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Eric Shinseki: VA Seeks to Adopt Commercial Software for EHR Architecture

Eric Shinseki
Eric Shinseki

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking to upgrade its existing electronic health record system as the Defense Department holds a competition to upgrade the Pentagon’s EHR system, Nextgov reported Thursday.

Bob Brewin writes VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told the House Veterans Affairs Committee that the agency plans to upgrade its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture with commercial software similar to the type the Pentagon plans to adopt.

Shinseki also told the hearing that the VA has released the multi-user multi-programming system to commercial developers for running the VistA.

He said the VA would pursue a software module that the DoD could develop if it fulfills the VA’s requirements, Nextgov reports.

Brewin writes VA has asked for $290 million in EHR funding for the fiscal year 2014 and $269 million for fiscal 2015.

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