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Report: VA-Pentagon Health Record System To Be Ready By 2017

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Officials are aiming to have the integrated Defense-Veterans Affairs electronic health record system fully deployed by 2017, Bob Brewin reports for Nextgov.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told reporters Monday that they are working to have iEHR deployed in San Antonio and Norfolk, Va. facilities in 2014, Brewin reports.

They indicated the joint VA-Pentagon run Lovell medical center will act as a showcase for upcoming iEHR projects, according to the report.

Once complete, iEHR will be the world’s largest electronic health record system, which may mean it will take longer to complete, Panetta and Shinseki said.

Shinseki added the departments will work to reach their 2017 target but will attempt to complete the project faster if possible.

The agencies plan to house the health records system in the Defense Information Systems Agency’s data center and chose the Pentagon to provide the majority of the related information technology architecture.

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