Arlington, VA — Today Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Shulkin and President Trump announced that they will shift the department’s existing Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to a commercial off-the-shelf product in order to modernize the VA’s approach to information technology (IT). Shulkin specified that the VA will move to the same system currently used by the Department of Defense (DoD).
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement:
“This is something that should have been done years ago. The VA’s electronic health record system is obsolete and is a barrier to making the VHA a better functioning health care system. We commend Secretary Shulkin for following through on his promise to modernize information technology at the VA and we hope this new system is properly implemented.”
Shulkin had suggested earlier this year that he planned to make this shift.