Department of Defense identifies potential EHR vendors

The U.S. Department of Defense, which announced earlier this week that it will look to the commercial market for an electronic health record system instead of developing one based on the Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA system, has identified 20 vendors it thinks are capable of meeting its EHR needs, Nextgov reports. Frank Kendall, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, reiterated that VistA remains a candidate to serve as the DoD's EHR, and said that the department does not want to be "locked into proprietary software from one vendor." Article

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