Veterans Health Information Systems & Technology Architecture (VistA)

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Safety Net Providers find Benefits & Problems with Open Source

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 12, 2013

Safety net providers have both succeeded and struggled with open source software, according a federally-funded study. Read More »

State Veterans Homes Using the VistA System

Peter Groen & Christine Sheehy | Healthcare Informatics | March 1, 2006

In October 2003, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Under Secretary for Health issued guidance to its healthcare facilities across the country on a nationwide initiative to make the VA Veterans Health Information Systems & Technology Architecture (VistA) and Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) available for use by all interested state veterans homes. Read More »

Survey Says Physicians Prefer 'Open' VistA Enterprise EHR over Epic Systems

Edmund Billings | HIT Consultant | November 19, 2012

2012 Medscape survey says physicians prefer VistA Enterprise EHR Over Epic Systems based on 21,000 physicians in 25 specialties evaluating enterprise EHRs Read More »

Tennessee Health Department Seeking to Implement VistA

Duane Marsteller | The Tennessean | November 6, 2012

Tennessee public health state officials say their aging computer system is on the brink of collapse, so they’re hoping to convert to the Veterans Affairs system. The state agency’s current Patient Tracking Billing Management System “is not efficient and not effective,” said Dr. John Dreyzehner, the state’s health commissioner. Read More »

Tennessee looks to VistA for new Medicaid IT system

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | November 26, 2012

With its DOS-era IT system approaching obsolescence, the Tennessee Department of Health is looking to build a new Medicaid IT system with the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, the VistA open source platform. Read More »

Thailand's 'open source' Hospital OS now in hundreds of facilities across Asia

Dr. Kongkiat Kespechara is the inaugural speaker for the Research Triangle Park's Global Vision Forum. An MD, software developer, healthcare IT visionary and agricultural pioneer, Dr. Kespechara promotes and uses the 'open source' Hospital OS software platform to enable small, rural hospitals around the world to provide improved health care services and make more effective use of the severely limited financial and human resources at their disposal.

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The great EHR market shakeout

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 3, 2013

Based on Black Book’s and other firms’ research little doubt remains that many healthcare organizations are either planning to or are already in the process of switching EHR vendors. Read More »

VA Launches Contest for Scheduling Appointments

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | January 9, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs is challenging software developers to create new systems that schedule appointments in VA’s nationwide health system.

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VA Marks the 10-Year Anniversary of the 'My HealtheVet' PHR System

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the award-winning My HealtheVet system, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is urging all military veterans and active-duty service members to join the millions of others already using this online Personal Health Record (PHR) system. The VA is marking this milestone by asking everyone to help spread the word about the benefits of using My HealtheVet. The system allows veterans to access a wide variety of VA health care information and services online. Read More »

VA Plans App To View VistA Imaging On Mobile Devices

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | November 13, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to develop an application so its healthcare providers can access medical images stored in its VistA electronic health record system via mobile devices. Read More »

VA sparks VistA and OSEHRA innovation efforts

Patrick Ouellette | EHR Intelligence | October 17, 2012

From adding the enhanced Medsphere Systems File Manager (MSC FileMan) database management system to Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) to Veterans Affairs (VA) throwing the down the gauntlet regarding medical scheduling software, Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) has made quite a bit of news this week. Read More »

VA To Double Telehealth Consults To Veterans

Eric Wicklund | Government Health IT | November 2, 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which used telehealth to connect with an estimated 460,000 veterans in the past year, is looking to double that number in the coming year with an aggressive campaign that includes new and expanded services. Read More »

VA Wants Application To View VistA Images On Mobile Devices

Mike Bassett | FierceMedicalImaging | November 18, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to develop an application that will allow clinical images stored on its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture electronic health record to be viewed on mobile devices. Read More »

VA's IT chief announces plans to resign

Joe Conn | Modern Healthcare | February 19, 2013

Sad to see Baker go is Dr. Nancy Anthracite, president of WorldVistA, a not-for-profit organization promoting the use of an open-source version of VistA, which predates and operates independent of OSEHRA...Baker “understood the potential for huge benefit from a two-way exchange of code and open communication with the open-source community. We were astounded when he was successful in bring OSEHRA to life...
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VA/DoD Health Records: It's the Data, Not the Software

Bob Brewin | NextGov | July 10, 2013

Top officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments said Wednesday they will create a system to exchange standard clinical health data, which will allow the departments to develop a single, shared electronic health record without the need to build a joint system from scratch. Read More »