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H.R.2590: 21st Century Health Care for Heroes Act

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Sponsor Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 58 (38 Democrats, 20 Republicans)
Introduced June 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 29, 2013
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Bill Summary

21st Century Health Care for Heroes Act - Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to direct the Secretaries of Defenseand Veterans Affairs, in implementing electronic health record systems that provide for the full interoperability of personal health care information between the Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to ensure that: (1) a health data authoritative source is created within 180 days, (2) the ability of patients of both Departments to download their medical records is achieved within 365 days, (3) seamless integration of personal health care information between the Departments is achieved within 365 days, (4) standardization of health care data of the Departments is achieved within 365 days, (5) acceleration of the exchange of real-time data between the Departments is achieved within 365 days, (6) the upgrade of the graphical user interface to display the new standardized health care data of the Departments is achieved within 365 days, (7) incom...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 29, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
July 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
June 28, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
June 28, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services