Reports: DoD Delays Military EHR System Launch Due to Technical Problems

electronic-health-record-EHRThe Defense Department will delay the launch of its electronic health records system by a few months due to technical issues identified during the testing phase, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jared Serbu writes DoD was originally set to roll out the MHS Genesis EHR system on Dec. 6 but decided to move the launch after Leidos and the agency discovered glitches in the integration of the Cerner-built commercial EHR software with the Pentagon’s legacy systems Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application and Composite Health Care System.

A team of Leidos, Cerner and Accenture was awarded in July 2015 a multi-year, multibillion dollar contract to integrate a commercial EHR platform across the Military Health System.

Bill Siwicki also reports for Healthcare IT News that DoD said it will issue details on the delay within a 30-day period.

The Pentagon was scheduled to start a pilot program at a naval hospital in Washington state as part of the MHS Genesis project’s initial deployment, Siwicki reports.

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