ABSTRACT

Electronic Health Records: DOD Has Made Progress in Implementing a New System, but Challenges Persist, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 10MB]

From the Highlights: "DOD relies on multiple legacy electronic health record systems to create, maintain, and manage patient health information. DOD has determined that these systems, implemented over the past 3 decades, require modernization and replacement. The department has sought to replace these legacy systems with a comprehensive, real-time electronic health record. The conference report accompanying the 'Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019' and 'Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019' included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review DOD's electronic health record deployment. GAO's objectives were to (1) determine what progress DOD has made toward implementing a new electronic health record system, and (2) identify the challenges and key risks to MHS [Military Health System] GENESIS implementation and what steps DOD is taking to address them."

Report Number:
GAO-21-571
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Date:
2021-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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