NYT discovers VistA , forgets what ‘VA’ means

SAN DIEGO—Today’s New York Times includes a feature story on the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Specifically, the Times is looking at how the forthcoming release of the VistA Office EHR, a scaled-down version of the VA’s comprehensive clinical records system that is more appropriate for small physician practices.

About two-thirds the way through the article, the Times refers to the VA as the “Veterans Administration.”

Memo to NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller: There has not been a Veterans Administration since 1989, when the VA became a Cabinet-level department.