VA Wants Application To View VistA Images On Mobile Devices

Mike Bassett | FierceMedicalImaging | November 18, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to develop an application that will allow clinical images stored on its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture electronic health record to be viewed on mobile devices. A request for information published earlier this month listed the requirements needed for web and mobile access to an imaging solution.

The VA, according to the RFI, is committed to embracing new technologies that will help it increase the ability of patients and healthcare providers to connect and interact with the data they need in a meaningful way. New technologies, such as applications that allow for the viewing of images on mobile platforms "can expedite diagnosis and treatment planning, facilitating communication among radiologists and referring clinicians," the RFI says.