United State military personnel will see their medical records go digital as part of President Barack Obama’s more than $3 trillion 2010 budget, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The joint project between the Defense Dept. and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs will involve the creation of an electronic database of administrative and medical information for U.S. service members for what Obama called a “seamless system” that will cut red tape and end the need for veterans to transfer military records for their benefits.
The so-called “Joint Virtual Lifetime Record” is expected to begin upon enlistment and track personnel throughout their military careers and beyond.