VA Hospital Waitlist Story – Let’s Discuss

I saw this above link on Twitter, and I was reminded of the VA Hospital Waitlist story. I’ll admit that I haven’t dug into the story deeply myself. I mostly understand that numbers were fudged because they bypassed the official waitlist system with one of their own. The article above points to this being a possibly much larger problem.

I’d like to turn this over to readers and hear your thoughts about what’s being reported, but more importantly, what can we learn from this story?

I look forward to reading your thoughts and discussing this story in the comments.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.