Tell us: Which commercial EHR should the VA pick to replace VistA?

The decision is due by July, but many questions are cropping up about which path is actually best in the long-run.  
By Tom Sullivan
08:43 AM
Tell us: Which commercial EHR should the VA pick to replace VistA?

Top officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have been saying for months that they are considering replacing the proprietary VistA EHR with a commercial offering.

The public statements by former CIO LaVerne Council and recently confirmed Secretary David Shulkin, MD, follow the failed joint iEHR project VA undertook with the Defense Department — after which DoD put out bids to replace its own AHLTA homegrown EHR and ultimately awarded the initial $4 billion contract to Cerner, Accenture and Leidos.

But despite a recent Black Book report that suggested Cerner would be the best choice to replace VistA, experts are already poking holes in the notion that a commercial EHR is the best route for the VA. 

[Also: There's no chance that a commercial EHR can replace VistA]

Now we'd like to hear from you. Should the VA go with a commercial EHR, and which vendor would get your vote? Tell us in the poll below.

Twitter: @SullyHIT

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