Archive for September, 2012

Buy vs. Build, or the Best of Both

Posted on: September 20th, 2012 by Edmund Billings, MD 1 Comment

When it comes to IT system decisions, healthcare organizations often ask a key question: Should we buy it or should we build it ourselves? Open source offers a new option to this traditionally binary decision. This option becomes more compelling when the open source solution is the most broadly deployed EHR in the world—the VistA system from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Instead of Buy vs. Build, it’s the Best of Both.