Lawmakers Slam DOD, VA For Calling Off $4B Database Plan

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 9:17 PM EST) -- Lawmakers sharply criticized the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments over their decision to cancel a planned $4 billion joint database that would integrate the medical records of military service members and veterans, saying Wednesday that the cost-saving measure raised questions about the agencies' commitment to veterans.

The U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs announced Feb. 6 that they would no longer pursue an all-new interagency health records system. Instead, they plan to save time and money by standardizing their medical data so that...
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