VA-DoD health record saga becomes fodder for comedy show

The promise of a single a joint electronic health record system has long stymied the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

The two departments recently stepped back from a plan that required building a joint EHR system, but VA is still calling on DoD to adopt its system, VistA, to improve interoperability.

While the delays and hold-ups have frequently drawn the ire of veterans and lawmakers alike, they’ve never been considered fodder for late-night comedy shows.

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Until now.


The Daily Show host Jon Stewart put his irreverent spin on the matter this week.