VA Introduces 'Google-like' Medical Record Search Functions

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The new user interface includes patient “newsfeed."

The Department of Veterans Affairs has started to roll out “Google-like” search functions for patient medical records, VA CIO Stephen Warren said at a press briefing today.

Warren said the new user interface of the Health Management Platform, which supports search across an entire patient record, has been installed at VA medical facilities in Hampton Roads, Virgina; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego; and Loma Linda, California.

The interface also supports a newsfeed that provides a rapid chronological review of a patient’s care and also includes medication reviews for enhanced safety, Warren said.

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