Electronic Health Records: VA and DOD Need to Establish Goals and Metrics for Their Interoperability Efforts
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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VA and DOD operate two of the nation s largest health care systems, serving millions of veterans and active duty members and their beneficiaries. For almost two decades the departments have undertaken various efforts to advance interoperability between their respective electronic health record systems. While the departments have made progress, these initiatives have also faced significant management challenges. Among their recent initiatives, the secretaries of the two departments committed to establishing interoperability between their separate electronic health record systems, which they are working to modernize.
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