VA creates new office to oversee digital health record effort
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jul 17, 2018
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.