HITS: Bill to Unify VA and DOD EHR

Health IT Strategist is reporting that a bill has been introduced to congress to unify the DOD and Veterans Affairs EMR/EHR software systems: ‘…Joseph Dal Molin – a director of the not-for-profit WorldVistA, which promotes the use of open source VistA software – said that if the DOD used VistA “[i]t would lower software costs for both organizations.” He added that if the DOD adopted the VA’s EHR architecture, both organizations would benefit from individual and joint development efforts…’

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