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Audit of National Institutes of Health Information Technology and Interoperability Challenges Within Its Electronic Health Record System

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) comprises 27 separate Institutes and Centers and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting biomedical research to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Within NIH, certain Institutes and Centers provide direct patient care. NIH uses an electronic health records (EHR) system to help facilitate effective care. The Departments of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law No. 115-245) and its Accompanying Report directed that OIG examine operations of NIH. We will determine whether select EHR system controls are in place in accordance with Federal requirements and assess EHR interoperability challenges.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
April 2019 NIH Audit of National Institutes of Health Information Technology and Interoperability Challenges Within Its Electronic Health Record System Office of Audit Services W-00-19-42020 2019