Electronic Medical Record and Quality of Patient Care In the VA

Ali, Tanya
January 2010
Medicine & Health Rhode Island;Jan2010, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The article describes the electronic medical records used in the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system in the U.S. as well as its quality of patient care. It mentions that the system implemented the use of the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) in 1999 wherein physicians can access complete patient record facilitating communication among care providers, provides efficient data collection process and eliminates errors from illegible handwriting. It concludes that the adoption of the CPRS resulted in improvement in the quality of care the VA system gave to the veterans.


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