DoD responds to accusations that its EHR decision is hindering efforts to reduce the veterans’ disability claims backlog by outlining a cross-department plan of attack. It includes providing VA Benefits personnel direct login access to DoD’s EMR and improving the format of DoD treatment records so that they are more portable.
Quebec announces that it will move ahead with a proposed province-wide transition to EHRs. The announcement follows a successful two-year pilot program.
EHR critic Scot Silverstein, MD interviews with the Martin Independent Journal about the potential dangers of EHRs following recent patient safety-related protests from a nurses union at Martin General Hospital after the hospital implemented a CPOE system.