Electronic Records

Phillip Longman sings the praises of electronic record keeping at VA hospitals. Tyler Cowen, meanwhile, praises Shannon Brownlee's new book on the grounds that:

The (favorable) discussion of VHA is more insightful and more subtle than the usual treatments. For instance we learn that the much-heralded computerization of VA records was created in direct violation of government law.

Ah, the dread "government law."