In response to Joseph Conn's HIMSS ranks 42 hospitals with Stage 6 EMR adoption":
I find it rather disappointing that the Veterans Affairs Departments healthcare system is not listed as a leader in electronic health records. We have been using EHRs since the 1990s, and a VA nurse invented the bar-code medication administration, or BCMA, system, after which the Food and Drug Administration mandated that all hospitals will have to start utilizing BCMA systems by 2010. We are very highly competitive in today's market. Do we not rate at all?
Julie C. Lau, R.N.Staff nurseLouisville (Ky.) VA Medical Center HomeWhat do you think? Submit a letter to Your Views. Please include your name, title, company and hometown. Health IT Strategist reserves the right to edit all submissions.
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