VA Plans App To View VistA Imaging On Mobile Devices

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | November 13, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to develop an application so its healthcare providers can access medical images stored in its VistA electronic health record system via mobile devices. The technology will enable VA to speed up diagnosis and treatment and increase communications among radiologists and referring physicians. Medical imaging technology is the next step to help connect VA’s healthcare system to the data it needs to reduce the effects of geographic disparity and improve the care of veterans.

It would provide the ability to view all images and reports available in VistA Imaging using approved mobile devices, which currently is solely the iPad. VA recently defined the requirements it needs for Web and mobile access to a medical imaging solution and has sought information from industry on the expertise that is available in a recent announcement in Federal Business Opportunities. Submissions are due Nov. 28...