MUMPS

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A Case Of The Mumps

Rob Tweed | The EWD Files | October 21, 2012

I’ve been a developer since the late 1970′s and still going strong. [...] In all that time, just two languages have come my way where I’ve thought: “yes, this is cool; this is fun; this makes me really productive”.  One you’ll know: Javascript.  The other you’ll have either not heard of [....]: it’s known as the Mumps language. Read More »

Can A Phoenix Arise From The Ashes Of Mumps?

Rob Tweed | The EWD Files | January 22, 2013

There’s a major problem that is growing increasingly critical in the Mumps application world: where are the new generation of developers going to come from to support what is a pretty massive legacy of applications? Read More »

Can A Phoenix Arise From The Ashes Of Mumps? (Part 2)

Rob Tweed | The EWD Files | January 23, 2013

My analysis in part 1 of this article suggests that the rest of the IT industry have never recognised anything particularly special or noteworthy about these characteristics which I think is our (the Mumps community’s) fault, not their’s... Read More »

Case Study: MD Anderson Successfully Implements Tools to Migrate Clinical Research Data from MUMPS to Oracle

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has successfully completed the initial stages of a major migration of their MUMPS-based Clinical Trials Databases to Oracle as one of the critical stages in MD Anderson’s multiyear eResearch project to modernize management of Clinical Trials. The MD Anderson Cancer Center chose CAV Systems' Evolve Suite to carry out the migration. The institutions have produced a case study outlining the background and results of this extraordinary project. Read More »

CAV Systems Ltd Rebrands and Expands Product Suite

Press Release | CAV Systems, Ltd. | September 28, 2012

CAV Systems Ltd...has announced the Evolve Suite of data-mapping and migration tools for MUMPS users seeking a convenient and effective way to work with their data in relational environments while still retaining the many benefits of their production systems. Originally developed to satisfy the growing number of requests from CAV Systems’ own customers, the Evolve Suite is now available to address similar needs for the MUMPS community at large. In particular, the two leading implementations of MUMPS in the market today, Caché from InterSystems Corporation and GT.M from FIS, are fully supported. Read More »

CDC Official Protests Federal Medical Response Cuts

Diane Barnes | Nextgov.com | April 29, 2014

More than half a decade of reductions to spending on state and local public-health agencies has already been "extremely damaging" to capabilities across the country for responding to unconventional attacks and other disasters, Dr. Ali Khan, director of the Public Health Preparedness and Response Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Global Security Newswire in an interview. 

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Disrupting Healthcare IT - The Easy Way to Develop a Beautiful and Usable EHR User Interface

Despite the best endeavors of the “mainstream” IT community, it’s an interesting fact that the top-end of the EHR marketplace is dominated by systems that use an otherwise little-known and poorly-understood database technology: Mumps.  Not only does this represent something of a closed book to the outside development community – they universally balk at the idea of having to use this technology’s native language, but also the companies that have developed and own these EHRs keep their technology tightly under their own control. Read More »

Epic Systems' Tough Billionaire

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes | April 18, 2012

Judith Faulkner...has made a fistful. From her remote midwestern outpost, Faulkner, 68, has quietly built Epic, which sells electronic health records into a $1.2 billion (2011 revenues) business—double four years ago...Helping enrich Faulkner is also a piece of government legislation that subsidizes the adoption of electronic medical records, by paying millions to qualifying hospitals. Forbes estimates her net worth at $1.7 billion.

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GTI Implements VistA System at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences

The prestigious government of India hospital, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi is one of GTI Infotel’s clients that has contracted with them to implement and maintain the VistA electronic health record (EHR) system. GTI is also under contract by JPNATC to upgrade VistA and has added several other software modules and services for the hospital, such as a web-based interface, a CRM module, and an off-site Call Center. Read More »

Hagel lauded as early VA EHR protector

Joe Conn | Modern Healthcare IT | January 11, 2013

In 1981, Hagel, then age 35 and a former Army sergeant who received two Purple Hearts for wounds in Vietnam, was fresh from the campaign of newly elected President Ronald Reagan. He provided some badly needed political support for the rebel programmers, who had collectively begun to see themselves as members of the VA's “Underground Railroad.” Read More »

Ibáñez Talks about Open Health and VistA at All Things Open Conference

Luis Ibáñez...was up next to talk to us about Open Source in Healthcare. Luis’s story was so interesting – I hope I caught all the numbers he shared – but the moral of the story is that hospitals could save insane amounts of money if they switched to an open system.

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Java from MUMPS (JUMPS) used in data migration project for Clinical Trials Project

Press Release | CAV Systems | May 22, 2012

CAV Systems Ltd, a leading Israeli software company has been selected by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to map and migrate the Clinical Trials Databases managed by the Office of Protocol Research (OPR) from the current MUMPS system to Oracle as one of the critical stages in MD Anderson’s multiyear eResearch project to modernize management of Clinical Trials. With more than 4,000 clinical studies being administered annually, the current in-house developed system – the Protocol Data Management System (PDMS) – is being phased out and replaced by commercial software products.

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Luis Ibáñez to be Interviewed in vxJourney Program on Thursday

Luis Ibáñez, one of the best known advocates of open source solutions in healthcare will be interviewed Thursday, May 1, by Fabian Lopez in the popular vxJourney weekly webinar. Ibáñez a contributing author to Open Health News as well as other publications, in particular Opensource.com, will talk about the VistA course that he has been teaching at the State University of New York at Albany. Read More »

Nurturing VistA EHR Collaboration through Education

Press Release | DSS, Inc., EduBrite Systems Inc., VISTA Expertise Network | June 12, 2014

Document Storage Systems, Inc. partners with EduBrite Systems, Inc. and VISTA Expertise Network to rollout vxJourney Learning Management System for the VistA Community

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Oroville Hospital’s Scheduler: a winning technology

On October 3rd, the winners of the US Dept of Veteran’s Affairs’ (VA) Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest were announced.  In second place was the OH Scheduler, which was the submission from Oroville Hospital in California.  I’d like to expand on their press release and provide some background to the technology that was used to develop their scheduler: it’s very much a case study of everything I’ve been talking about in my blog The EWD Files. As it happens, the OH Scheduler was first and foremost designed and developed for use at Oroville Hospital.  However, since their Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) is based on the VA’s VistA system, Oroville Hospital believed that it should also meet many of the key requirements of the VA and therefore submitted it as a contender for the VA’s competition. Read More »