“It’s the System Stupid”, And the Laws of Unintended Consequences Reviewed

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Today we have an opinion piece from Dr. Edmund Billings from Medsphere relaying a message that we have all probably thought about at one time or another if you are in the Health IT business.  How did all of this transpire in the medical record business?  Continue reading: “It’s the System Stupid”, And the Laws of Unintended Consequences Reviewed

Trouble on the Health Information Highway: VA Closes Off Access to the Defense Department's EHR System

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Early last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs found errors in some patients’ medical data that clinicians downloaded from the Defense network. While these errors were not linked to any adverse events, such errors are raising flags that software glitches could compromise the accuracy of electronic medical records. Further, such inaccuracies in patient records could have serious implications for the planned National Health Information Infrastructure.  

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White House Announces Plan to Integrate DOD and VA EHRs

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Administration officials believe that once accomplished, the Joint Virtual Lifetime Record between DOD and VA could serve as a model for a national EHR system.