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VA, DoD Heads: Departments to Collaborate on Single EHR System Implementation

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Defense Secretary James Mattis and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie have said the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments will release an integrated electronic health record system in an aim to share information between the two agencies.

Both department heads said in a statement published September 26 the agencies will work to store the medical information of U.S. warfighters, and their families, during and after military service.

The department heads said they plan to come up with a more streamlined and comprehensive EHR system that provides for unified decision-making and oversight functions; harmonized operations, data management and technology tools; and a single implementation schedule.