VA sec'y: New system of electronic health records underway
June 4, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs will be overhauling its electronic health records, adopting a commercial product used by the Pentagon that he hopes will improve care for veterans and reduce wait times for medical appointments, Secretary David Shulkin said Monday..
Shulkin made the announcement at a news conference following a promotional tweet by President Donald Trump that it will "be a big day for our veterans."
The system would replace the VA's aging information technology system, known as Vista, which has been in use for decades.
"It's time to move forward, and as...