How Many Billions For The New Defense EHR?

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | July 10, 2013

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments in February ditched plans to develop an integrated electronic health record due to costs, which had soared to $28 billion, according to new testimony from Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

Instead of a joint record, VA will enhance its VistA EHR and Defense will run acquisitions to replace its AHLTA and CHCS in-patient and battlefield EHRs, Kendall said Wednesday.