Veterans Health Information Systems & Technology Architecture (VistA)

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Veterans Affairs Broadens View Of Mobile Devices

John Pulley | Nextgov | November 14, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs seeks a contractor to develop an application that will view images from the VistA electronic health record on mobile devices. Read More »

Veterans Affairs Selects HP To Continue Support Of VistA System

Press Release | Hewlett-Packard (HP) | November 16, 2012

HP today announced it has been awarded a five-year, $39 million contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing operations and maintenance software applications support for VA’s Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA). Read More »

Vets see promise in Hagel and his short VA tenure

Steve Vogel | Washington Post | February 7, 2013

Hagel’s biggest mark during his time at VA may have been in helping launch a well-regarded electronic health-records system now known as Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, or VistA. Read More »

VHA Providing EHR Training for Health Professional across the U.S.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) currently operates more than 1,500 sites of care, including 152 hospitals, 965 outpatient clinics, and over 130 VA nursing homes. Last year, over 116,000 health professional trainees received some or all of their clinical training in these VA healthcare facilities. The VA has academic  affiliation agreements with more than 1,800 colleges, universities, and medical schools across the U.S.   All of the physicians and healthcare professionals that pass through the VA receive training in the use of the VistA electronic health record (EHR) system. Read More »

VHA Quietly Provides EHR Training to Physicians in the U.S.

Training physicians in the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems is crucial nowadays. Fortunately, this type of training has been quietly provided by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to many hundreds of thousands of clinicians across the country over the past several decades. Here are some simple facts that might surprise some readers. Read More »

VistA & Open Source EHR Systems in Florida and the Caribbean

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across Florida and many other islands and nations across the Caribbean.  See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in the regi Read More »

VistA and 'Open Source' EHR Systems in Kansas & the Great Plains States

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across Kansas and 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 Kansas and other states in the Great Plains. Read More »

VistA and 'Open' EHR Systems Spreading Across Asia & Pacific Rim Nations

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread from the U.S. to other countries around the world.  See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in nations across Asia and the Pacific Rim. Read More »

VistA and Emerging Business Opportunities ... $48.7 Million Empire State Award & 'Open Source' Health IT Market

Colleagues, Do I detect momentum? In recent months we have witnessed;

    The DoD MEDICS RFI in which 3 to 4 VistA based solutions appear to viable procurement options ... 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 »

VistA e-prescribing module is now open source

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | December 12, 2012

California hospital enables free access to any organization using the VA-built EHR system Read More »

VistA Expo 2013: LIve Report

The VistA Expo & Symposium got underway today in Seattle, Washington. VistA Expo is an annual conference focused on the 'open source' or public domain VistA electronic healthcare record (EHR) system aimed at users, executives, vendors, developers, and students. Some of the planned sessions at this year's VistA Expo & Symposium include... Read More »

VistA, AHLTA, CHCS: An Evolving Alternative Roadmap to the Future

Thinking outside the box - A proposed alternative approach to help move the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in a common direction with regard to the future of their clinical IT systems, i.e. VistA, AHLTA, CHCS. Read More »

£20m Of Tech Fund To Go On Open Source

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | November 5, 2013

Up to £20m of the 'Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards: Technology Fund' will go towards open source development. Speaking at EHI Live 2013, Beverley Bryant, director of strategic systems and technology at NHS England, said 20 trusts want to pursue an open source electronic patient record system. Read More »

1st OSEHRA Corporate Member Quarterly Update Meeting

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When: 
January 11, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sponsor: 
OSEHRA

On Friday, 11 January 2013 at 1:00 PM (EST), OSEHRA will convene our first Corporate Member Quarterly Update Meeting.  Attendees will include representatives from our industry, nonprofit and government organizational membership.

These virtual meetings will be conducted via WEBEX on the second Fridays of the month in January, April and July of 2013. OSEHRA will also convene an onsite meeting as part of the 2d Annual OSEHRA Summit & Workshop, 6 September 2013 at the North Bethesda Marriot in Rockville, Maryland. Read More »