NHS VistA: The Enlightened Choice?

Carl Reynolds | Nuffield Trust | July 12, 2012

The potential value to the NHS of learning from the international experience of the electronic medical record (EMR) system, VistA, was identified in the January 2002 NHS Information Authority White Paper:Open Source Software and the NHS.

Ten years on, and several billion pounds of investment later, the NHS is still without a satisfactory comprehensive electronic medical record system.

Open-source software has gone from strength to strength and is now standard for much of the technology industry and is increasingly used by the Government.