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Modernizing Health Records for Servicemembers and Veterans: The Contractor Perspective, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 4, 2019   [open pdf - 241KB]

This is the June 4, 2019 hearing on the "Modernizing Health Records for Servicemembers and Veterans: The Contractor Perspective," held before the House Subcommittee on Technology Modernization of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. From the opening statement of Susie Lee: "Today, the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization will hold the first in a series of hearings on the implementation of the electronic health records at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This effort, known as EHRM [Electronic Health Record Modernization], is projected to take at least 10 years and cost $16 billion. To say it is a major undertaking is an understatement. It has the potential to transform health care for our veterans and to finally realize the goal of having one seamless lifetime health record for our servicemembers as they transition from the military to veteran status; however, this effort also has the potential to fail. VA, unfortunately, does not have a great track record when it comes to implementing information technology. Decades of oversight by the Government Accountability Office and the Inspector General have documented a troubled history of failed IT [information technology] projects, including several failed attempts at a modernized electronic health record." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Travis Dalton, David Waltman, Julie Stoner, Jon Scholl, and Richard Crowe.

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Serial No. 116-15
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2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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