VISTA Expertise Network (VEN)

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Health eTime Scheduler: the Winning Solution

On October 3, 2013, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the winners of its Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest. The Health eTime solution, developed by MedRed LLC, BT and VISTA Expertise Network, was named as 1st Place winner and awarded a $1.85 million prize. VA evaluators determined that Health eTime best instantiated their next generation scheduling requirements...What follows is a summation of the contest process, our efforts, as well as details of the emerging Health eTime solution. Read More »

Health eTime Wins VA Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest to Enhance Care for Veterans

Press Release | MedRed, LLC, VISTA Expertise Network, BT | October 14, 2013

Application developed by MedRed, BT and VISTA Expertise Network takes first place with comprehensive system that advances scheduling capacities for all involved in veterans’ care Read More »

Leading Linux Trainer to Teach Linux Classes for Open Source EHRs at VISTA Academy 2013

Press Release | The Linux ETC Company | September 11, 2013

Crawford Rainwater, long-time consultant to the VistA and Open Source EHR community on Linux, will teach core Linux courses during VISTA Academy 2013 in Seattle, WA. Read More »

Medsphere Makes Key Code Contribution to OSEHRA VistA EHR Core

Press Release | OSEHRA, Medsphere Systems Corporation, VistA Expertise Network | November 21, 2014

Medsphere Systems Corporation (MSC) has contributed its latest version of FILEMAN to the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) code repository.  FILEMAN 22.2 is arguably the single most important component of the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), and is one of the largest open source contributions to date. Read More »

Nurturing VistA EHR Collaboration through Education

Press Release | DSS, Inc., EduBrite Systems Inc., VISTA Expertise Network | June 12, 2014

Document Storage Systems, Inc. partners with EduBrite Systems, Inc. and VISTA Expertise Network to rollout vxJourney Learning Management System for the VistA Community

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Oroville VistA Implementation Raises the Bar

One of most exciting presentations at the VistaEXPO 2011 conference was given by Robert Wentz, Hospital Administrator and CEO of Oroville Hospital, a regional hospital in the beautiful mountains of Northern California. Oroville Hospital has achieved a whole series of milestones in close partnership with the VistA community. These range from a full implementation of VistA in the hospital and most of its 20 clinics, to the achievement of full meaningful use certification.

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OSEHRA Releases Preliminary Agenda for 2015 Open Source Summit

The 2015 Open Source Summit: Community-Powered Healthcare IT Solutions is shaping up to be another exciting event that will showcase the remarkable achievements of our growing community!  The Summit offers a unique perspective on healthcare IT innovation in the U.S. and global markets, as well as an opportunity to network with the individuals and companies who are making it happen...Further, the OSEHRA community is expanding beyond its VistA-centric origins. This year, in collaboration with Open Health News, a diverse panel of open source community leaders has been formed to exchange ideas, expertise, and business opportunities. Read More »

OSEHRA, VA Reveal Open Source EHR Security Patching Benefits

Patrick Ouellette | Health IT Security | November 15, 2013

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the open source IT community have paired up to prove the benefits of fixing technical security flaws within an open source system. Read More »

Power of Open Source Demonstrated by Successful Response to EHR Vulnerability

Press Release | OSEHRA | November 15, 2013

Open source collaboration has tightened the security of one of the most widely used Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in the world. In July 2013, Georgia Tech graduate student Doug Mackey evaluated the VistA EHR for a term project on computer security. That project uncovered a significant security vulnerability, catalyzed a landmark collaboration between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the open source community, and created a textbook example of how the concept of open source can improve system security.

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State University of New York at Albany Launches VistA EHR Studies Program

The Albany Campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) has launched a new VistA EHR Studies program—the most comprehensive one of its kind in the United States. The program, which began on March 24, provides students the basis to learn and manage VistA’s fast-growing open source electronic health record (EHR) system. The decision to launch the full program follows a successful pilot course taught at the university this past fall. Read More »

The 2014 VISTA Expo & Symposium Moves to DC

Press Release | VistA Expertise Network, OSEHRA | July 24, 2014

The VISTA Expertise Network is joining forces with the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) to collaborate in a special strategic meeting regarding the future of VISTA...This special session, entitled Future VISTA: A Technical Town Hall, will be chaired by Rick Marshall, the Network’s executive director. It will be held on the first day of the 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit, September 3–5 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, just outside of Washington, D.C. Read More »

The Power Of Open Source Collaboration Increases VistA EHR Security

Maureen Markey | Open Source Delivers | December 2, 2013

Who would like to hear a great story about the power of open source?  I had just started working at the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) and the concept of open source was new to me.  I had yet to be convinced of its influence and impact, when this happened… Read More »

VISTA Expertise Network and OSEHRA Join Forces for Technical Town Hall

Press Release | OSEHRA, VISTA Expertise Network | July 15, 2014

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) and the VISTA Expertise Network announced today that they will collaborate in a special technical meeting regarding the future of the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), the electronic health record system utilized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other healthcare providers worldwide. Read More »

VISTA Academy 2013

Event Details
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Conference
Date: 
October 18, 2013 - 12:00pm - October 21, 2013 - 5:00pm

A full slate of pre-conference training classes has been announced for the Academy program of the Third Annual VISTA Expo & Symposium. The eight different classes covering a range of VISTA-related topics will be held at the same venue as the VISTA Expo, in Seattle, Washington, beginning October 18, 2013. The VISTA Expo & Symposium will run from October 22 to 25, 2013.

The VISTA Expo Academy has class offerings appropriate to managers, IT staff, and clinicians. Multi-day classes are offered in VISTA Foundations, GT.M Administration & Operations, EWD, and Intersystems’ DeepSee. One-day classes will be held on separate days for VISTA CPRS and VISTA Clinical Reminders, allowing interested clinicians to attend both. Additional one-day classes offered are Technical VISTA Systems and Introduction to Linux. Read More »

VISTA Expo 2013

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 22, 2013 - 8:00am - October 25, 2013 - 3:00pm

The VISTA Expo & Symposium is an annual conferece that provides a unique opportunity for VistA thought leaders, decision-makers, vendors, adopters and end-users to meet in a professional conference environment. The four-day program features daily keynote addresses on major VistA topics, and a range of panels, presentations and roundtable discussions.

In addition, VISTA Expo is sponsoring a full slate of pre-conference training classes. The eight different classes covering a range of VISTA-related topics will be held at the same venue as the VISTA Expo, in Seattle, Washington, beginning October 18, 2013. The VISTA Expo & Symposium will run from October 22 to 25, 2013. Read More »