A mark from a House Armed Services subcommittee would put DoD’s plans to cut medical billets on hold.
The military is already starting to downsize its uniformed medical cadre, but there is no clear plan to replace the 18,000 positions it’s eliminating with civilian providers.
Veterans have higher expectations of more convenience, new technology and a better experience with their health care, the Veterans Affairs Department said.
The Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments sent answers to Congress about the oversight and timeline of joint electronic health records.
The first users of DoD’s new electronic health record call the system “life-changing,” but several years remain before it’s deployed worldwide.