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Christopher Miller: More Work Needed for DoD-VA EHR Exchange

Christopher Miller
Christopher Miller

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs continue to work on exchanges of electronic health records between both two agencies and the interoperability of their EHR systems, FCW reported Wednesday.

Adam Mazmanian writes that Christopher Miller, acting director of the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office, believes the agencies should educate users on systems such as the Janus Joint Legacy Viewer to help in the sharing initiatives.

“One of the challenges of these complex systems is whether or not the people actually understand that some of the information is available,” Miller told FCW.

He said the DoD EHR system is also underway and is scheduled for global deployment in waves through fiscal year 2022, with an award for the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization program due by the end of the current fiscal year.

“The hard challenges are really about people and processes,” he said in the report.

“I think the more important factor is, how are we training our people, how are we getting the culture right, how are we making sure we are getting them ready for this.”

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