Servicemember's Electronic Health Records Act of 2013

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Schumer: DoD & VA Health Records Are Not Compatible & Not All Are Electronic – One Of The Biggest Causes Of VA Benefit Backlog; Senator Will Push Legislation To Create Interoperable Records & Address Almost 15,000 Backlogged Claims In Upstate NY

Press Release | Senator Charles E. Schumer | November 6, 2013

Just ahead of Veteran’s Day, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to create interoperable, electronic health records for service members, in order to address the serious delays in processing almost 15,000 Upstate New York veterans’ disability and other benefits. Read More »

Sen. Schumer Seeks Creation Of Electronic Files For Vets

Staff Writer | The Observer | November 11, 2013

As Veterans Day is a time to remember, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is fighting for veterans' benefits through the Department of Defense and the Depart-ment of Veterans Affairs. Read More »

Sen. Schumer Stumps For Two Military Health IT Bills

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | November 13, 2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pushing for the passage of two bills (S 1296; S 928) that would require the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to develop an interoperable electronic health record system for military service members and hold VA accountable for reducing its backlog of outstanding disability claims [...]. Read More »

Two Bills Aim To Expedite Benefits For Veterans

Susan D. Hall | FierceEMR | November 12, 2013

Citing frustration that veterans in New York wait on average 400 days for the start of benefits, Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pushing two bills to speed things up. Read More »