Electronic Health Records May Be Coming to a Doctors Office Near You

Sep 07 2011

Published by at 7:44 am under Health & Living,Technology

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has completed an important milestone on its joint path with the Department of Defense (DoD) to create a single electronic health record system for servicemembers and Veterans. OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent, has begun operations and will serve as the central governing body of a new open source Electronic Health Record (EHR) community.

“We developed our open source strategy to engage the public and private sectors in the rapid advancement of our EHR software, which is central to the care we deliver to Veterans and servicemembers and to our joint EHR collaboration with the Department of Defense,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “With the launch of OSEHRA, we begin the implementation of our strategy and we look forward to the creation of a vibrant open source EHR community.”

Individuals and organizations interested in participating in OSEHRA are invited to join through the community website.

Community feedback is welcome as the OSEHRA team finalizes these designs in preparation for launch of full technical operations this fall.

Read the full release from the VA online.

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