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VA creates new office to oversee digital health record effort

The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a special office to oversee the agency’s multibillion dollar electronic health record digitization effort, Nextgov reports.

VA announced the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization on July 12, which will be responsible for managing the preparation, rollout and upkeep of the new medical record platform, according to the report, which notes that the rollout is scheduled to begin in October and be fully operating by March 2020.

Lawmakers continue to support the IT overhaul, but they have also stressed the need for VA to keep them up to speed on its progress so a House oversight subcommittee will also monitor the project, the report notes.

Reader comments

Wed, Jul 18, 2018 Bill Fredericksburg, VA

We have been talking about this for a very long time. I don't see where this program talks to the DoD medical/dental records. What happens when a Veteran sees his/her civilian PCM - those notes never get to the VA and if the member decides to put an update to his record and the PCM has closed his office, the records are gone for any type of proof of injury. Answer, if a PCM is seeing a Veteran, we should force them to be part of the system and they can digitally scan the document to the VA's program. Just a thought, not a sermon :)

Wed, Jul 18, 2018

More miss use of veterans money. Like I said Trump is just a bag of wind he as no intention to privatize the VA. Because of the congress and senate would lose all the employment continue to waste tax payer money. Just put underTRICARE

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