Summary: H.R.2470 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/08/2011)

Ensuring Servicemembers' Electronic Records' Viability Act or the E-SERV Act - Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to make the interagency program office of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established by such Act the single: (1) point of accountability and authority (currently, accountability only) for the DOD and VA in the development and implementation of electronic health record systems or capabilities (including capabilities existing before January 16, 2008) that allow for full interoperability of personal health care information between such agencies; and (2) program office of such Departments that is responsible for the development, implementation, and sustainment of all electronic health record systems and capabilities.

Requires: (1) the Director of such office to report directly to the DOD and VA Secretaries (or a jointly delegated official of each Department not lower than Deputy Secretary) without interposition of any other supervising official, and (2) the office to carry out the programming and budgeting of such activities.