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Emerging GIS Map of Healthcare Sites Using VistA EHR Systems

Open Health News has been building a database of all healthcare sites that have installed or are using any of the variants of the open source VistA Electronic Health Record (EHR) System, e.g. VA VistA, Medsphere OpenVistA, vxVistA, WorldVistA, RPMS, etc.  Using the growing database, OHNews has created a GIS map of the sites. There are still about 400+ sites yet to be added from India, Jordan, Mexico, the USA and other countries. Read More »

'Open Source' VistA Installations in Louisiana and other Mississippi Basin states

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems has continued to spread across the U.S., including many of the states that border the Mississippi River. For example, see the following map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source world renowned VistA electronic health record (EHR) system. For the past year, Open Health News (OHN) has been working hard assembling data on VistA users around the world. The results will be released shortly in a Special Report aptly titled "VistA: The EHR of Record". Read More »

2017 OSEHRA Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Press Release | OSEHRA | June 30, 2017

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce this year’s OSEHRA Leadership Award winners. Numerous individuals were nominated this year and three were chosen through a vote by the OSEHRA community based on their outstanding achievements in health information technology and innovative health care. They were honored in a special ceremony during the 6th Annual OSEHRA Open Source Summit June 13-15, 2017 in Bethesda, MD...

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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 »

EHS and the Hakeem Program Continue to Successfully Implement 'Open' EHR Systems in Jordan

At the most recent WorldVistA Conference held at George Mason University earlier this month, attendees learned about the continued success and progress being made by EHS and the Hakeem Program in implementing EHR systems in public hospitals and clinics throughout Jordan. Read More »

ICT for Health to Close PACS Registration by 8th of March

Press Release | ICT for Health | March 6, 2012

ICT for Health announced earlier closure of registration on its 6th PACS seminar in the Middle East. Registration is open till the end of this week. Read More »

Indian Healthcare Industry Prescribing A Dose Of Technology

Ayushman Baruah | InformationWeek | October 22, 2012

Max Healthcare which has been at the forefront of delivering healthcare services in Delhi-NCR has moved to an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system from their existing Hospital Information System (HIS). The group implemented an open source EHR system, WorldVistA, with the goals of minimizing the need for paper records, allowing order entry by the doctors in the system itself, and enabling easy access to patient records. The system was hosted on a private cloud and was interfaced with laboratory, radiology and pharmacy to allow real-time access to any patient record.

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Keeping Track of Washington State & Many Others Embracing the VistA 'Open Source' EHR System

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across Washington and many other states.  See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in Washington and other neighboring states in the Northwest. [Also, learn more about the upcoming Open Health News (OHN) detailed report on VistA installations and users. across the U.S. and around the world. Consider sponsoring OHN and the upcoming report.] Read More »

Medsphere Contributes Enhanced Database Management System to VistA Open Source Community

Press Release | Medsphere, OSEHRA | October 16, 2012

Medsphere Systems Corporation...this week announced that the company is contributing the enhanced Medsphere Systems File Manager (MSC FileMan) database management system to OSEHRA, the nonprofit open-source organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in health care information technology. Read More »

Minnesota & Great Lake States using VistA & Other Open Source EHR Systems

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across Minnesota and many 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 Minnesota and other state Read More »

My Updated 2013 List of 'Open Source' Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems

I've been following and reporting on 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) and/or electronic medical record (EMR) systems over the past decade. In the late 1990's and early years of the 21st century, there were several hundred open source EHR/EMR projects that were initiated and posted on sites like SourceForge, GitHub, GForge, Freshmeat, etc. 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 »

Open Source EHR Systems Deployed in South Dakota & Surrounding States

The acquisition, installation, and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across South Dakota and many 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 South Dakota and surrounding states. Read More »

Open Source EHR Systems Implemented Across Oklahoma and Beyond

Slowly but surely, the installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have spread across Oklahoma and many 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 Oklahoma. Read More »

Open Source Electronic Health Records For Education And Training

In spite of being very involved in the field of Health Informatics I only recently became aware of VistA for Education (VFE), which has all of the aforementioned attributes of an  excellent solution for EHR education purposes. VFE was developed as a result of a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to supplement the ONC Health Information Technology (HIT) curriculum. Electronic health records (EHRs) are more than just the electronic equivalent of paper-based health records. Electronic health data is easier to search, share and archive, compared to paper records. Additionally, EHRs can be embedded with clinical decision support to alert and remind physicians of patient safety and preventive medicine measures.

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