Defense, Veterans Affairs and iEHR
The Interagency Electronic Health Record (iEHR) is a system for Veterans Affairs and the Defense Department to work together on health records.
January 30 Officials plan to deploy the EHR, which ultimately will serve 9.6 million beneficiaries and 70,000 clinicians, starting in late 2016.
January 28 VHA seeks industry coordinators to help manage project.
January 16 Could not overcome turf wars, the former Defense secretary says.
January 2 Contract will cover sustainment and incremental improvements.
December 19, 2013 The convoluted effort to transfer records between the departments contributes to the VA claims backlog.
December 12, 2013 Defense authorization bill calls for a single or interoperable electronic health record for the two departments.
November 22, 2013 Contractor employees outnumbered Defense and VA staff.
November 19, 2013 Epic Systems, creator of Kaiser Permanente’s EHR, is considered the most likely vendor.
November 5, 2013 Company hired a senior department technology official as chief strategist a month after the award, with VA ethics office approval.
October 31, 2013 The Defense Department plans to extend the contract for AHLTA through 2018.
June 12, 2013 Patty Murray says the ‘best option’ would be an open source system with VA.
June 4, 2013 Progress on the project remains unclear.
May 22, 2013 Defense’s decision to upgrade its system with commercial software looks like a big setback.
May 22, 2013 Defense acquisition chief says Pentagon will not get locked into proprietary software.
May 21, 2013 The Defense secretary leaves the door open for a VA-developed system.
May 20, 2013 Hagel promised a plan within 30 days. That was more than 30 days ago.
May 15, 2013 Committee will withhold funds unless both departments sign on to project.
April 17, 2013 Promises to have 'something decided' on the iEHR within 30 days.
April 9, 2013 The comedian could finally do what Congress hasn't been able to do: Force the Defense Department to address its ‘intolerable’ system.
February 6, 2013 Instead of building a system from scratch, the departments will integrate existing systems.