Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Veterans Administration DHCP/VistA, electronic medical record software. On February 18, 1982, Administrator Nimmo signed an executive order making it official. Read here for a complete history of the project. The software is available in the public domain at www.hardhats.org and is being used and supported in the private sector and several foreign countries. Thanks to KS Bhaskar for this link and comments.