VA, DoD Moving Toward SOA as iEHR Takes Shape

October 13, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Government Health IT

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments are much more alike in the healthcare services they deliver than they are different. That is critical as they build the components of their integrated electronic health record (iEHR), which will be based on common services applications instead of a large proprietary technology system, said Mark Goodge, chief technology officer of the Military Health System.

“We’ve done the mapping of what the VA and DOD do, and we’re so much alike, about 98 percent alike. There are some things that are different, like theater [battle operations] for us and long-term beneficiary care that VA does,” he said at an Oct. 12 conference sponsored by Defense Strategies Institute.

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