Pentagon Resists Administration’s Mandate for an Open Source Health Records System

Posted by henke54 on Apr 25, 2013 9:01 AM EDT; By Bob Brewin
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President Obama has backed open standards for an integrated electronic health record system to serve the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments since his first term, but Pentagon plans to acquire commercial software to replace the department’s current EHR are “manifestly inconsistent” with that approach, J. Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation wrote in a blistering memo. Gilmore noted that Defense has resisted open standards and software for years.

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