US State Department evaluating new EHR amid concerns with Coast Guard's Epic rollout

The U.S. Department of State issued a request for information on a new EHR in the aftermath of its failed joint Epic rollout with the Coast Guard, according to Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.

The Coast Guard and State Department were collaborating on a contract with Epic, but the Coast Guard has been unable to implement the EHR, forcing it to revert to paper records. The agency terminated its contract in 2015.

The State Department is now is trying to procure its own system through an RFI. The system would serve agency personnel and their departments via its medical clinics division. According to the RFI, the State Department is looking for a system that could communicate with other agency EHRs, specifically the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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