FedScoop: Coast Guard launches modernized EHR to link with DOD, VA

“The Coast Guard joined the military’s new electronic health record program at a handful of medical clinics in October and plans to deploy the modernized systems at dozens of clinics next year, officials announced Thursday.”

“The Coast Guard‘s announcement adds the service to the Military Health System’s (MHS) GENESIS program that will one day link the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and Coast Guard together in an interoperable health IT environment based on a Cerner Millennium platform. It is one of the largest IT shifts to the military health care system in decades and the first time service members will have their medical records seamlessly transfer to the VA’s system once they leave the service.”

“The four clinics piloting the Coast Guard’s EHR program are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rear Adm. Douglas Schofield, program executive officer of the guard’s EHR program, told reporters Thursday.”

“’We are proud to collaborate with DOD and VA to develop and field a consolidated EHR,’ Schofield said. The Coast Guard is housed under the Department of Homeland Security but is a member of the armed forces and linked into the DOD’s Information Network (DODIN), alleviating some of the IT challenges of linking across departments…” Read the full article here.

Source: Coast Guard launches modernized EHR to link with DOD, VA – By Jackson Barnett, November 19, 2020. FedScoop.

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