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VistA & Federal Agencies

Over the years, the VA VistA systems has been adopted to some degree by a number of US Federal government healthcare organizations and tailored to meet their particular needs. Some examples of these include:

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) & VistA - The Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) is a rich, automated environment that supports day-to-day operations at hundreds of  local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities across the country.

Indian Health Service (IHS) & RPMS - VA and IHS have a long history of working jointly on health information technology.  IHS has a system known as the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) that has its roots in the VA VistA system.

HHS/CMS & VistA Office EHR - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) collaborating on an initiative to transfer VistA, the VHA’s Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) system, to the private physician office setting. Targeted for release July 2005, the VistA-Office EHR system will be available to individual practices and the EHR industry.

Department of Defense (DoD) & CHCS - VA and DoD have a long history of working together on health information technology projects.  The DoD Military Health System has a widely used system known as the Composite Health Care System (CHCS) that has its roots in the VA VistA system.

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