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OSEHRA Community Launches Open Source VistA Marketing Campaign

Press Release | OSEHRA | February 20, 2015

A collaborative effort by the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) and its Corporate Members is underway to raise the visibility of open source VistA as a proven, open, and affordable EHR for the commercial marketplace. “The eagerness of our members to actively engage in this promotion demonstrates exactly what OSEHRA can offer the open source community,” said Dr. Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA.  “We are committed to the advancement of healthcare.” Read More »

OSEHRA Receives ANSI Accreditation as a Standards Development Organization

Press Release | OSEHRA | February 24, 2015

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a Standards Development Organization (SDO) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  This accreditation allows OSEHRA to begin utilizing its approved operating procedures to document consensus and create OSEHRA-sponsored American National Standards. “We are very proud to have received accreditation,” said Dr. Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA.  “The forthcoming OSEHRA quality standard and the associated certification process will raise trust and confidence in newly introduced code, adding value and strength to the open source community.”

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OSEHRA Update on VistA /eHMP Microsoft Azure Cloud Project

OSEHRA will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, May 16, to provide an update and discussion of the status of the development of a cloud-based version of VistA and eHMP running on Microsoft Azure. The project is sponsored by Microsoft and was announced two months ago in a statement by Don Hewitt, the Vice President of Business Operations of OSEHRA. Hewitt writes: One of our newest members, Microsoft Corporation, is sponsoring an open source project group to implement a proof of concept for VistA in the cloud...

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Plan VI - OSEHRA Launching Internationalized Version of VistA

Press Release | OSEHRA | August 28, 2018

OSEHRA is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative to create an internationalized version of the VistA Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VistA is periodically released to the public via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and enhanced by the OSEHRA community to create OSEHRA VistA, an open source resource for the entire EHR community. The internationalization effort, dubbed Plan VI, aims to expand VistA capability by making it compatible with various different languages and creating a reference implementation for global use.

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PwC Announces Google, Inc. is on the PwC Team Bidding for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program

Press Release | PwC | January 15, 2015

PwC US today announced Google Inc. is a part of the PwC team in the bid for the Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) contract. The DHMSM program will replace and modernize the Military Health System (MHS), which currently supports more than 9.7 million beneficiaries, including active duty, retirees and their dependents.

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PwC Pitches Open-Source Electronic Health Records

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | October 29, 2014

One of the entrants in the military's $11 billion electronic health record procurement is proudly flying the open source flag. The group led by PricewaterhouseCoopers includes General Dynamics IT and two open source health record providers whose products are based on the open source Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) -- DSS Inc. and MedSphere.

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PwC Submits Bid to DoD for Open Source EHR System

Press Release | PwC US | October 31, 2014

PwC US today submitted its bid for the Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) contract. The proposal, called the Defense Operational Readiness Health System (DORHS), would help modernize the military health system by enabling doctors and healthcare professionals inside and outside of government to more efficiently treat our service members and their families through the creation of a single source for their medical records.

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PwC to Offer DoD Open Source EHR

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | September 8, 2014

PwC US announced Friday it would put in a bid for the Department of Defense EHR contract, proposing an open source system. Leveraging investments already made by the government into the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance by merging open source software with commercial applications, PwC plans to combine its healthcare operational and transformation capabilities with commercial EHR vendors DSS and MedSphere, and systems integrator General Dynamics Information Technology. Read More »

Race Is On For Defense Health Record

Bob Brewin | Nextgov.com | October 30, 2014

Four commercial vendors will submit proposals Friday for the Defense Department’s $11 billion electronic health record system contract...Teams bidding on the Pentagon’s EHR system – formally known as the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization – are...

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State University of New York at Albany Launches VistA EHR Studies Program

The Albany Campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) has launched a new VistA EHR Studies program—the most comprehensive one of its kind in the United States. The program, which began on March 24, provides students the basis to learn and manage VistA’s fast-growing open source electronic health record (EHR) system. The decision to launch the full program follows a successful pilot course taught at the university this past fall. Read More »

Tennessee Department of Health Selects DSS vxVistA as Statewide EHR

Press Release | DSS, Inc. | October 28, 2014

DSS, Inc., announced today that the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has selected its electronic health record (EHR), vxVistA, as part of the state’s Electronic Public Health Information (EPI) initiative to adopt a statewide EHR, replace selected functionality of the current Patient Tracking Billing Management Information System (PTBMIS) and facilitate interoperability with TDH public health delivery systems.

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The 1.5+ Trillion Dollar HITECH Act

Hopefully, the public statements made by President Obama and Vice President Biden will lead to a public debate over the monumental problems that the HITECH Act and proprietary EHR vendors have caused the American people. While the press continues to report the figure of $35 billion as the cost of implementing EHRs, that figure does not tell the entire story. Perhaps the next step is to provide accountability and transparency. That would start with firm numbers regarding the real costs of EHR implementations forced on an unprepared healthcare system by the HITECH Act.

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The New York State Office of Mental Health Selects Document Storage Systems, Inc. vxVistA as New Electronic Health Record

Press Release | DSS, Inc. | September 17, 2013

Implementation of vxVistA to improve care delivery, enhance patient outcomes for New York-based mental health care patients Read More »

VA To Invest Billions in Open Source Transition

The open source strategy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was the focus of the recent Open Source Think Tank Conference in Napa, California held April 12-14. This conference, sponsored by the Olliance Group and now on its 7th year, has become one of the premier open source gatherings in the world. Top IT leaders of the VA came to the conference to ask for the advice of the open source community in finalizing the VA's strategy for the future of its world-class electronic health record (EHR) system, VistA.

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VistA EHR Community and OSEHRA Experiences Extraordinary Growth in 2014

We have recorded a robust year of growth during 2014 and have laid a solid foundation for market expansion in 2015. OSEHRA corporate membership doubled during 2014. Corporate Members include large, medium and small corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions and international organizations that are leaders in health information technology...our primary open source electronic health record product, VistA, was rated by a MedScape survey as the most preferred EHR by physician users again in 2014. Further, our corporate members collaborate on policy, marketing, education and software initiatives. We expect the business opportunities for corporate members to grow considerably next year as the marketplace for open source health IT continues to expand. Read More »