integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR)

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House Blasts 'U-Turn' On iEHR Project

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | February 28, 2013

House Veterans' Affairs Committee members had some harsh words for VA and Department of Defense officials at a hearing on Wednesday for altering their approach to forming an integrated electronic health record, calling the move "a step backward." Read More »

House Clamps Down On iEHR

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | January 17, 2014

The House Omnibus Appropriations Act, passed Jan. 15, included project funding restrictions for the interagency electronic health record program known as iEHR. Read More »

House Committee Provides Funds To 'Jumpstart' iEHR

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | May 16, 2013

The House Appropriations Committee fully supports the development of a joint electronic health record system for the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, so long as that system is open architecture, Nextgov reports. Read More »

House Committee Worried DoD, VA 'Moving The Goal Posts' On e-Health Records

Jack Moore | | February 27, 2013

A House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the decision by the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments to scale back plans for a joint integrated electronic-health records systems dredged up longstanding issues with the two departments' EHR efforts. Read More »

House Spending Panel Backs Joint Defense-VA Electronic Health Record

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | May 15, 2013

Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday solidly backed development of a single, joint electronic health record for the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments in its preliminary version of VA’s fiscal 2014 spending bill. Read More »

House: $1B Wasted On Vets’ Medical E-Records

Mitchell Armentrout | Marine Corps Times | February 28, 2013

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have wasted about $1 billion in a failed effort to streamline medical record-keeping, the chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee said in a hearing Wednesday. Read More »

How Many Billions For The New Defense EHR?

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | July 10, 2013

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments in February ditched plans to develop an integrated electronic health record due to costs, which had soared to $28 billion, according to new testimony from Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Read More »

iEHR Aims To Be Agile And Open

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | October 22, 2012

Agile techniques have gained importance as the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments try to quickly launch the integrated electronic health record, or iEHR. With more than 100 scrum teams working at once, it's a lot to coordinate, said Barclay Butler, director of the DoD-VA interagency program office. Read More »

iEHR Redefined: DOD's Top 3 Tactics In VA Turf War Detente

Lloyd McCoy | Government Health IT | July 21, 2014

While turf wars between the DOD and VA have effectively blunted efforts for a unified electronic health record system, both agencies are at least moving toward improving interoperability. On the DOD side, three initiatives are budgeted for continuing development — some seeing request increases, others flat, per the DOD’s overall budgeting trends...

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iEHR Time Frame 'Optimistic And Uncertain'

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | September 30, 2012

The 4 to 6 years Veterans Affairs Department officials have projected as the time necessary to build out a nationwide integrated electronic health record with the Defense Department is "both optimistic and uncertain," the Government Accountability Office says iEHR officials told them. Read More »

iEHR Would Get A Shorter Leash, Under House NDAA Amendment

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | July 15, 2013

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014 (H.R. 1960), which passed June 14, would impose reporting requirements on the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments' integrated electronic health record project, as well as stand up an advisory panel to provide additional oversight. Read More »

Integrated Health Record Effort Adds To VA's Troubles

Amber Corrin | FCW | May 2, 2013

The Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) program is not the Department of Veterans Affairs' only lightning rod, but it is a major one. Officially in the works since 2011, the records-sharing program took root after 15 years of discussion and cooperation between the two agencies to share military members' health data. Read More »

Integrated Health Record Tests DoD's Agile Acquisition Aspirations

Jared Serbu | | August 31, 2012

A year later, Dr. Barclay Butler was appointed to direct the Interagency Program Office (IPO) that will coordinate DoD and VA's activities. And he's come to the conclusion that development of the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) just isn't compatible with the traditional DoD acquisition system.
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IOM: No More DoD-VA Integrated Medical Centers Until iEHR

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | October 16, 2012

Additional integrated health centers along the lines of the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Ill., shouldn't be undertaken by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs until they stand up an interoperable electronic health records system, says the Institute of Medicine. Read More »

IPO Awards $11M iEHR Contract, DoD Demos EHRs

Moly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | October 21, 2013

The Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments' interagency program office awarded a 12-month, $11 million contract Oct. 9 to Systems Made Simple--the same company that originally won the iEHR contract in 2012. Read More »