“Although the joint Defense Department-Veterans Administration health records program recently came under renewed scrutiny after an announced change of course, DOD officials insist that a system for sharing electronic health data on troops still has a green light.
It will not necessarily be the planned integrated electronic health record (iEHR) program that had been under way since March 2011 and recently was announced would undergo a change of course. But according to DOD Deputy Chief Management Officer Elizabeth McGrath, the shift in strategy has more to do with the IT systems underpinning the effort than a move away from a joint program altogether.”
Amber Corrin. FCW, 14 March 2013