2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Committee Approved)

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Defer Funding for Electronic Health Records

Item 292 #1h

Item 292 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 ($500,000) GF

Page 302, line 16, strike "$221,791,267" and insert "$221,291,267".
Page 303, strike lines 29 through 39.

(This amendment eliminates language and funding in the second year for the development of electronic health records in the Virginia Department of Health. Funding of $750,000 in the first year and $800,000 in the second year from the general fund was approved by the 2006 General Assembly for the development of electronic health records and is contained in the 2006-08 budget. Issues related to a multi-source procurement to ensure interoperability and consistency with federal standards for the electronic exchange of health information have slowed the implementation of electronic health records. This action defers additional funding for electronic health records until these issues are resolved and pending recommendations on these issues by the Governor's Health Care Reform Commission.)