Electronic Health Record Modernization

VFW Action Corps - 5/31/2019

VFW National Legislative Service Associate Director Kyle Kalman and National Veterans Service Deputy Director Dawn M. Jirak attended the Veterans Affairs Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization’s (OEHRM) Industry Day in Arlington, Va. They heard from the acting Deputy Secretary of VA James Byrne, Executive Director for OEHRM John Windom, and key leaders from Cerner Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. VA will deploy the new EHR in waves over the next 10 years across the VA enterprise. Currently, VA is working to achieve its initial operating capability in the Pacific Northwest which will maximize efficiencies through DOD’s lessons learned, and allow VA to leverage DOD’s data hosting environment and enhance their cybersecurity protocols to facilitate interoperability. Stay tuned to the Action Corps Weekly for updates on VA’s electronic health care record modernization.