The initial rollout of the Defense Department’s new electronic health record system from Cerner Corp. has been delayed because of technical problems encountered during testing.

DoD had planned to reach initial operational capability for the EHR system—called Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS—by December. But that schedule will be extended by a few months into next year as the department works to resolve the technical issues involving the integration of Cerner’s commercial software with the legacy military health systems.

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