modernization
The team will be built around seven "core team" companies: Leidos, Guidehouse, Accenture, Henry Schein Inc., AbleVets LLC, MicroHealth and ProSource360.
DOD’s GENESIS project closes the gap to achieving a single electronic health record
The DOD’s chief medical informatics officer discusses his agency’s ambitious GENESIS program to provide a single worldwide EHR system for its 9 million beneficiaries.
Who’s really accountable for interoperability of DOD, VA e-health records?
“In the past situations, what we’ve seen historically is that when everyone is responsible, no one is responsible," said GAO's Carol Harris. "I think that’s what has led us to where we are today."
House creates subcommittee to oversee VA tech modernization, EHR implementation
Jim Banks, R-Ind., will chair the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, and Conor Lamb, D-Pa., will serve as ranking member.
VA officially signs contract for new electronic health record system
The deal with Cerner is worth up to $10 billion over 10 years. The goal is "to do right by both Veterans and taxpayers," acting Secretary Robert Wilkie said.