Frank Kendall, Christopher Miller: DoD Moves to Integrate Health Data Systems

electronic-health-record-EHRFrank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Defense Department has integrated its in-patient, theater and pharmacy data systems to comply with a requirement under the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, DoD News reported Friday.

Lisa Ferdinando writes Kendall told House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) in a letter that DoD has adopted 21 required domains for management of almost 1.8 million clinical terms across the department.

He added DoD has also partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to meet NDAA’s provision mandating interoperability between DoD and VA electronic health records systems.

Christopher Miller, program executive officer for defense healthcare management systems, told reporters Thursday that DoD and VA aim to integrate their patients’ records through the Joint Legacy Viewer system.

JLV is designed with a security tool that requires personnel to provide login credentials before they can use the system and works to monitor users who access patient information, Ferdinando reports.

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