VA touts interoperability progress in congressional testimony

The Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Defense are moving forward on electronic health record sharing, despite previous setbacks, according to testimony from VA officials this week to Congress.

However, despite looking to have systems fully connected in about two years, David Shulkin said during testimony that they won't "come off the [Government Accountability Office's] list very quickly," according to a report from FCW.com.

VA CIO LaVerne Council, on Wednesday, said her agency will certify its health record system interoperability later this month, the report noted.

However, she added that the VA will "take a step back" from modernizing its VistA health record.

"We have not made up our minds" about what to do about VistA, she said, according to FCW. Article

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