VA Advances Plans For Open Source EHR System

April 5, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  InformationWeek

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a draft request for proposals to develop an electronic health record (EHR) system based on open source technology.

According to the presolicitation notice, dated March 31, VA is seeking to establish a custodial agent to help transform the Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture, or VistA — the EHR system used at 153 major VA hospitals and more than 800 community-based outpatient clinics across the United States. The custodial agent will facilitate the establishment and operations of an open source software development ecosystem for the EHR, and will define the relationship between and interactions among developers, users, vendors, and service providers.

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