Hospital Systems Worldwide Adopting VA IT System

News about VistA just keeps coming. This article from iHealthBeat: ‘As the Department of Veterans Affairs plans its $3.5 billion overhaul of its hospital computer system, VistA, hospitals and clinics around the world are adopting the system, the St. Petersburg Times reports. Public hospitals and nursing homes in Oklahoma and West Virginia have installed the VistA system, as have hospitals in Germany, Nigeria and other countries, the Times reports.

In an effort to spur the adoption of electronic health records, HHS has partnered with the VA to modify VistA-Office EHR, which will be available at no cost under the Freedom of Information Act. Rollout will begin on Aug. 1, the Times reports. As VA programmers update the VistA software incrementally, clinics and physicians will have to keep up with changes to ensure interoperability, the Times reports…’ Thanks to Joseph Dal Molin for this link.

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