Benefits of Attending

Military EHRS — Where Do We Stand? Where Are We Going? – How Will We Get There?

“I’m asking the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to work together to define and build a seamless system of integration
with a simple goal: when a member of the Armed Forces separates from the military, he or she will no longer have to walk paperwork from a DoD duty
Station to a local VA health center; their electronic records will transition along with them and remain with them forever.” – President Barack Obama

Within the Military Health System (MHS), Electronic Health Records are now servicing over ten million patients and are being utilized by one hundred thirty seven thousand Military Health System staff, in 412 medical clinics, 413 dental clinics and more than 65 military hospitals and with a total budget of fifty billion dollars. However, there continue to be problems in getting the DoD EHR system (ALHTA) to interoperate efficiently with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ EHR system (VistA) and concern has been expressed within both organizations and within Congress about how this system incompatibility problem will be resolved, at what cost, and when. Crucial issues still remain…

  • What is the future of AHLTA and VistA?
  • How is the deployment of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) progressing?
  • How will the introduction of Service-Oriented Open Architecture tools and technologies possibly ease interoperability among DoD and VA EHR systems?
  • How are Web-based hosting and Cloud Computing changing the approach to EHRs Patient Security?
  • What new capabilities are being developed in EHRs data mining and in mobile EHRs and within COTS solutions?

 These urgent needs and many other critical questions will be addressed in detail during this outstanding two-day symposium & exhibition which will also include Networking Sessions & Luncheons for both Government & Industry.