WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC), joined 14 of his colleagues in co-sponsoring critical legislation to increase transparency surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program.
This summer, the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released three reports that raised concerns surrounding the deployment of the EHRM program. Two of the reports raised issues with cost estimates and reporting. The VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act would hold the VA accountable and increase transparency by requiring the VA Secretary to submit periodic reports to Congress regarding the costs, performance metrics and outcomes for EHRM.
“Our veterans have sacrificed so much to protect our country, and it’s time we take care of them by increasing transparency around their electronic health records,” said Senator Tillis. “I will always work to make sure our veterans have the resources and support they need and I am proud to work with my colleagues to hold the VA accountable when it comes to improving health records so every veteran can receive the proper medical care they need and deserve.”