JANUS 4.0 open source software released by OSEHRA

Conrad Clyburn | OSEHRA Blog | July 14, 2012

...the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has installed its first OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) component at a medical facility.

The Janus graphical user interface – contributed to the open source community by Hawaii Resource Group LLC  – was retrieved, certified, and deployed to a clinic at the VA Palo Alto Health Center. 

Janus is a graphical user interface (GUI), which provides healthcare providers with a common view of both VA and DoD medical data.

As noted by Peter L. Levin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary & Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, "This is the first step in a long path. But it is an important technical and operational accomplishment, and demonstrates the fundamental viability of the [open source] approach."


Open Health News' Take: 

Janus is a graphical user interface (GUI) and front-end web application that enables DoD and VA providers to exchange critical patient information through a common real-time data view of patient information from separate and distinct EMR systems used by the two departments, i.e. AHLTA & VistA. For more information about JANUS, read the following collection of news clips on Open Health News (OHN) at http://www.openhealthnews.com/search/node/janus%20va  -  Peter Groen, Senior Editor, OHN