VA-DOD Details Joint EHR Interface for Unified View

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 21, 2011

The Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments have provided details on how they will rely on a graphical user interface to knit together current aging and proprietary systems into their planned integrated electronic health record (iEHR), providing a common look and feel. The shared interface will unify what the providers, employees and patients see even as functions and systems change on the backend throughout the iEHR’s phases of development.

VA and DOD plan to transition their systems into a modern architecture of applications, databases and middleware based on common services and the Web-based interface, which will be able to operate with the legacy as well as the new iEHR components and capabilities as they become available. VA is scouting out vendor expertise to help them in an announcement in the Sept. 16 Federal Business Opportunities. Interested vendors must respond by Oct. 31...