Defense Still Mulling Next Steps On Electronic Health Record

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | June 4, 2013

Last Wednesday I asked the Pentagon and the Defense/Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office charged with integrated electronic health record development when they plan to start the contracting process for commercial systems announced by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on May 21, and who would run them.

I also asked for them to explain how Defense/VA would end up with a “seamless” and integrated EHR by the year’s end, as promised by Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, on May 22.