Bill Would Facilitate Development of Joint DOD, VA Electronic Health Record System
This week, Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) reintroduced legislation that calls for the development of an integrated electronic health record system for members of the military and veterans. The bill would establish a temporary panel to create criteria for an EHR system that would serve both the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. The system would be created by a U.S.-based vendor and funded by a lump sum of $50 million to develop the system, as well as $25 million annually over five years to operate the system.
- "Bill Would Do What it Thinks $11 Billion Can't for Vets" (Allen et al., "Morning eHealth," Politico, 3/25).
- "Roe Seeks Electronic Record System for Veterans, Military Members" (WBIR, 3/24).