Development of an Electronic Health Record in the Department of Veterans Affairs and Mining for Control of Hypertension with Ross Fletcher, MD

Presented by the joint GW - CNHS Informatics Seminar Series

Dr. Fletcher created for the Veterans' Administration the first successful, system-wide, paper free medical record, serving American service members across the nation and around the world. This electronic system now generates data available to both patient and physician in an integrated platform that has improved care with a rate of success unmatched in any other system. The Wall Street Journal credits Fletcher with leading thedevelopment of the most advanced medical record system in the nation. Since 2000, Fletcher has served as chief of staff at Washington DC VA Medical Center. He completed his M.D., medical house staff training and first-year fellowship at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He served two years with the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C., and received his cardiology fellowship training at Georgetown. Since 1972, he has been chief of cardiology at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. He has served on the faculty at Georgetown's medical school since 1969 and is now a professor of medicine.

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