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Veterans Affairs Information Technology Management Attention Needed to Improve Critical System Modernizations, Consolidate Data Centers, and Retire Legacy Systems... Washington, DC : Government Accountability Office (GAO) , February 7, , 2017

February 7, 2017

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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From the report: “GAO noted in July 2016 that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had moved forward with an effort to modernize its health information system—the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA)—but that the department is uncertain of its long-term plan for addressing its electronic health record system needs beyond fiscal year 2018. Beyond modernizing VistA, GAO reported in August 2015 that VA and the Department of Defense (DOD) had not identified outcome-oriented goals and metrics to clearly define what they aim to achieve from their efforts to increase electronic health record interoperability (i.e., the electronic exchange and use of health records) between the two departments. Moreover, VA has begun to modernize VistA separate from DOD's planned acquisition of a commercially available electronic health record system, even though both departments have many health care business needs in common.”



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