VistA and Other 'Open Source' EHR Systems in North Carolina & Mid-Atlantic States

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


In the state of North Carolina, 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:

• Fayetteville VA Medical Center
• Albemarle Primary VA Clinic
• Asheville VA Medical Center
• Charlotte VA Clinic
• Durham VA Clinic
• Durham VA Medical Center
• Franklin VA Clinic
• Greenville VA Clinic
• Hamlet VA Clinic
• Hickory VA Clinic
• Salisbury VA Medical Center
• Jacksonville VA Clinic
• Morehead City VA Clinic
• Raleigh VA Clinic
• Raleigh II VA Clinic
• Robeson County VA Clinic
• Rutherford County VA Clinic
• Wilmington VA Clinic
• Winston-Salem VA Clinic

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

• Cherokee Indian Hospital      
• Cherokee Tribal Clinic
• Snowbird Tribal Health Clinic

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

• Fort Bragg Army Medical Center • U.S. Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune

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

The state of North Carolina has been contemplating possibly using VistA in some of its state hospitals for several years. So, stay tuned for more news about VistA in North Carolina.  Open Health News intends to continue monitoring the explosive growth in the use of VistA and open source EHR systems across the Mid-Atlantic region, e.g. Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina.

Other popular 'open source' EHR systems in use across North Carolina include OpenEMR.  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.

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.