Paul Tibbits, former program executive officer for financial management business transformation at the Department ofÂ Veterans Affairs, has been promoted to executive director for the VAâs Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, Federal News Network reported Monday.
The appointment comes after Genevieve Morris left the post in August.
Tibbits will oversee deployment and maintenance of the departmentâs new electronic medical record system and associated health information technology tools. He will also assist the department in transitioningÂ from a legacy patient data system to one withÂ better storage and data retention capabilities.
Tibbits spent the last 11 years in the VAâs Office of the Chief Information Officer, holding deputy CIO roles, including for architecture, strategy and design and enterprise development. He bringsÂ more than 28 years of experience working for the Defense Department.
The OEHRM is tasked with processing medical records of service members departing active duty so thatÂ data can be seamlessly accessed even when military personnel graduate into veteran status.
The DoD and the VA recently announced plans to release a single electronic health record system to simplify and streamline medical listing processes.