VA, DoD Set to Add Pharmacy Component to EHR System

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | June 6, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense are ready to add the pharmacy component to their integrated EHR (iEHR) system, according to a request for information recently posted by the iEHR Integrated Program Office.

The RFI is meant to develop the performance work statement for the "iEHR pharmacy solution," an enterprise-wide pharmacy system that will give DoD/VA uniform prescription and medication orders, improved patient safety, pharmacy inventory management and enhanced medication reconciliation. The RFI asks respondents for, among other things, licensing, training, computerized physician order entry and data conversion and storage information.