OIG audit: Massive backlog in digitizing VHA medical records

Healthcare IT News: Veterans Health Administration medical facilities are facing an enormous challenge as they scan and enter medical documentation into patients' electronic health records, according to an audit from the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Based on provided data, the audit team calculated that VHA medical facilities have a cumulative medical document backlog equivalent to more than five miles of stacked paper, with nearly 600,000 individual electronic document files dating back to October 2016.

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