Can anyone lead the $20B DOD-VA health IT modernization project? | FCW


Between them, the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs have more than $20 billion committed to the shared implementation of an interoperable electronic health record system based on Cerner software to provide servicemembers with a single EHR that follows them from the date of their induction through active duty and VA care.

The Defense Department’s version of the Cerner system, MHS Genesis, is live at several military facilities in the Pacific Northwest, and more deployments are coming. VA is a few years behind — officials agreed to adopt the same system as DOD in 2017, and they are set to begin fielding the Cerner platform in 2020.

Right now, responsibilities for the two efforts are stovepiped — with no single person or entity having decision-making authority when it comes to disputes over data, governance, workflows, architecture, cybersecurity or other potential points of contention.

Source: Can anyone lead the $20B DOD-VA health IT modernization project? — FCW

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