Is iEHR Really Dead?

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 11, 2013

Is the highly-anticipated joint iEHR that the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have been working on ready for a burial? Or not? “iEHR is having a Mark Twain moment,” VA CIO Roger Baker answered. “Rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.”

The follow-up question was point-blank: “So it's safe to say that the VA and DoD are continuing to work on a single joint iEHR, while also looking to reap some benefits of work already accomplished, that being what [Feb. 5's] news was all about?”

“Yes,” Baker wrote in the e-mail exchange with Government Health IT. “We remain committed to the common data, application, and GUI standards we committed to at the start of the program.”...