“The Department of Veterans Affairs is a pioneer when it comes to electronic health records and is serving as an example of what a future national health information network might look like.
The VA began using its own electronic health system in the early 1980s, when the Macintosh computer was introduced.
Since then, its system has evolved to include more safety measures and user-friendly programs.
“It’s a very comprehensive, well-integrated system,” said Dr. Sudhir Hegde, chief of primary care at Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka.”
Karrey Britt, LJWorld, 4 November 2009