PUBLIC LAW 99-661—NOV. 14, 1986
100 STAT. 3901
Administration Decentralized Hospital Computer Program based on the demonstration project described in subsection (c); and (C) the decision of the Secretary with respect to acquiring a medical information system for use in all military medical treatment facilities. (b) TESTING OF MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS.—(1) The Secretary
shall carry out an extended benchmark test of competing medical information systems using the testing specifications described in Solicitation No. DAHC 26-85-R-0009 (relating to acquisition of the Composite Health Care System). (2) The Secretary shall carry out an operational test of competing medical information systems. Such test shall— (A) be conducted in medium-to-large military medical treatment facilities; and (B) shall be not less than nine months and not more than one year in duration. (3) Each vendor that submits a medical information system for testing under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall provide to the Secretary incremental price and delivery schedules for each function described in I, II, IID, and III of Solicitation No. DAHC26-85-R-0009. Such schedules shall be provided before the end of the one-year period beginning on the date on which the operational test described in paragraph (2) is initiated. (c) VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION DECENTRALIZED HOSPITAL COM-
PUTER PROGRAM.—(1) The Secretary shall continue to carry out the demonstration project required by section 1203 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 (Public Law 99-145; 99 Stat. 718), with respect to the Veterans' Administration Decentralized Hospital Computer Program. Such project shall be completed not later than October 1, 1987. (2) Section 1203(c) of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986, is amended— (A) by striking out "available"; and (B) by inserting "that are available at least three months before the date on which the demonstration project is expected to be completed" after "software)". (d) EVALUATION AND REPORT BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL.—The
Comptroller General shall— (1) monitor the testing required by subsection (b); and (2) submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report evaluating such testing before the end of the 30-day period beginning on the date that such testing is completed. (e) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: (1) The term "medical information system" means a computer-based information system that— (A) receives data normally recorded concerning patients; (B) creates and maintains from such data a computerized medical record for each patient; and (C) provides access to data for patient care, hospital administration, research, and medical care resource planning. (2) The term "military medical treatment facility" means a hospital, medical center, or clinic under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department or the Secretary of Defense.