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Old 19 December 2018, 14:44
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Exclamation Delay in Care and Care Coordination at

IG report on several V.A's (NOT GOOD) read below an the web link,

The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a healthcare inspection addressing confidential allegations of a patient’s delays in renal cancer care and lack of care coordination at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center (Cheyenne), Wyoming, and the Iowa City VA Health Care System (Iowa City), Iowa. The OIG substantiated that Cheyenne clinicians failed to provide timely and proper surveillance (follow-up) for the patient’s renal cell carcinoma and left nephrectomy (kidney) surgery. Contributing factors included a lack of clear communication among providers through electronic health record.



http://links.govdelivery.com/track?t...8-00693-41.pdf
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Old 20 December 2018, 11:55
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Whenever there are bad outcomes in medicine it is almost always a people problem, not the mechanisms we put in place to help us manage care. Electronic health records (EHR) are great tools that have the capacity to connect us across healthcare providers and create a more seamless continuum of care. It's the people, politics and egos that fuck it up all the time, which seems to me be contributors to these poor outcomes.
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