FedScoop: House creates subcommittee to oversee VA tech modernization, EHR implementation

“The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved a new five-member subcommittee Thursday with the sole purpose of overseeing the Department of Veterans Affairs’ technology modernization, namely the development of a new electronic health record system.”

“Jim Banks, R-Ind., will chair the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, and Conor Lamb, D-Pa., will serve as ranking member. Filling out the subcommittee are Jack Bergman, R-Mich., Mike Coffman, R-Colo., and Scott Peters, D-Calif.”

“Banks is a strategic choice to chair the subcommittee as he also serves on the House Armed Services Committee and has experience with overseeing the Defense Department’s new and similar EHR rollout, MHS GENESIS, which is built around the same Cerner platform that VA’s will be. Coffman similarly…” Read the full article here.

Source: House creates subcommittee to oversee VA tech modernization, EHR implementation – By Bill Mitchell, July 12, 2018. FedScoop.

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