President Donald Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin just made a major announcement concerning changes coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
They explained the department will change their record-keeping system into one which will mean “faster, better” service for veterans.
Per Task and Purpose:
In a mystery-shrouded press conference at the Department of Veterans Affairs this morning, VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin announced that the department would move quickly to adopt the same electronic health-records system that the Department of Defense uses — a move once mulled by the Obama administration that veterans advocates are praising today.
The President is accomplishing what he previously campaigned on, in helping the nation’s veterans:
“The president made clear that we’re going to do things differently for our veterans, to include in the area of EHR,” Shulkin said, adding that the department’s current VistA e-records system “is in need of major modernization… and software development is not a core competency of VA.”
Trump acknowledged that the new record-keeping system will make a tremendous impact:
“No more complications. The records will now be able to follow the veteran when they leave service, meaning faster, better, and far better quality care,” Trump said on Monday in a separate press conference.
Trump called the announcement “one of the biggest wins for our veterans in decades.”
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Trump teased the major announcement this morning on his Twitter:
Today is going to be a big day for our Veterans, thanks to @SecShulkin. Stay tuned!
— President Trump (@POTUS) June 5, 2017