VA, DOD Should Integrate EHR Systems, Report States
An Institute of Medicine report calls for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to integrate their electronic health record systems as part of an effort to ease the transition for U.S. troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. VA and DOD recently announced plans to halt their integrated EHR project and instead focus on making their current systems more interoperable.
- "IOM: Integrated Records, Evidence-Based Treatment Vital to Veteran Care" (Hall, FierceHealthIT, 3/27).
- "War Vets Face Health Access Issues, IOM Says" (Pittman, MedPage Today, 3/26).