The Defense Department’s policies to implement a new electronic health record (EHR) system by the month of December may not be realistic, in according to a new audit from the DoD Office of the Inspector General.
In July 2015, the Pentagon granted a $4.3 billion contract award to a Leidos-Cerner team to modernize DoD’s EHR system. Called the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM), the integrated system is designed to replace legacy military health systems and promote greater efficiencies by leveraging commercial-off-the-shelf Cerner Millennium solution.
An initial deployment is slated for December, when the EHR will be rolled out to DoD locations in the Pacific Northwest. But the OIG is concerned that the DHMSM program schedule might not meet initial operational capability needs by the end of this year.
“While the DHMSM program office has recognized the threats and mitigation strategies, it is still at risk for obtaining an EHR system by the December 2016 initial operational capability date due to the risks and potential delays involved in developing and testing the interfaces required to interact with legacy systems, ensuring the system is secure against cyber attacks, and ensuring the fielded system works correctly and that users are properly trained,” concluded the OIG report, which was released on Tuesday.
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