HIT programs are prominent in DoD, VA's 2011 budget proposals

02/4/2010 | Government Health IT magazine

The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are seeking a combined $2.8 billion for health information technology projects in their proposed 2011 budgets. The DoD budget includes $300 million to modernize its electronic health record and clinical IT infrastructure and $52 million to develop a virtual lifetime electronic record, its joint project with the VA. Meanwhile, the VA budget includes $347 million to develop and deploy HealtheVet EHR and $145 million to implement an electronic claims processing solution.

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