When the Defense Department installed its new electronic health record at four initial sites in the Pacific Northwest earlier this year, it wasn’t as simple as ripping out the old systems and firing up the new one, MHS Genesis.

To say nothing of the change in management and training involved at each site, the “go-live” dates were also preceded by months of legwork to install new back-end hardware, software and network infrastructure to support the new system — work that still must be done at more than 100 military treatment facilities around the world.

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