Homeland Security sheds light on detainee EHR

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | August 23, 2011

The Homeland Security Department provided details about its plans to purchase a commercial electronic health record system to support medical care and public health services for aliens it has detained. The current method of recording patient health information is manual or stand-alone systems.

DHS anticipates that an electronic health record (EHR), which must be certified for meaningful use by a tester authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, will unify information about medical, dental, mental health and pharmacy services supplied to detainees...