Indian Health Service makes e-health deal

W. Craig Vanderwagen

The Indian Health Service will share its electronic health record and patient management system with NASA.

The agency had sought the Indian Health Service's Re- source and Patient Management System for its integrated applications with data capture and retrieval capabilities for patient and population-level clinical and administrative data, said W. Craig Vanderwagen, assistant surgeon general and acting chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service, an agency of the Health and Human Services Department.

'NASA plans to develop state-of-the-art approaches to recording and assessing occupational health issues with this record system, and Indian Health will benefit since we do not have such a tool in our existing system,' he said

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