GAO Testimony: Clear Definition of the Interagency Program Office’s Role in VA’s New Modernization Effort Would Strengthen Accountability

This testimony discusses GAO’s previously reported findings on the establishment and evolution of the Interagency Program Office over the last decade. In developing this testimony, GAO summarized findings from its reports issued in 2008 through 2018, and information on the departments’ actions in response to GAO’s recommendations…

“At your request, my testimony today summarizes findings from our prior work that examined the establishment and evolution of the Interagency Program Office over the last decade. The testimony also discusses the roles this office has played in VA’s and DOD’s efforts to increase interoperability and electronic health record capabilities, and any challenges the office has faced in doing so….”

GAO recommends that VA clearly define the role and responsibilities of the Interagency Program Office in the governance plans for acquisition of the department’s new electronic health record system… Read the full testimony here.

Source: Electronic Health Records – Clear Definition of the Interagency Program Office’s Role in VA’s New Modernization Effort Would Strengthen Accountability – September 13, 2018. GAO.gov

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