Computerizing Large Integrated Health Networks: The VA by Robert M. Kolodner

By Robert M. Kolodner

This ebook has been decades within the making. The computerization activi­ ties defined in those pages started in 1977 on the division of Veterans Affairs (VA), yet we dedicated such a lot of our concentration and efforts to construction after which imposing the large health facility info procedure often called the Decentralized medical institution desktop procedure (DHCP) all through VA. Deliv­ ering the product has been our fundamental objective. We spent really little time documenting or describing our stories or classes discovered. apart from a few displays at nationwide conferences and a comparatively few guides, nearly none of that have been within the common exchange journals learn by means of leader details officials (CIOs) and identical most sensible managers within the inner most and nonprofit sectors, VA's accomplishments remained a well-kept mystery. In 1988, Helly Orthner inspired VA employees to contemplate writing a publication, however the press of daily actions constantly looked as if it would take priority, and the booklet languished at the again burner.

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