VistA Imaging provides the multimedia component of the Veterans Health Administration’s Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). It is being offered as a multimedia tool to complement the Indian Health Service Electronic Health Record (IHS EHR).
VistA Imaging System was developed in the Veterans Health Administration as an extension of the VistA hospital information system. VistA Imaging captures clinical images, scanned documents, and other non-textual data files and makes them part of the patient’s electronic medical record. Image and text data are provided in an integrated manner that facilitates the clinician’s task of correlating the data and making patient care decisions in a timely and accurate way. The system also serves as a tool to aid communication and consultation among clinical care team members — whether they are working in the same department, in different clinical services, or at different clinical facilities.