With its second annual meetup around the corner, the open source custodial agent has been undertaking some massive projects, such as unifying the VistA code base. CEO Seong Mun discusses that effort, VistA at the state level, and more.
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Facing ongoing and intense public scrutiny about its joint iEHR with the VA, more recent decisions to evaluate commercial options, and perceived absence from similar projects, such as Healtheway, OSEHRA and VLER, the top tech officials discuss challenges of balancing legacy systems with modernization.
Examining the DoD and VA joint effort to build an entirely new EHR system from scratch underscores the departments' decisions to scrap the macro strategy. DSS Inc. CEO Mark Byers explains three reasons why the micro-level plan may prove to be a more efficient way to achieve interoperability.
As the Pentagon starts replacing its EHR system and creating a virtual lifetime record, it will also have to sort out several key patient privacy, consent and data management issues, according to the Rand Corporation.
Opting against the VA's VistA, the Defense Secretary explained that "commercial alternatives may offer reduced cost, reduced schedule and technical risk, and access to increased current capability and future growth in capability."
Along with scaling its digital claims processing system, the VA is trying to get more veterans to file fully developed claims -- putting more documentation responsibility on vets, but promising a faster response at the same time.