FCW: DOD and VA consider an electronic health record czar

“Watchdogs and lawmakers have frequently identified the lack of a single accountable authority as a potential weakness in efforts by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to implement a commercial electronic health record system based on Cerner’s software.”

“Now leaders at VA and DOD are inching closer to a final governance plan to cover the projects – which together are expected to cost more than $20 billion.”

“James Byrne, acting deputy secretary at VA, said at a Feb. 5 Senate Appropriations hearing that a joint executive council with senior members from DOD and VA currently provides the decision-making function, but that a single point of accountability could be the answer in the future…” Read the full article here.

Source: DOD and VA consider an electronic health record czar – By Adam Mazmanian, February 5, 2019. FCW.

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