FCW: VA and DOD set to pick health data decider

“Top officials at the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are closing in on a plan to name a single person to settle disputes between the two agencies when it comes to the implementation of the Cerner electronic health record…”

“Byrne has characterized the official as a “purple person,” and likened the concept to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who makes decisions that impact all the military services.”

“Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, said that as far as she knows, DOD is driving the process, with VA in the back seat…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA and DOD set to pick health data decider – By Adam Mazmanian, March 8, 2019. FCW.

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