HP, Red Hat Team Recognized for Open Source Veterans Appointment Software; Paul Smith Comments

Paul Smith
Paul Smith

An open community team led by Hewlett Packard including Red Hat won an award for its work in a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-hosted contest to design an open-source software for veterans to book medical appointments.

The VA sought an openly-architected product to replace its legacy scheduling application running in the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture platform, Red Hat said Tuesday.

The winning software from the HP Open Community team is built with Red Hat’s Linux-based operating system and business process management platforms.

“Industry and agency collaboration is essential because it brings the most innovative technology solutions to government to help cut costs and improve efficiency,” said Paul Smith, Red Hat vice president and general manager of the public sector.

The VA intends for the Red Hat technology to help users schedule appointments for outpatient and ambulatory services from the Veterans Health Administration, Red Hat says.

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