Archive for July, 2014

Physicians prefer VistA. So should decision makers.

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by Edmund Billings, MD 1 Comment

Let’s start simply with the results. The questions will come later.

In their 2014 EHR Report—a survey of 18,575 physicians on their EHR preferences—Medscape concludes that doctors like using the VA’s Computerized Provider Record System (CPRS), the core electronic record in the broader VistA platform, more than any other solution. (more…)

The VA Waitlist Fiasco: VistA should not be thrown out with the bathwater

Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by Edmund Billings, MD 1 Comment

Without a doubt, the death of American veterans as a result of the VA waitlist debacle is tragic and unacceptable. The Obama administration must move quickly and deliberately to fix the underlying problems and restore faith in the agency. (more…)