DoD, VA leaders go over advances in joint HIT efforts

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta met Monday to discuss the departments' shared interests, such as integrated EHR and the virtual lifetime electronic record. Among the notable issues in the meeting were Barclay Butler's appointment as director of the Interagency Program Office, created for the agencies' joint iEHR system, and updates in the graphical user interface program being tested at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Ill.

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