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Plans Scaled Back For Vets’ Computerized Health Records System

Reuters: U.S. Scales Back Goal On Veterans' Health Records With An Eye On Costs
The U.S. government is ditching ambitious plans to create a single computer system for troops and military veterans to track their health records, opting instead for a more modest, less costly plan that officials said will deliver on goals faster. The decision announced on Tuesday is complicated and technical but goes to the core of President Barack Obama's goal to create a smooth transition for troops as they leave the military after 11 years of war and seek care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (Stewart, 2/5).

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