A pharmacy system maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs for prescribing and dispensing medications to patients is falling short in providing pharmacists with the necessary data capabilities they need to do their jobs.

That’s the contention of a new Government Accountability Office report that found that pharmacists cannot always efficiently view necessary patient data among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical sites. Further, auditors noted that pharmacists cannot transfer prescriptions to other VHA pharmacies or process prescription refills received from other VHA medical sites through the pharmacy system.

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