Butler Selected to lead DOD-VA iEHR Efforts

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | March 1, 2012

Barclay Butler, a senior health IT manager in private and military sectors, has been named to lead the interagency office that will coordinate the deployment of the VA-DOD integrated electronic health record (iEHR). Butler became director of the Interagency Program Office effective Feb. 27, according to a Defense Department memo and confirmed by the Veterans Affairs Department.

Barclay, most recently vice president of military health care at Harris Corp’s Healthcare Solutions, will act as the single point of accountability for the establishment of the iEHR and systems supporting the virtual lifetime electronic record (VLER), which will enable the exchange of electronic health information between DOD and VA.

VA and DOD are taking steps to move toward an open, modular architecture with non-proprietary standards-based interfaces to integrate DOD’s AHLTA and VA’s VistA electronic medical information systems...