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Hagel lauded as early VA EHR protector
Modern Healthcare

There is only a brief mention of Chuck Hagel in the unofficial history of the Veteran Affairs Department’s venerable VistA electronic health-record system, but comrades in arms, even in a fight to develop a computer software system, have long memories. The role of Hagel, a former U.S. senator from Nebraska and President Barack Obama’s pick for secretary of defense, warrants the following account on the website of the Hardhats, an informal group of programmers who have worked on VistA over the past 36 years.