DOTmed October 15, 2021
John R. Fischer

The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin later this month an independent cost estimate to determine how much it can expect to spend on its EHR modernization initiative.

The project has been in the works since 2018 as a replacement for the department’s current EHR system and is meant to provide faster and seamless access to care for veterans after they leave military service.

Helping to calculate actual EHR costs will be the Institute of Defense Analyses. Paul Brubker, the acting principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Information and Technology, told members of the House of Veterans Affairs Technology Modernization Subcommittee Thursday that the process would take a year, reported Federal News Network.

“I find it concerning that three...

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Topics: EMR / EHR, Health IT, Provider, Technology, VA / DoD
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