36th VistA Community Meeting

Event Details
June 16, 2018 (All day) - June 18, 2018 (All day)
George Mason University
United States

The VistA community will be gathering at George Mason University Center for Discovery Science and Health Informatics, for the 36th VistA Community Meeting (VCM). The goal of VistA Community Meetings is for those involved in the VistA Community to network & collaborate, i.e., to share ideas and work, with the objective of moving VistA & the VistA community forward.

Compared to most meetings, VistA Community Meetings are relatively unstructured.  The agenda is always a "living" agenda because attendees are free to change it – even during the meeting – in order to better meet their objectives. VistA Community Meetings were originally almost exclusively technical meetings.  Over time, the balance shifted, so that although there are technical presentations, there are more discussions on other aspects, including implementation, support, demonstration, education, training, and community collaboration.

WorldVistA was formed to extend and collaboratively improve the VistA electronic health record and health information system for use outside of its original setting. The system was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for use in its veterans hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. WorldVistA has a number of development efforts aimed at adding new software modules such as pediatrics, obstetrics, and other functions not used in the veterans' healthcare setting.

WorldVistA seeks to help those who choose to adopt the VistA system to successfully master, install, and maintain the software for their own use. WorldVistA will strive to guide VistA adopters and programmers towards developing a community based on principles of open, collaborative, peer review software development and dissemination.

  • KS Bhaskar Presenting the MUMPS database as a C API ; Update on YottaDB; From Edge to Cloud, YottaDB Everywhere
  • Christopher Edwards Free /open source SQL access to Fileman files ; From Edge to Cloud, YottaDB Everywhere
  • Davis Whitten, Central Regional Hospital, NC HL7 for VistA including coding examples
  • Ignacio Valdes Astronaut VistA
  • Jason Hawsey, CPRS Developer, VA CPRS Update
  • Rob Tweed QEWD Update
  • Joe Thurber, Central Regional Hospital, NC  Dashboards,, Master Treatment Plan (Edgeware)Nurse Shift Report Tool,
  • Matt King, Central Regional Hospital, NC
  • Dashboard, Master Treatment Plan (Edgeware), Nurse Shift Report Tool
  • Lee Peters, National Library of Medicine RxNorm Update
  • Neil Evans, VA Connected Care Connected Care Update Including Telehealth
  • Rick Marshal, VistA Expertise Network VA-PALS Project - Lung Cancer Screening
  • Feras Kamal, CEO, EHS, Jordan, Update on Jordan's use of VistA. 
  • Deepak Agrawal, AIIMS, India, Update on VistA in India.
  • Patrick Redington.Reminders Developer, VA, PCE with encoding of Visits
  • George Lilly, CIO WorldVistA & Director VistA Expertise Network (VEN) - Updating your production Immunization file, Using FHIR to Import Synthetic Patients
  • Chris Richardson, The Holographic Medical Record