Delay of the widely anticipated release of VistA Office EHR that was expected to happen August 1st continues. Modern physician (intrusive registration required) has an article on the subject: ‘…The CMS, in partnership with the Veterans Affairs Department, announced in the summer of 2004 that it would adapt for use in physician offices the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, a clinical information system that runs in nearly all 1,300 healthcare sites in the Veterans Health Administration.
The software, now called VOE (for Vista Office EHR), initially was proposed for release in November 2004. The launch date was pushed back to sometime in July 2005, then to Aug. 1, which is now more than a month past.
“It has been a complicated project since we coordinated not only with the VA but (also) a lot of partners in updating the project and distributing it,” Cronin said…’