SPT: VA Could Squander IT Billions

A St. Petersburg Times story states: ‘… A $3.5-billion computer overhaul at veterans hospitals across the country is poised to fail unless the Department of Veterans Affairs makes drastic changes, according to a closely guarded government study obtained by the St. Petersburg Times .

The multiyear project is designed to modernize almost all phases of hospital computing at the VA, including appointment schedules, lab reports, drug prescriptions and a clinical record system already widely admired as one of the best in the world…’ Perhaps they should have read Things You Should Never Do by Joel Spolsky.

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