Also in the News: DOD, VA to move records systems to SOA

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments will migrate their respective electronic health record systems to a service-oriented architecture to enhance the interoperability of outpatient clinical data, Government Health IT reports.

A study by Booz Allen Hamilton recommended building on the departments' current approach, which would allow DOD and VA to “move forward with information sharing in a compatible way,” said Stephen Jones, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs.

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