The new director of the VA, Robert McDonald, testifies before Congress regarding the state of safety within the VA system.Hearing Before the Committee on Veterans Affairs United States Senate. 113th Cong (September 9, 2014).
The State of VA Health Care.
Hearing Before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs United States Senate. 113th Cong (September 9, 2014). (Testimony of Richard Griffin; Robert A. McDonald.)
In this hearing Veterans Affairs leadership provide an update on the current investigation into data and scheduling manipulation in the VA system. The testimonies discuss the scope of the problem, suggest that the culture at the hospitals enabled record falsification to become normalized, and outline actions being taken to address weaknesses in processes and access to care.
Restoring trust in VA health care.
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An analysis of electronic health record–related patient safety concerns.
Meeks DW, Smith MW, Taylor L, Sittig DF, Scott JM, Singh H. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jun 20; [Epub ahead of print].
Serious Reportable Events.
Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.
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