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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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Wisconsin reps trying to torpedo VA's open source strategy

For those of you folks who think that open health is a staid field, this week saw the unfolding of an epic scandal. NexGov's inimitable reporter, Bob Brewin, author of the column What's Brewin, got his hands on a stash of documents showing that elected representatives from Wisconsin are trying to torpedo the open source strategy being pursued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Kudos to VA's CIO, Roger Baker, for standing up for what's right.

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Open Health News is coming soon! Preliminary testing is over and the site will be up and running in production by March 1, 2011. The site will then evolve rapidly as we add new content and capabilities over the coming months. Stay tuned!