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Veterans Affairs and Open Source Medical Information Technology

by Keith Vance

How and if the Veterans Affairs implements its open source medical information technology could have widespread impact on the entire health care system.

The Veterans Affairs is looking at open source model and private/public partnerships to build a modern and open source medical records information technology system.

"This is a really big deal, novel in government," Craigslist founder Craig Newark said, "which might also improve the health record systems we all use. This could become the basis of a jointly developed health records platform."

You can learn more about the VA's request here.


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This article was originally published on Wednesday Feb 23rd 2011
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