NIHB Urges House Veterans Committee to Invest in Health IT, Electronic Health Records to Improve Native Veterans Care Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic

NIHB also shares care coordination challenges between VHA and IHS during the pandemic. 

WASHINGTON, DC – June 23, 2020 – Today, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Vice Chair Chief Bill Smith from the Valdez Tribe of Alaska testified before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Health and Subcommittee on Technology Modernization on the state of health for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hearing titled, “VA Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Expansion and Impact,” provided an opportunity for NIHB to share its priorities for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), including significant investments in Health Information Technology (HIT) and Electronic Health Records (EHR).

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