VistA Community

Veterans Health Information & Systems Technology (VistA) is a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system originally developed by the Veterans Health Administration. The software is in the public domain and is installed in several thousand public and private hospitals and clinics in the U.S. and around the world. There is a growing 'open' community of VistA software developers, users, and vendors associated with it.

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ACT-IAC Applauds Announcement as an Example of How Collaboration Can Improve Government

Press Release | ACT-IAC | April 5, 2011

The American Council for Technology (ACT) IAC report recommended that VA move to an open source, open standards model for the reengineering of the next generation of VistA. It was the sense of the industry that this approach would create an environment within which VA employees, large prime contractors, healthcare professionals, innovative small companies, healthcare software vendors, and entrepreneurs can all contribute to improving “the best care anywhere” being provided by VA today. 

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Astronaut, LLC

Astronaut EHR is an advanced version of VistA, the electronic health system developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Astronaut LLC has spent the past 18 years working on a fully modernized EHR based on VistA that leverages new technologies while relying on the solid VistA core to provide a highly capable, well-designed, sophisticated, and usable EHR that has everything needed by medicine practitioners, including mental health practitioners to efficiently record their patient’s data and leverage the date to provide better quality care.

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AudioCare Systems

AudioCare Systems provides a turnkey health IT solution that handles both inbound and outbound communications between a healthcare provider organization and its patients. Their product has been widely deployed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other government agencies across the country for use in health care facilities, e.g. hospitals, clinics. Read More »


ClearHealth consists of a comprehensive web-based 'open source' practice management and an electronic health record (EHR) system called Web VistA, based on the Veterans Health Administration VistA system.

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Composite Health Care System (CHCS)

Composite Health Care System (CHCS) -  is a comprehensive medical informatics system designed, developed and deployed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for use by all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) military health care facilities. CHCS shares its original codebase with the VA VistA system. However, since its inception it has been customized to meet the unique needs of the military healthcare system. See Read More »

DSS Inc.

DSS, Inc. [Document Storage Systems] specializes in development and support of the comprehensive VistA electronic health record (EHR) system and associated practice management programs. They have also developed interfaces for VistA to a range of with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software vendor products.

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GTI Infotel


GTI is a diversified company involved in providing, implementing & managing various projects and solutions for Healthcare, Telecom, & Logistics Industry. The company is Head Quartered in New Delhi, India with office across India. GTI also has an office in Detroit, Michigan, to cater to U.S. clients. Read More »

Harris Corporation Awarded Contract to Provide Engineering and Enterprise Support to Veteran Affairs's VistA Imaging System

Press Release | Harris Corporation | March 2, 2011

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing advanced software engineering and enterprise support to the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) Imaging System. This multi-year contract was originally awarded to Harris in August 2008.

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Hawaii and Open Health IT Solutions

Over the years, Hawaii has given rise to a number of individuals and organizations that have played a key role in collaboratively developing and implementing innovative ‘open’ health IT initiatives. I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge them. Read More »


HealtheMe is an open-source, customizable health and wellness management system developed and supported by KRM Associates Inc. While it may be integrated with an Electronic Health Record  (EHR), and supports the contribution of personal health information, its main application is as a care coordination tool. As a standards-based solution, it can be adapted easily into any number of use cases and expanded to support specific care plans and scenarios.

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Informatix Laboratories Corporation


Informatix Laboratories Corporation (ILC) was a MUMPS consulting company that specialized in third party billing for large institutions, such as the Indian Health Services, the Veterans Health Administration, as well as individual hospitals - with a focus on VistA and RPMS systems. They were acquired by DSS Inc, in 2009.

K&R Consulting

K & R Consulting, Inc, founded in 1997, provides customers with customized solutions to solve IT and business challenges. K & R is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Woodstock, Georgia. They provide customers with affordable, unique, sustainable IT solutions. Read More »

KRM Associates

KRM Associates, Inc. is a small, independent woman-owned company providing assistance clients in the application of Information Technology (IT) technologies and capabilities through strategic management, technology assessment, and project management.  KRM specializes in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), security assessments, help-desk environments, risk analysis, technical systems' design and development, certification and accreditation support, and implementation and support services. Read More »

Latest Effort to Derail the Open Source Approach to Modernizing the VA VistA System

On March 22, 2011, an article in the Nextgov news site reported that five members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation asked the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to consider using a single commercial system for their new electronic health records, a move that could benefit one of their state's largest employers, software company Epic Systems Corp. The VA quickly responded and said it plans to stick with the open source approach it has pursued so successfully in partnership with other public and private sector organizations over the past few decades.

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Medsphere Systems Corporation

Medsphere Systems Corporation is an organization of committed clinical and technology professionals working to make quality healthcare IT solutions accessible to organizations of virtually any size, shape or budget. Medsphere’s OpenVista® is an acute and inpatient behavioral health-oriented portfolio of clinical products and services that leverages the VistA electronic health record (EHR) system developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS).

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