DoD, VA Address Healthcare Data Standardization Project

Elizabeth Leigh | ExecutiveGov | July 11, 2013

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs will develop a data management service that seeks to allow the agencies to seamlessly share electronic medical records, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Bob Brewin writes the system is a revision of a 2009 plan to create from scratch a new joint repository for electronic health data.

The report quoted Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, as saying the original plan was abandoned due to budget considerations.