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DOD Considering Open Source EHR System

Christine Kern | Health IT Outcomes | November 4, 2014

PwC proposes bid to the Department of Defense that would transform the department’s IT management to heighten quality and efficiency...

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Epic-IBM DoD EHR Modernization Award Bid Making Progress

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | January 9, 2015

Epic Systems and IBM continue to strengthen their pitch to land the $11-billion Department of Defense (DoD) EHR modernization award  with the formation of an advisory group and continued testing of its proposed EHR technology at a pilot site in West Virginia, according to multiple reports. Read More »

VA and VistA: Can they be fixed?

Aisha Chowdhry | FCW | July 27, 2016

pivoting away from VistA, the agency's homegrown electronic health record system, would be a major shift for the VA. Former VA CIO Roger Baker said VistA is the only EHR designed by doctors, not technologists. "That is the real power of VistA, and it remains the real power of VistA," he added. The system, rooted in 1970s code, is designed to assist doctors in their daily work. Providers at the various VA medical facilities nationwide customize it for their specific needs.

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