DSS, Inc. Presents a Panel Discussion on vxVistA.org at OSCON 2010

Press Release | DSS, Inc., O'Reilly | July 20, 2010

VistA experts discuss the use of vxVista.org with Atlassian collaboration tools to build an online community for users and developers.

DSS, Inc., a provider of software, integration, installation, project management, training, support and development of VistA, today announced it will present on the vxVistA.org open-source collaboration community at the 2010 O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) on July 22, in Portland, Ore.

The presenters consist of leading vxVistA experts for DSS, including Deanne Clark, product manager for Commercial VistA systems, Hugh Creedon, operations manager for DSS and Clinical Psychologist, formerly at Hines VA Hospital, and J.D. Keith, vxVistA network architect. The presenters will discuss the use of vxVista.org to enhance the collaborative experience of vxVistA open source EHRs for present and future users and developers, and explore the integration of Atlassian Web tools to enhance the Open Source community’s collaborative developmental efforts.

“Our community members deserve the best collaboration tools available in the market,” said Mark Byers, President and CEO of DSS. “After much research and consideration, we decided to utilize Atlassian Confluence and JIRA to support and deploy the vxVistA.org site. These tools have helped to further foster a collaborative environment, encouraging innovation and partnership between users, vendors, developers and other experts.”

The presenters will delve into the use and development of vxVistA.org with Atlassian tools to support community members to:

  • Learn more about vxVistA
  • Participate in the enhancement process
  • Share ideas and best practices
  • Propose new projects
  • Develop new modules and functionalities
  • Create new GUI Mockups
  • Design and improve workflow processes
  • Report and track bugs and issues
  • Develop relevant Wiki’s and FAQ’s
  • Promote professional services and new modules

OSCON is an annual convention developed to advance the discussion and share information surrounding open source computing, from administration to Web applications. For 2010, OSCON has identified a special track to focus on open source development for healthcare.

This session will be available to OSCON attendees at 11:50 a.m. in Exhibit Hall D. To learn more, visit http://www.oscon.com/oscon2010.