The department of Veteran Affairs and The Defense Department are simultaneously trying to implement Electronic Health Records. The military health system is using a customized version of the same Cerner Millennium software VA has been struggling to implement, but the DoD version is much further along.
Dr. Molini Patel, with the department’s Bureau of Medical Services, won one of this year’s individual awards for her work using data to track COVID-19 infections among the department’s workforce and flagging hotspots that faced the greatest need for vaccines once they became available. The award also recognized Patel’s work tracking air quality data at 80 U.S. diplomatic posts around the world.
The exposed files contained patient information, including name, address, date of birth, medical record number, hospital or medical group, patient account number, health-related information and claim information.
NSW Health wants the virtual care strategy to cover care planning and coordination across different providers; clinical collaboration, innovation and research; patient self-management; and a digitally-capable workforce.
The IG reports found new EHR sometimes failed to indicate to providers that patients were flagged as being at high risk of suicide and gave VA providers an incomplete picture of patients’ health care data. Auditors also found health care providers’ requests for patients to receive lab work through the new EHR platform didn’t always reach the facility’s laboratory.