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ID:

491

Date:

2009-01-14

Headline:

Veterans exposed to wrong drug doses

Reporter's name:

Hope Yen

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Associated Press obtained internal documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) showing that patients at nearly one third of VA health centers were reportedly mis-treated as a result of glitches in how medical personnel retrieved their electronic records.

Notes:

A software upgrade, distributed in August 2008, led records to appear with data from the previous patient when accessed within ten minutes; the VA issued safety alerts and measures until the glitches were fixed a few months later, but the agency neglected to inform affected patients.

Keywords:

veterans, health care, health, technology, software, patients, electronic records

URL:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705277657,00.html


Agencies:

VA

States:

IN
NC
UT

Categories:

health care
technology
veteran


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