Friday, May 17, 2024

FedScoop: Biden signs VA health record modernization transparency act into law

President Biden has signed into law the VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act of 2021.

Following the enactment of the bill, the Department of Veterans Affairs must report costs of its electronic health records modernization program to congressional committees on a quarterly basis and must start doing so within 90 days…

Commenting on the new law, Sen. Moran said: “The VA, and consequently our nation, has invested a great deal of time and money into the VA Electronic Health Record Modernization program.”

“The potential benefits of this program are important, and it is vital to get it right. Now that this legislation has been signed into law, we can make certain the VA is providing the proper transparency throughout the EHRM implementation,” he added. “This will better allow the committee to conduct oversight during the deployment process to ensure veterans receive the care they deserve and hold the VA accountable for taxpayer dollars.”… Read the full article here.

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Jackie Gilbert
Jackie Gilbert
Jackie Gilbert is a Content Analyst for FedHealthIT and Author of 'Anything but COVID-19' on the Daily Take Newsletter for G2Xchange Health and FedCiv.

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