Jun 23 2012
Here are my notes for a 1985 presentation to the Department of Defense TRIMIS Project Office, discussing the state of VistA (then called DHCP) and the potential for sharing. It didn’t seem to make much difference to the TRIMIS folks, however.
The National Association of VA Physicians (NAVAP) was a big supporter of VistA. Here is a paper I delivered in 1985 Munnecke Occams Razor alive and well into VA
Here is an email complaining that DoD and their consultants were not looking at the big picture when evaluating DHCP… 1986 munnecke midnight ramblings re March test methodologies
It was actually much worse than this. DoD had hired Arthur D. Little consultants to study the prototype. Dr. John Glaser was the project lead, who went on to become CEO of Siemens Health Informatics. I ran into John at HIMSS this year, and talked to him about the project. He said he was in a difficult situation, because he was hired with instructions to “Make DHCP look bad.” But when he got out to see the system, he said, “It didn’t look so bad to me.”