New VA EHR oversight subcommittee to discuss giving the DoD/VA IPO more authority

“… The subcommittee’s first hearing is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 13, new Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said in an interview with Federal News Radio. It will focus on the role of the inter-agency program office”.

“[We’ll] talk about how that IPO works and how it pulls together, in an inter-agency fashion, members and leaders of the DoD [and] leaders at the VA, to try make this contract work [and] create the interoperability of the electronic health records,” Banks said. “[We’ll] dig deeper into if there are ways that maybe perhaps Congress could give the IPO more authority.” Read the full article here.

Source: Fresh faces in Congress leading VA EHR oversight with new veterans subcommittee – By Nicole Ogrysko, August 9, 2018. Federal News Radio.

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