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DoD to Roll Out Next Phase of EHR Modernization This Fall

March 8, 2019 - The Department of Defense (DoD) expects to roll out the next phase of its EHR modernization in the fall of this year, with system-wide completion expected in 2023. The new Cerner-based EHR system, called MHS GENESIS, will support more than 9.5 million DoD beneficiaries and approximately 205,000 military health system (MHS) personnel. The EHR modernization is designed to provide...

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Lawmaker Calls VA EHR Modernization Cost, Timeline ‘Outrageous’

by Fred Donovan

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) said the $10 billion price tag and the 10-year timeline for implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ EHR modernization program are “outrageous,” during a Feb. 26 hearing of the...

Investment Needed in Health IT Infrastructure for VA EHR Program

by Fred Donovan

Aging healthcare IT infrastructure at VA facilities requires more investment in preparation for deployment of new VA EHR platform, VA General Counsel and Acting Deputy Secretary James Byrne told a Senate panel on Tuesday. After reviewing...

Senator Criticizes Cuts to VA Health IT Infrastructure Budget

by Fred Donovan

Proposed budget cuts to IT projects could undercut healthcare IT infrastructure modernization requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs, a key senator is warning. In a Jan. 11 letter sent to recently confirmed Veterans...

VA Launches New Health API for Mobile, Web-based Apps

by Fred Donovan

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Dec. 7 the launch of its first health API that will enable veterans to interact with their personal health data using mobile and web-based apps. The VA said its new health API will power...

VA Digital Health Platform to Improve EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs Digital Health Platform (DHP), a cloud-based technology, will equip providers with real-time access to patient health data from VA, military, and commercial electronic health records (EHRs),...


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