Allow medical officers to do medical consults with patients for simple issues, like upping an Rx or getting a new rx for a Rx. Example: Civilian dependent got a Rx a couple weeks ago for allergy medicine. The Dr stated that if it wasnt enough, come back and they would up the medicine. Instead of the civilian having to miss out on work and money to go across town to the MTF and filling a slot with a non emergency/urgent... more »
Every time I go into any medical facility or pretty much any office I see big flat screens with "sign in" scrolling on it. What happened to good old dry eraser boards? Not only that, but there is a flat screen every 10 feet with some random useless information that could just be written on a dry erase board. Save money and have more regulation on the people that are in charge of ordering items.
VA doesn't obtain medical records from DoD hospitals and medical facilities electronically. Additionally, VA will order tests that have already been done at a DoD medical facility. Sharing records and tests electronically saves time, money and paper. This should work both ways, i.e. VA to DoD facility and DoD facility to VA.