The Department of Veterans’ Affairs healthcare system is due for some modernization in its IT department, according to a government watchdog report published Wednesday.
In February 2015, the Government Accountability Office designated the VA healthcare system as a high-risk area because it was unable to ensure safe and quality healthcare to veterans.
One of the reasons for this designation was the VA’s inability to modernize its IT system.
The outpatient appointment scheduling system proved to be outdated, there were no signs of development for a system that would electronically sort information on surgical implants, and the system was not able to easily exchange information with the Department of Defense.
These failures contribute to the timeliness, quality, and safety of VA medical care.
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