Open Source EHR Systems in New Mexico & the Four Corner States

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across New Mexico 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 New Mexico and the Four Corners.

FYI - The Four Corners is a region of the U.S. consisting of the SW corner of Colorado, the NW corner of New Mexico, NE corner of Arizona, and the SE corner of Utah. The Four Corners area is named after the only point in the U.S. where the boundaries of four states meet. The majority of the Four Corners region of the country belongs to semi-autonomous Native American nations, the largest of which is the Navajo Nation, followed by Hopi, Ute and Zuni tribal reserves and nations.

In the state of New Mexico, all of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities are continuing to use the well known, award winning VistA System. VA healthcare facilities (i.e. hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing homes) using VistA include the:

• Alamogordo VA Clinic      
• Artesia Clinic
• Clovis VA Clinic
• Espanola VA Clinic
• Farmington VA Clinic
• Gallup VA Clinic
• Hobbs VA Clinic 
• Las Vegas VA Clinic            
• Albuquerque VA Medical Center
• Las Cruces VA Clinic
• Northwest Metro VA Clinic
• Raton VA Clinic
• Santa Fe VA Clinic
• Silver City VA Clinic
• Taos VA Clinic
• Truth or Consequences VA Clinic

The following Indian Health Service (IHS) or Native American Tribal healthcare facilities in New Mexico are currently using a variant of the VistA system known as RPMS:

• Gallup Indian Medical Center
• Crownpoint Medical Center
• Santa Fe Indian Hospital
• ACL Indian Hospital
• Mescalero Indian Hospital
• Zuni Medical Center
• Northern Navajo Medical Center
• Santa Ana IHS Clinic
• Pine Hill Tribal Health Clinic
• Zia IHS Clinic
• Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Health Clinic
• Dulce IHS Clinic
• Santa Clara IHS Clinic
• Santo Domingo Tribal Health Clinic
• San Felipe IHS Clinic
• Taos/Picuris IHS Clinic
• Pueblo Pintado IHS Clinic
• Cochiti IHS Clinic
• Sandia Tribal Health Clinic
• Canoncito IHS Clinic
• Albuquerque IHS Clinic
• Tohatchi IHS Clinic

The following are other Federal, State, and local government healthcare facilities in New Mexico currently using other derivatives of the VistA system, e.g. CHCS, OpenVistA, vxVistA, WorldVistA.

• 377th Medical Group - Kirtland AFB
• 27th Special Operations Medical Group - Cannon AFB 
• U.S. Army Health Clinic - White Sands Missile Range
• Guadalupe County Hospital

See the map of all healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in New Mexico and other states across the U.S.  VistA, or one of its derivatives, is one of the most widely used EHR systems in the country.

Finally, other popular 'open source' EHR systems in use across New Mexico and other states that are part of the Four Corners include OpenEMR and OpenMRS. It has been estimated that there are more than 5,000 installations of OpenEMR in physician offices and other small healthcare facilities across the U.S. serving more than 30 million patients. Further, conservative estimates by the OpenEMR Organization(OEMR)  indicate that OpenEMR is installed in over 15,000 healthcare facilities around the world, translating into more than 45,000 practitioners using the system serving approximately 90 million patients.  As of 2012, OpenMRS was in use at over 100 facilities in more than 30 countries and had been used to record over 2 million patient records around the world. See map of OpenMRS installations.

Don't forget to read related articles about 'open source', 'open data', 'open access', and 'open standards' in New Mexico that have been posted on Open Health News (OHN).

Open Health News (OHN) plans on releasing a comprehensive report on the VistA Market in September with detailed information on VistA deployments state-by-state across the U.S., as well as in countries overseas, e.g. India, Jordan, Mexico, etc.  Also, Peter Groen, Senior Editor at OHN, will be presenting more on the subject and the associated VistA Installations GIS Map & Database v.1.0 at the upcoming OSEHRA Summit meeting.