DOD Seeks Value, Quality In Modernizing Health Records System

Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. | | November 14, 2013

The Defense Department's senior official leading the competitive acquisition to modernize its health care management system has said he’s committed to ensuring the best value for taxpayer dollars while safeguarding quality of care.

Speaking yesterday at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event, Christopher Miller, program executive officer for the DOD Healthcare Management System, talked specifically about the path of this modernization over the past two months in concert with the Veterans Affairs Department.

"I think there're a lot of people out there curious about what's been going on," Miller said. "I want to take this opportunity to share what I've been doing the last 60 days, as well as where I think the departments are going."

In addition to his duties as a program executive officer, Miller is the acting Interagency Program Office director as DOD and VA develop the IPO's way ahead. "It is important that I do represent and honor those two hats, because they both need each other to be successful," he said.