Do DoD changes signify last nail in iEHR's coffin?

Lloyd McCoy | Government Health IT | November 11, 2013

Seismic shifts in defense healthcare policy are complicating the government’s plans for portable and comprehensive electronic patient health records, with a rift forming between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) over the right way to move forward.

Cruise on over to the Interagency Program Office’s web site, in fact, and you’ll encounter an interesting greeting:

The Interagency Program Office (IPO) site is no longer available. Additional information regarding the future of the IPO will be forthcoming. Thank you.

Signs now point to the IPO essentially being mothballed until further notice, with only lip service paid to its continued relevance.