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DoD-VA EHR interoperability needs a single point of accountability

September 14, 2018

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If the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are to succeed in creating interoperable electronic health record systems, an Interagency Program Office must clearly define its role and responsibilities.

That’s the contention of members of Congress and a Government Accountability Office official who testified on Thursday before the House Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, created this summer to provide oversight of the VA’s rollout of Cerner EHR at an estimated cost of $10 billion.

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