The Department of Defense electronic health records procurement valued at up to $11 billion came under fire during a May 5 Senate committee hearing following concerns that the EHR won’t interoperate with the Department of Veterans Affairs system.

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.), M.D., put National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., in the hot seat to answer for DoD acquisition officials, asking her if DoD-VA interoperability is being addressed. “My fear is that the very vendors who are blocking data are the ones bidding,” exclaimed Cassidy.

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