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VistA Academy 2013 - Leading Linux Expert to Teach Classes for Open Source EHRs

Press Release | The Linux ETC Company | September 11, 2013

Crawford Rainwater, leading expert on the use of Linux as a platform for open source electronic health records (EHR) systems, will be teaching Linux Essentials and Beginning Linux Systems Administration courses during the upcoming VISTA Academy 2013 in Seattle, WA, October 18-21. The VISTA Academy is part of an extensive VISTA Expo & Symposium 2013 conference focused on the award-winning VistA EHR developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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VistA and Other 'Open Source' EHR Systems in North Carolina & Mid-Atlantic States

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across North Carolina and many other states across the U.S., especially in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country. See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in North Carolina and other Mid-Atlantic states. Read More »

VistA as an EHR System Core for DoD

Here is a copy of the full text of the proposal submitted by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the Department of Defense in response to the Request for Information for an electronic health record (EHR) solution that can replace the existing DoD EHR system. This is the approach that makes the most sense as the current core EHR that the Department of Defense (DoD) uses is based on a 30-year-old version of VistA. The current EHR crisis facing DoD stems from the inability to upgrade this older version of VistA. What the VA is proposing is basically an upgrade to DoD's existing core EHR. Read More »

VistA Custodial Agent Launches, and it doesn’t suck (much)

Fred Trotter | | August 31, 2011

As typical, I was alerted to the fact that Tiag, the winner of the Open Source VistA custodial agent competition, has launched a website and new non-profit foundation called Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent ( Read More »

VistA Expo 2011: Conference Report

I have been in In Redmond, Washington for the past two days attending the VistAEXPO 2011 conference. We are midway through the conference and it's time to write some comments. First and foremost I should note that this has been the most productive meeting of the VsitA community that I have attended. The conference, organized by the VistA Expertise Network, has featured a whole range of presentations and discussions from high-level briefings on the work of the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) to technical presentations on breakthrough enhancements for VistA such as the Enterprise Web Developer (EWD) and the ePrescribing package...

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VistA Expo 2011: Key Takeaways from VistA Expertise Network Conference

Matt McCall | OSEHRA | December 12, 2011

From November 17th through November 20th, OSEHRA representatives including myself and Luis Ibanez attended the VistA Expertise Network meeting in Redmond, Washington.  Following an extensive and informative meeting with key community members, Luis and I took the following notes back to the OSEHRA management group, and have been actively discussing these with OSEHRA team members, and the community as a whole.  I have published these publicly, as to enable the community to comment on the various thoughts as we move the discussion along. Read More »

VISTA Expo 2011: Organizers Issue Call for Papers

The much anticipated VISTAExpo & Symposium 2011 conference has just issued a call for papers as well as trainers for their educational tracks and tutorial sessions. VISTAExpo is a four-day conference for activists and members of the VistA ecosystem, current users as well as potential adopters. It will be held from November 17-20 in Redmond, Washington. Papers and presentations are due by September 15. The conference organizers are looking for presenters on topics related to one of their four tracks as well as experienced VistA trainers to give tutorials for a large number of VistA “newbies” and potential users who are expected to attend. VISTAExpo is being organized primarily by the VISTA Expertise Network.

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VistA Expo 2012 Announces VISTA Extensions Challenge

Press Release | VistAExpo | July 17, 2012

The VISTA Expo & Symposium is pleased to announce the first VISTA Extensions Challenge, running from July 10th through September 10th, with prizes to be award at the VISTA Expo. The VISTA Extensions Challenge 2012 is hosted at, where developers can submit their entries, and all members of the VISTA community can vote. All extension developers will have the opportunity to present a webinar on their extension, and each extension will have its own information page. Read More »

VistA Expo 2012 Sponsored by DSS, Inc.

Press Release | DSS, Inc. | August 20, 2012

DSS, Inc. announced that it is a co-sponsor of the 2012 VistA Expo & Symposium to be held September 11-14th, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. As a key member of the VistA EHR business community, DSS, Inc. is dedicated to the further development and adoption of VistA through support of the Expo. Read More »

VistA Expo 2012 to Host vxJourney Awards

Press Release | DSS, Inc., VISTAExpo | August 6, 2012

VISTA Expo & Symposium and DSS, Inc., will present the 2012 vxJourney VistA Webinar Awards in Seattle, Washington on September 13. The new awards honor the vxJourney webinar presenters who volunteer their time to share their knowledge with the VISTA community. The vxJourney series currently features over 50 recorded webinars covering basic to advanced VISTA concepts, and new webinars are being offered every week. Read More »

VistA for the NHS

Ewan Davis | Woodcote Consulting | July 25, 2012

So in conclusion I have a different vision for VistA in the NHS than  the NHS Campaign for VistA. However, we both want to see an NHS version of VistA and we both want to see it widely implemented. So let not worry about where we hope and think this should lead. Looking at the NHS Campaign for VistA’s  8 point plan  The first six steps align broadly with what I want to see happen so lets get on an do it and see where it leads us which I suspect might be a different than any of us currently expect.
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VistA refactoring will be done in the open

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | August 27, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department requires Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, or VistA, code to be refactored in an open and collaborative way, said VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker during an Aug. 24 press call.

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VistA System Implementations Continue Across India

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi is the premier and largest of the public funded hospital in India with a capacity of over 2000 inpatient beds. After burning its fingers with expensive proprietary electronic medical record (EMR) software in 1980’s, in 2009 the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC) within AIIMS decided to take a baby step towards computerization using the 'open source' VistA system. Read More »

VistA's open-source extension into West Virginia

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | April 29, 2013

David Elyard, a health IT coordinator in West Virginia's bureau of behavior health and health facilities, drove the winding roads of his mountainous state last week to trouble-shoot the launch of the computerized laboratory information module being added onto the predominately open-source VistA electronic health-record system... Read More »

VistA-Edge Practice Management System

The VistA-Edge PMS provides an easy to use GUI with rich features for Patient Registration, Schedules, Paper and Electronic Claims using both 4010 and 5010 HIPAA messages. All patient registrations and schedules are sent automatically to VistA using the Mirth HL7 engine. All billing related information including CPT and ICD codes are also sent as HL7 messages by VistA to the PMS. The VistA-EdgeTM PMS uses J2SE (Swing) based front end and a MySQL Database.

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