Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the integrated electronic health record (iEHR) that will serve the Defense Department and VA will launch in two years.
In a brief comment to a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on mental health treatment for veterans, Shinseki said the “initial form” of the iEHR will be ready in two years, as I reported on April 26, rather than the originally scheduled four years.
If this causes any additional iEHR angst in the VA or Defense, blame the boss, not me.
Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.