Electronic Health Records: DoD and VA Efforts to Achieve Full Interoperability are Ongoing; Program Office Management Needs Improvement
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 35 pages
The Nat. Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 required the DoD and the VA to accelerate their exchange of health information and to develop systems or capabilities that allow for interoperability (generally, the ability of systems to exchange data) by Sept. 30, 2009. It also required compliance with fed. standards and the establishment of a joint interagency program office to function as a single point of accountability for the effort. This is the third report on the project and evaluated: (1) the departments' progress and plans toward sharing fully interoperable electronic health information that comply with fed. standards; and (2) whether the interagency program office is positioned to function as a single point of accountability. Includes recommend. Illus.
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