Subcommittee Hearing

Hearing to Review the VA Electronic Health Record Network (VistA)

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Time: 10:30 AM Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 124 Presiding: Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois)

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A hearing to review the VA electronic health record network (VistA), progress toward interoperability with U.S. Department of Defense electronic health record system, and plans for the future


  1. The Honorable LaVerne H. Council
    Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Ms. Valerie C. Melvin
    Director, Information Management and Technology Resources Issues
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
  3. Dr. Lauren Thompson, PhD
    Director, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office
    U.S. Department of Defense
  4. Mr. David W. Waltman
    VistA Evolution Program Executive and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Health
    Veterans Health Administration
  5. Dr. Jonathan R. Nebeker, MD
    Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer for Strategy and Design
    Veterans Health Administration