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Federal Computer Weekly: VA Drives Open-Source Health Records Initiative

Nov 22, 2004, 22:45 (2 Talkback[s])

"Twenty-year-old software developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs could serve as the low-cost building block of a nationwide electronic health care record (EHR) system President Bush wants officials to deploy within the next decade, according to health management experts.

"This open-source software, based on the VA's Veterans Health Information Systems Technology Architecture (Vista), could also become the basis of affordable EHR systems worldwide, said Maury Pepper, a St. Louis-based computer consultant.

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