VA Can't 'Force Feed' DoD On VistA

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | March 28, 2013

Since the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments called off a joint development program that was to have resulted in the core infrastructure of a single system known as the iEHR, the VA has stood by its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, or VistA.

And although the DoD is soliciting an electronic health record to replace its own legacy system, VA's Acting Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren says VistA isn't entirely off the table.

"We have not heard either informally, unofficially or officially what the Department of Defense has determined in terms of whether they're going to use VistA as their core or not," said Warren during a March 27 press call.