Pentagon, VA Call Off Interagency Health Database

Law360, New York (February 6, 2013, 5:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs are scrapping plans to launch an interagency health records system, and plan to save time and money by working to standardize data so that it can be easily transferred between already-existing systems, the agencies announced Tuesday.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced in December that they were looking at ways to speed up the project, expected to cost around $4 billion by its 2017 completion date. But the new...
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