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Obama Improving Technology to Efficiently Serve Veterans

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Sometimes all it takes is a little frontloaded technology to dissipate bureaucratic systems. Today, President Barack Obama and Secretaries Gates and Shinseki announced the creation of a Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record. That means health care records will be maintained in the same place when an individual enters the military with the Department of the Defense and later leaves and comes under the care of the Department of Veteran Affairs. Currently, no system streamlines the transition which undoubtedly is a frustrating process for those who served our country. The full White House press release is below: