DoD is trying to keep companies afloat as it calls on them for Defense Production Act needs.
The launch adds four new bases to the embattled GENESIS electronic health record system.
In today’s Federal Newscast, A DHS IG report reveals that a quarter of the 8,000 TSA officers who left the agency in fiscal 2017, left within the first six months on the job.
Justification documents published by the Pentagon Tuesday increase the ceiling value of the MHS Genesis contract to $5.5 billion.
The Pentagon says it’s seen progress since the department’s independent testing office found the military’s electronic health record system is not “operationally suitable.”
Report by DoD’s office of operational test and evaluation recommends the department temporarily pause further deployments of its electronic health record, MHS Genesis.
The Coast Guard joins VA in agreeing to adopt the commercial EHR DoD has already selected, but implementation details remain unclear.
Defense officials acknowledge early challenges in EHR deployment, but have no plans to delay further implementation
The Pentagon’s internal improvement plan, known as Better Buying Power, coincided with several consecutive years of declines in the rate of cost growth for the Pentagon’s major weapons systems, from more than 9 percent in 2011 to 3.5 percent in 2015, the lowest level since 1985.
Almost exactly four years after the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments decided to go their separate ways in their projects to modernize their electronic health records, DoD’s brand new EHR is now up and running, at least at one base.