Federal News Network: DOD’s new electronic health record rollout is now about one-third complete

“The Defense Department has just wrapped up the biggest deployment so far in its multibillion dollar project to replace its electronic health record.”

“The latest “go-live” for MHS Genesis installations nearly doubled the system’s footprint in a single day. It stands at 42,000 active users, and the massive, multiyear IT project is now about a third of the way finished.”

“The latest series of deployments — dubbed “Wave Carson Plus” by the Defense Health Agency — brought 25 separate military installations into the MHS Genesis fold all at once…”

“Eight waves are scheduled for next year, when Genesis will make its way to MTFs on and around Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, Fort Bliss, Fort Gordon, Eglin Air Force Base, and Navy facilities in Jacksonville, Florida.”

“According to DoD budget documents, that acceleration in deployments will mean the department will need to hire nearly 900 new contractor personnel to install the system and train new users, a significant increase to the 1,500 that are employed on the project this year…” Read the full article here.

Source: DoD’s new electronic health record rollout is now about one-third complete – By Jared Serbu, June 11, 2021. Federal News Network.

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