MHS Postpones Launch of New Defense EHR System to February; Stacy Cummings Comments

electronic-health-record-EHRThe Military Health System has rescheduled the implementation of a new $4.3 billion electronic health records system previously slated for launch in December due to compatibility and technical issues discovered during early tests, Military Times reported Tuesday.

Leo Shane writes the MHS Genesis system rollout will begin at the Fairchild Air Force Base in February with other locations set to implement the EHR system in June 2017.

Stacy Cummings, program executive officer for defense healthcare management systems, said the time invested in the program aims to optimize user experience for beneficiaries and healthcare providers.

Defense health officials deferred the original launch of MHS Genesis in September for PEO DHMS to perform additional examinations prior to the system’s deployment in the Pacific Northwest.

LeidosCernerAccenture team developed MHS Genesis in efforts to centralize military medical and dental records as well as operate with select Defense Department legacy systems.

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