Officials from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs got an earful from members of Congress on Tuesday about continued lack of interoperability between DOD and VA electronic health record systems and failure to identify goals and metrics to clearly define achievement.

At a joint hearing of subcommittees of the House Committee on Oversight and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, lawmakers questioned the wisdom of DOD and VA efforts focused on modernizing their respective EHR systems—rather than developing a single system—and the departments’ inability to successfully collaborate to share electronic health information.

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