DOD,VA to Clear Claims Backlog

DoD responds to accusations that its HER decision is hindering the effort to reduce the veteran’s disability claims backlog by outlining a cross-department plan of attack which includes providing VA Benefits personnel direct log in access to DoD’s electronic medical record system and improving the format of DoD treatment records so that they are more portable.

Quebec implementing $1.6 billion electronic health record system

Quebec announces that it will move ahead with a proposed province-wide transition to EHRs. The announcement follows a successful two-year pilot program at

National critic of health care information technology says Marin General should heed nurses’ advice

National 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.

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Source: Morning Headlines 5/28/13