Robert Wentz

See the following -

1st OSEHRA Summit A Great Success

The 1st Annual Open Source EHR Summit held this week at the Gaylord National Conference Center at National Harbor, just outside Washington D.C., was well attended by over 400 participants. The event was a huge success and many of the participants openly voiced the belief that this effect will be seen as the tipping point for open source in healthcare. It was "unbelievably cool" according to one of the participants, Todd Park, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the U.S. Government.

Read More »

Hospital builds open-source eRx module from VistA

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | December 11, 2012

Oroville (Calif.) Hospital plans to release as open source an electronic prescribing software module it developed to use with its open-source version of VistA, the Veterans Affairs Department's electronic health record system. Read More »

North Carolina's Central Regional Hospital Rolls Out VistA For Less Than $1 Million

Central Regional Hospital, a state psychiatric and medical facility located in Butner, North Carolina, has just completed a full-scale implementation of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system. The hospital, after three years of work, was able to self-implement and customize the fully-featured EHR at a cost of less than $1 million. Read More »

Obamacare Still Stumping Medical, Non-Medical Professionals

Laura Urseny | OrovilleMR News | January 20, 2014

Two speakers at last week's Northstate Economic Forecast Conference followed the same path when it came to describing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Read More »

Open Source Electronic Health Records: A Cost Solution For Hospitals

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes | August 24, 2012

When Oroville Hospital decided to digitize its patient medical records three years ago,...chief executive Robert Wentz...did something almost unheard of for a health care executive: he went open source. As the saying goes in this conservative industry, no one gets fired for picking Epic. Wentz’s decision is not for the squeamish or the straight-laced. It forced long-time hospital administrators with tight schedules and deadlines to loosen up and collaborate with a network of free agents—open source programmers who voluntarily support a publicly available electronic health record called VistA...

Read More »

Oroville Hospital 'Open Sources' eRx VistA Module

Press Release | Oroville Hospital | December 10, 2012

Oroville Hospital, the first hospital to self-deploy VistA in the United States, is releasing the ePrescription module it developed to provide electronic prescribing capabilities to the world-renowned EHR in the private sector

Read More »

Oroville Hospital CEO Addresses Open Source EHR Meeting in Washington

Press Release | Oroville Hospital | November 5, 2012

Robert Wentz, President and CEO of Oroville Hospital, talked about the hospital's success in implementing the open source VistA EHR during the keynote panel at the 1st Annual Open Source EHR Summit. Read More »

Oroville Hospital CEO to Participate in Keynote Panel at Open Source EHR Conference in DC

Press Release | Oroville Hospital | October 10, 2012

Robert Wentz, President and CEO of Oroville Hospital...has been asked to speak during the keynote panel at the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) conference in Washington, DC, on October 17th and 18th. This is the first annual conference of the OSEHRA organization and considered a major watershed in the transformation of US government software development towards an open, collaborative, and transparent development process. Read More »

Oroville Hospital Named One of the Winners of the VA Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest

Press Release | Oroville Hospital | October 4, 2013

Oroville Hospital was named one of the three winners of the innovation challenge issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help the agency develop a new medical appointment scheduling application for its award-winning Electronic Health Record (EHR), VistA. Oroville was declared a winner based on the open source, web-based scheduling program it is currently developing and testing at its medical facilities in Oroville, California. Read More »

Oroville Hospital rolls out CPOE for their open source VistA Implementation

Press Release | Oroville Hospital | June 25, 2013

Oroville Hospital has gone live with CPOE on VistA, the open source EHR developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Read More »

Oroville Hospital's CEO Outlines Strengths of VistA in the Age of Obamacare

Press Release | Oroville Hospital | February 21, 2014

Speaking at the 28th VistA Community Meeting in Sacramento, CA, Robert Wentz laid out how Vista coupled with a reshaping of how care is delivered can sustains hospitals through the changes that Obamacare will bring to the healthcare system. Read More »

Oroville Hospital's CEO To Reveal Key EHR Success Factors At OSEHRA Conference

Press Release | Oroville Hospital | August 30, 2013

Robert Wentz, President and CEO of Oroville Hospital, will be addressing the Plenary Session of the 2nd Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) conference in Bethesda, MD, on September 5th. Wentz will discuss the key factors behind the hospital's successful self-implementation of the open source VistA EHR for less than $13 million in total and less than $7 million for the EHR component. Read More »

Oroville Hospital's CMO Discusses VistA Implementation and CPOE - Part 1

Matthew N. Fine | Russ Cucina MD, MS | November 28, 2012

On October 16, 2012, Oroville Hospital turned on the CPOE component of its EHR, becoming the first individual US hospital to successfully adapt the Veterans’ Administration’s highly regarded electronic medical records system. How did a small, 153 bed semirural California hospital serving a mostly Medicare and MediCal population arrive at this place? Read More »

Oroville Hospital's CMO Discusses VistA Implementation and CPOE - Part 2

Matthew N. Fine | Russ Cucina MD, MS | December 10, 2012

This is the second in Dr Fine’s two-part series describing Oroville Hospital‘s implementation of VistA, the open-source EHR developed by the Veterans’ Administration. In his first post, he discussed their strategic approach and initial experiences with electronic documentation. Here, he picks up with Oroville Hospital’s CPOE go-live. Read More »

Oroville Hospital's EHR Implementation Cost Well Under Industry Average

Press Release | Oroville Hospital | January 23, 2013

CEO Robert Wentz addresses VistA Community Meeting in Sacramento where he updated the audience on the latest developments of their open source VistA implementation as well as detailed cost data. Read More »