April 5, 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a draft request for proposal for an "EHR Open Source Community Custodial Agent," that will create and manage an open source "ecosystem" for the department's electronic health records software development.

The VA has considered a variety of options to replace its VistA electronic health records system, and the draft RFP indicates it feels the best approach is to migrate from a "custom and proprietary EHR software to an openly architected, modular and standards-based platform."

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