DoD, VA Reiterate Commitment To iEHR -- Again

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 28, 2013

After a morning of Congressional tongue-lashings Wednesday during a House hearing on iEHR, the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments publicly issued a statement reasserting that they are jointly committed to working toward an iEHR endpoint similar to the project’s original goal.

Here, then, is that statement:

VA and DoD remain committed to a single, joint, electronic health record — both Secretary Shinseki and former Secretary Panetta reaffirmed our commitment to this in public statements on February 5.