VA and Georgia Tech Collaborate on Advancing EHR Adoption: VA Sandbox Cloud and GA Tech Interoperability Innovation Lab Advance EHR Initiatives

Roberta | HITECH Answers | July 5, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Innovation Sandbox Cloud and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Interoperability and Integration Innovation Lab will partner to collaborate on health IT issues and advancing the adoption of EHR initatives.

Currently a strategic adviser to GA Tech on its healthcare initiatives, Dr. Robert Koldner was lead developer of VistA during his 28 years at the VA. Dr. Koldner commented that because the VHA and GA Tech have many of the same goals, the two can leverage investments made by the VA as well as other federal agencies. “This collaboration enables decades of health IT advances by VA to be combined with investments by other federal agencies and with resources from both the state and private sectors,” Kolodner said...