Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Healthcare, IT and the US Veterans Administration
Very weighty article from Andy Oram on the US Vetrans Administration approach to IT and Healthcare.
"The VA provides a model being adopted around the world -- Leading health care institutions in several countries, notably Jordan and Mexico, have implemented or are implementing VistA and its information-driven care model. It's happening in the U.S. too. Adoption is slow to start with because there are only a few small companies actively marketing VistA solutions (and they don't cooperate as well as they should). But the huge provider Kaiser Permanente interoperates with the VA and uses many of its techniques."