OpenVistA

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Sometimes Epic Doesn’t Win: Public Hospital Goes Open Source

Anne Zieger | Hospital EMR and EHR | June 18, 2012

Most of the hospitals I write about go with big, expensive commercial EMR packages and suffer through upgrades and code fix schedules imposed by the vendor.  The process seems pretty miserable, and rather inefficient, but IT departments are stuck with it. That being said, at least some hospitals take advantage of the open source paradigm, including the following midwestern facility. Read More »

South Africa’s Areta Health Selects Medsphere Healthcare IT Solutions

Press Release | Medsphere, Areta Health | September 20, 2017

Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, today announced that the company has reached an agreement with South Africa’s Areta Health for comprehensive support of the organization’s hospital network. The contract covers Areta Health’s Specialist Day Hospital (SDH) system spread throughout South Africa. The hospitals, in turn, anchor an integrated health network with remote clinics and in-home monitoring that allow patients to heal at home without sacrificing attentive care...

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The 10 oldest, significant open-source programs

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | January 13, 2013

Does open-source software still seem "new" to you? Think again, its roots go back decades. Read More »

The 4 Lessons Gleaned from SSA's NwHIN Project

Gerard Reeder | Government Health IT | October 5, 2011

One of the most high-profile ARRA NHIN contracts, the Social Security Administration's (SSA) effort to gather medical evidence in support of disability claims over the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) and expand the Exchange's Participant list to a more national coverage is finally realizing tangible results as a number of contractors have moved their systems into go-live productio Read More »

Valley General Hospital Goes Live on OpenVista Electronic Health Record

Press Release | Medsphere Systems Corporation, Valley General Hospital (VGH) | October 23, 2014

Medsphere Systems Corporation and Valley General Hospital (VGH) today announced that VGH is up and running on Medsphere’s OpenVista® electronic health record (EHR). The Snohomish County community hospital, located northeast of Seattle, now looks forward to Meaningful Use 2014 certification later this year and federal reimbursement early next year. Both Medsphere and VGH estimate that federal Meaningful Use funds will cover most if not all of the initial five-year subscription costs for OpenVista. Read More »

VistA & 'Open' EHR Systems spread across West Virginia & Appalachia

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across West Virginia and many other states across the U.S.  See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in West Virginia and oth Read More »

VistA and Other 'Open Source' EHR Systems in New York & New England States

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across New York and many other states across the U.S., especially in the New England region of the country. See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in New York and other New England states. 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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Zoeticx Challenges Lack of Interoperability with Open Middleware Technology

Zoeticx software bridges the gap between medical data and quality patient care. The company offers software solutions for the healthcare industry which are dedicated to Improving Patient Outcomes®, enhancing the quality of care, containing costs, and simplifying administration. These solutions offer an immediate increase in the quality of care by delivering the right information to the right caregiver at the right time, in a manner that can be easily understood.  In making an impact on a new healthcare landscape ushered in by Obamacare and the medical industry itself, Zoeticx champions new paradigms through innovation with a patient-centric approach.  Its solutions are unique to their ability to address these problems. Read More »