KRTV: Pitch made for medical records center at Malmstrom

Malmstrom Air Force Base is the perfect place for a new military medical records repository, according to U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT).

Tester made a pitch for the base during a Veterans Affairs committee meeting in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

In an effort to strengthen health services for veterans, the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs have agreed to develop a joint electronic health record service.

The service will require several repositories around the country, and Malmstrom is one of the locations being considered.

A survey of the base was recently completed by federal officials and Tester has previously lobbied the Defense Department to select Malmstrom as a site for a repository.

Tester told the committee, “We have got Montana State University right next to that Air Force base. It has a phenomenal health information technology system, medical billing and coding, and medical transcription courses – it would be a perfect fit.”

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