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Having Already Failed Once, DoD Snubs Open Source For Second EMR Try

Anne Zieger | EMR and EHR | August 28, 2012

In theory, the VA now has everything it needs to standardize and upgrade the open source VistA EMR, especially after forming the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) organization.  But when it comes to bringing that expertise to the DoD’s EMR projects, it seems OSEHRA alone can’t do the trick. Read More »

How Data And Communities Are Changing Health Care

Mike O'Neill | Open Source Delivers | August 21, 2012

The open source model is tremendously powerful, and it’s something VA understood when it created VistA. The next chapter will see the user-driven super community, OSEHRA, powered by data and the OSS ethos, helping to transform how VA delivers care.

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What Is OSEHRA And VistA?

Matthew McCall | Project Blue Button | October 1, 2012

According to the oral history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, of which I have been an attentive listener over the years, once upon a time, innovation ruled the land. VistA, the legendary Electronic Health Record, was born in the basements of VA medical centers, and raised like a child by doting clinicians and wise developers... Read More »

'Open Source' Personal Health Record (PHR) System

P. J. Groen | OSEHRA | January 5, 2012

I have been a long time fan and supporter of the My HealtheVet PHR.  It is a great tool, an innovative addition to VistA that was needed to better connect and serve our veterans/patients.  What bothered me was not the functionality, but the extensive use of commercial software packages and vendors to create this solution.  This would be a great area to consider moving to a true o Read More »

1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit

Conrad Clyburn | OSEHRA Blog | July 5, 2012

OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent, will convene the 1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit, 17-18 October 2012, at the Gaylord National Convention Center, Washington, D.C. The "Summit" will not only assemble the OSEHRA Community, now numbering over 1,000 individuals, for the first tiime, it will also provide a venue for Open Source  Health IT Training and Educational Workshops.

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1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop to Discuss Innovations in Electronic Health Records and HIT

Press Release | OSEHRA | October 11, 2012

The Open Source Electronic Health Records Agent (OSEHRA)...will host the 1st Annual Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 17th and Thursday, Oct. 18th. The Summit will feature more than 30 eminent panelists and speakers, including government officials, health care leaders, clinical care providers and policymakers as they engage with attendees from the public and private sector.

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2012 Open Source Think Tank Conference Exec Summary Released

The much awaited report on the 2012 Open Source Think Tank conference in Napa, CA has just been released. The Executive Summary of the report is available here. This report is of great significance as a significant portion of this year's Think Tank was focused on the open source strategy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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5 Government Health Challenges To Watch

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 25, 2013

The Obama Administration brought a new public policy strategy to the federal government in 2009: challenges, with prize money for private organizations that design solutions (typically software or apps) for policy problems. Read More »

5 Problematic HIT Projects Costing The Government Billions

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | July 26, 2013

Cost overruns and missed deadlines for several federal agency health technology projects are costing the government "billions of dollars," according to a Government Accountability Office report focusing on the inefficiency of agency IT initiatives published Thursday. Read More »

A New Breed: Ceo Robert Wentz positions Oroville Hospital as major open-source EHR player

Christine G. K. LaPado | News Review | September 1, 2011

...under the Affordable Care Act everyone has to get on an electronic health records system (EHR) by 2015. If health-care systems such as hospitals and primary-care clinics are not able to demonstrate “meaningful use” of a certified EHR system by the end of 2014, they will be subject to financial penalties that will increase over time. Read More »

A paperless NHS? Swapping best practice and ideas with the US Veteran Health Administration to make it happen

Press Release | 2020health, 3Millionlives | March 13, 2013

If the NHS is serious about going digital it should continue to build on an existing partnership with the VHA and continue to revolutionise healthcare, says the report "Making connections - A transatlantic exchange to support the adoption of digital health between the US VHA and England’s NHS" developed jointly by the VHA, 3Millionlives and published by 2020health. Read More »

A Pilot Site for NHS VistA in the UK

Ewan Davis | Woodcote Consulting | July 14, 2013

Moving the open source agenda require that NHS Trust submit Expressions of Interests (EoI) for open source projects under NHS England’s £260 million Technology Fund  by the deadline on 31th July. Over recent weeks I’ve been persuaded that there would be real value for the patients, the NHS and the UK health informatics industry in the creation of a UK version of an open-source EHR, and VistA would be a good place to start. Read More »

Actuate’s BIRT Experts to Conduct Three Sessions on Open Source Technology at OSEHRA on Sept. 4-6 in Bethesda, Maryland

Press Release | Actuate Corporation | August 28, 2013

Actuate Corporation...today announced they will lead three presentations on open source technology at the Second Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit and Workshop. This conference, taking place in Bethesda, Maryland on September 4-6, 2013, will explore innovative and pioneering models and best practices in technical, clinical, and business development within the healthcare field. Read More »

An Introduction to VISTA Architecture

Rick Marshall | VISTA Expertise Weblog | June 15, 2012

On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. PDT I gave my first webinar, An Introduction to VISTA Architecture. It was in support of Fabián Lopez's webinar series for his VISTA Extensions Hub website, www.vxvista.org. It's the first in a series of webinars we'll be doing together, most of which will be about VISTA architecture, software lifecycle, and policy and planning.

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Astronaut VistA Training Site Operational

Ignacio Valdes, MD | Press Release | November 28, 2012

Astronaut, LLC is proud to release its Astronaut VistA Training website http://training.astronautvista.com and Astronaut VistA cloud http://cloud.astronautvista.com. Read More »