CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ENCOURAGED BY VA DECISION TO IMPLEMENT INTEROPERABLE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS PLATFORM
Jun 6, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is encouraged by yesterday’s announcement by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will implement the same electronic health records platform as the Department of Defense (DoD).
“I have advocated for fully interoperable health records between the VA and Department of Defense for over a decade and am pleased by Secretary Shulkin’s decision to implement the same platform at the VA as currently used by DoD,” said Congressman Bishop. “This decision should ensure interoperability between the two departments and help provide a seamless transfer of medical information when service members transition to veteran status. I look forward to working with the VA to ensure this implementation occurs in a swift and successful manner.”
Further background on the Secretary Shulkin’s announcement can be found here.