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VA leverages EHR data to assess care quality for mini-stroke patients

February 9, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs is using electronic health record data to assess the quality of care for patients who have experienced a transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke, effectively replacing labor-intensive and expensive manual chart reviews, the current gold standard for tracking these medical incidents.

What the VA has found is that the quality of TIA care can be accurately measured from the EHR, which is critical for the agency in identifying potential areas of improvement and in reducing the likelihood that patients will experience subsequent strokes.

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