The department of Veteran Affairs and The Defense Department are simultaneously trying to implement Electronic Health Records. The military health system is using a customized version of the same Cerner Millennium software VA has been struggling to implement, but the DoD version is much further along.
The IG reports found new EHR sometimes failed to indicate to providers that patients were flagged as being at high risk of suicide and gave VA providers an incomplete picture of patients’ health care data. Auditors also found health care providers’ requests for patients to receive lab work through the new EHR platform didn’t always reach the facility’s laboratory.
The system will be offered to IAPs 35,000 member pediatricians and subsequently to all other OPD clinics, enabling early diagnosis, specialised treatment, and superior patient engagement capabilities to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage diseases better, both in-clinic and at-home.
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Accenture Plc, AllScripts Healthcare Solutions Inc, Amdocs, Aspect Software Inc, International Business Machines Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Salesforce.com inc, SAP SE and Siemens Healthineers AG (Siemens AG).
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