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VistA: From Start To Go In 5 Minutes

[The] original two to three day process of trying to take home VistA EMR from yester year is now something that can be completed in the time it takes for you to walk to the nearby coffee shop for a refill and return to your office. Thanks to the extraordinary engineering work of Chris Edwards (a developer for KRM Associates and Certification Manager at OSEHRA), all of the "tough decisions" are made for you. Read More »

VistA: The Open Source EHR Hackable Platform

[A]s a result of the work of Christopher Edwards, developing the OSEHRA Installer for VistA, which includes the suite of EWD.js products and a raft of demonstration applications, we now have exactly what Tony was suggesting: VistA, the Open Source EHR Hackable Platform. Read More »

WELL Health Technologies Becomes World’s First Billion-dollar Open Source EMR Company

Canadian start-up company WELL Health Technologies (WELL) just crossed the threshold a month ago to become the world’s first billion-dollar open source electronic medical records (EMR) company. WELL, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has accomplished this milestone less than three years after its founding. WELL’s market cap is currently hovering between $1.2 and $1.3 billion. The company has developed a disruptive digital health platform model with an open source EMR core, and a firm focus on improving clinical outcomes by using the technology to assist physicians and patients focus on health and wellness. Its goal is to shift the industry from a highly fragmented and expensive sick-care system to a health care system.

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What's wrong with IT at Veterans Affairs?

Frank Konkel | FCW | May 1, 2013

Projects are stalled, and top leaders have departed. Investigations and agency sources paint a bleak picture inside VA's IT office. Read More »

Why The Private Sector Lags VA In Telehealth

Ken Terry | Information Week | August 5, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been ahead of the private sector in health IT. Its VistA electronic health record (EHR) system, for example, was in use throughout the VA's hospitals and ambulatory clinics long before non-VA providers began to adopt EHRs en masse in the past few years. And as recent VA figures show, the department has also left the private sector in the dust in the area of telehealth. Read More »

Why the VA Should Stick with VistA and Not Waste $16 Billion on an Attempt to Replace It

This VA leadership lull provides an opportunity for reflection. Specifically, it’s worth asking while we have the time whether Cerner is the right path for the VA to take. While the decision may seem like a no-brainer to some, the VA’s situation is unique and arguably calls for a singular approach to both existing organizational issues and a major healthcare IT decision. Specific to the Cerner decision, what should the new VA secretary consider?

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Wiki Inventor Ward Cunningham in Conversation with Tom and HealthCamp Oregon

Tom Munnecke | Tom Munnecke's Eclectica | November 3, 2011

I had the pleasure of taping a conversation with wiki inventor Ward Cunningham at Health Camp Oregon in Portland Oregon Oct 22, 2011. Ward and I had been having Skype video chats, comparing our notes about how his invention of the wiki and my initial architecture for VistA had so many similarities. Ward is an amazing thinker with a wonderful, generous attitude about technology. Read More »

Windows 8 Bugs Hurt Microsoft, Intel Chief Said To Say

Tim Culpan and Ian King | Bloomberg | September 26, 2012

Intel Corp. (INTC) Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Windows 8 operating system is being released before it’s fully ready, a person who attended the company event said. Read More »

Windows 8 Continues To Fail

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNEt | June 2, 2013

The real take-away from Net Applications' May 2013 release of NetMarketShare monthly operating system statistics is that, as PC sales continue to collapse, Microsoft's Windows 8 could be a factor behind the plunge. Read More »

VistA Expo 2011

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 17, 2011 - 8:00am - November 20, 2011 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Marriott Town Center Hotel Redmond, WA
United States

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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HIMSS12: eCollaboration Forum

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
February 23, 2012 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Venetian Sands Expo Center Las Vegas, NV
United States

HIMSS has partnered with the Collaborative Health Consortium for a full-day event during the HIMSS12 conference in Las Vegas that will explore of how collaborative platforms can transform accountable care. While the event is set from the perspective of how to make Accountable Care Organizations (ACO's) successful, it is clear from the program that the real focus of the discussion, which is, in fact, the solution, is how to create a collaborative open source platform/ecosystem.

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25th VistA Community Meeting

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 4, 2012 - 7:00am - June 6, 2012 - 5:00pm
Location: 
George Mason University
Fairfax Campus 4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA
United States

The 25th VistA Community Meeting is just a month away and again promises to be a very exciting and informative meeting. Presentations will cover all aspects of VistA, from the strategic with presentations by VA CIO Roger Baker and Michael O'Neill, Senior Advisor, VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2), Dr. Seung Ki Mun, the CEO of OSEHRA will speak about the extrordinary growth of the open source organization. Becky Monroe form the VA will talk about the enourmous repository to VistA knowleege and educational materials that have been made publicly available by the Va. Technical sessions will include presentations by Rob Tweed, George Lilly and K.S Bhaskar, and presentations by key VistA adopters. Stay tuned for regular updates.

 

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Sharing international experience: Is implementing the VA's electronic health record system an option for the NHS?

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
July 5, 2012 - 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Location: 
Nuffield Trust
59 New Cavendish Street
London
United Kingdom

This roundtable will focus on sharing international experiences of using the VistA system and considering whether or not VistA might be an effective option for the NHS. At the seminar delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase their understanding of VistA and its potential challenges and benefits;
  • Learn from international experience of implementing VistA, including a case study from Jordan;
  • Consider whether they think it is feasible and/ or desirable to encourage the use of VistA in the NHS.

Agile Development Techniques and Winning the VISTA Extensions Challenge!

Details
When: 
August 1, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sponsor: 
VistA, GR8PM

In this webinar you will learn the keys to creating team agility, how to quickly and effectively define an achievable development plan, how to leverage user stories and feedback cycles, and how to win the VISTA Extensions challenge! Download your handouts early and then log in with your quad-shot java rocket fuel close at hand for this extremely fast paced, hyper information packed session!

Presented by John Stenbeck - GR8PM - VistA Extension Challenger Co-Sponsor

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VA eHealth University (VeHU) Conference 2012

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 13, 2012 - 8:00am - August 23, 2012 - 5:00pm

Registration for the annual VA eHealth University (VeHU) Conference is now open.

The goal of VeHU is to offer U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare professionals with education an training needed to help provide military veterans with the very best health care. The conference is open to a limited number of non-VA personnel. Read More »