22 May '12, 2am

DOD, VA to Launch Joint Electronic Health Record System

DOD, VA to Launch Joint Electronic Health Record System By Cheryl Pellerin and Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 21, 2012 – The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have joined in a unique effort to combine their health records in what will become the world’s largest electronic system by 2017, the secretaries of both departments announced here today. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki briefed reporters after a tour of the Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, the nation's first fully integrated DOD-VA medical facility treating service members, veterans, military retirees and dependents. “Over the past two days, as many of you know, world leaders have gathered in Chicago to affirm our commitment to finishing the job right in Afghanistan,” Panetta said. “This afte...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116437

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