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Defense Dept. deploys electronic health records to 19,000 users in Texas

The Defense Department successfully deployed its electronic health records system, the Military Health System GENESIS. This covers 19,000 new users across 100 locations in Texas in the department’s largest wave deployment to date, according to the Defense Systems newsletter of January 27.

The latest deployment, which included the Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, went live January 22 after several months of training and preparation. Developed by the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, which includes Leidos, Cerner Corporation, Accenture, Henry Schein One and other supporting businesses, MHS GENESIS is the core software expected to standardize, integrate and make interoperable health records across the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments.