VistA and Other 'Open Source' EHR Systems in New York & New England States

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across New York and many other states across the U.S., especially in the New England region of the country. See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in New York and other New England states.


In the state of New York, 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:

• Albany VA Medical Center
• Auburn VA Clinic
• Bainbridge VA Clinic
• Bath VA Medical Center
• Bay Shore VA Clinic
• Behavioral Health Facility
• Binghamton VA Clinic
• Bronx VA Medical Center
• Brooklyn VA Medical Center
• Canandaigua VA Medical Center
• Carmel/Putnam County VA Clinic
• Castle Point VA Medical Center
• Catskill VA Clinic
• Chapel Street/Brooklyn VA Clinic
• Clifton Park VA Clinic
• Dunkirk VA Clinic
• East Meadow VA Clinic
• Eastern Dutchess VA Clinic
• Elizabethtown VA Clinic
• Elmira VA Clinic
• Fonda VA Clinic
• Glens Falls VA Clinic
• Goshen VA Clinic
• Harlem VA Clinic
• Jamestown VA Clinic
• Kingston VA Clinic
• Lackawanna VA Clinic
• Lockport VA Clinic
• Malone VA Clinic
• Manhattan VA Medical Center
• Montrose VA Medical Center
• Massena VA Clinic
• Monticello VA Clinic
• New City VA Clinic
• Niagara Falls VA Clinic
• Northport VA Medical Center
• Olean VA Clinic
• Oswego VA Clinic
• Patchogue VA Clinic
• Plattsburgh VA Clinic
• Port Jervis VA Clinic
• Poughkeepsie VA Clinic
• Queens VA Clinic
• Riverhead VA Clinic
• Rochester VA Clinic
• Rome VA Clinic
• Schenectady VA Clinic
• Staten Island VA Clinic
• Syracuse VA Medical Center
• Tompkins/Cortland County VA Clinic
• Troy VA Clinic
• Batavia VA Medical Center
• Buffalo VA Medical Center
• Valley Stream VA Clinic
• Warsaw VA Clinic
• Watertown VA Clinic
• Wellsville VA Clinic
• White Plains VA Clinic
• Yonkers VA Clinic

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

• Oneida Indian Nation Tribal Health Clinic• St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Health Clinic

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

• Lutheran Medical Center          • Keller Army Community Hospital

See the map of all healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in New York 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.

Several public and private sector organizations in the state of New York are actively contemplating acquiring and implementing VistA. So, stay tuned for more news about new VistA deployments in New York.  Open Health News intends to continue monitoring the explosive growth in the use of VistA and open source EHR systems across the New England region, e.g. CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, NJ, PA, RI, VT.

Other popular 'open source' EHR systems in use across New York 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. 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.

Open Health News (OHN) plans on releasing a comprehensive report on the VistA Installations & Market in October 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.