Information Technology: Challenges Remain for VA's Sharing of Electronic Health Records with DoD: Congressional Testimony

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DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 18 pages
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For over a decade, the VA and the DoD have been engaged in efforts to improve their ability to share electronic health info. In addition, Congress has mandated that VA and DoD jointly develop and implement, by 9/30/09, electronic health record systems or capabilities that are fully interoperable and compliant with applicable fed. standards. The experience of VA and DoD in this area is also relevant to broader efforts to advance the nationwide use of health info. tech. (IT) in both the public and private health care sectors. This statement describes VA's and DoD's achievements and challenges in developing interoperable electronic health records, including brief comments on how these apply to the broader national health IT effort. Illustrations.

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