Electronic Health Record (EHR)

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VA's Palo Alto Hospital Selects Bitscopic's PraediAlert Clinical Surveillance Platform

Press Release | Bitscopic | September 14, 2020

Bitscopic Inc., a Silicon Valley based healthcare analytics company, announced today that the US Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Medical Center has selected Bitscopic's PraediAlert platform for clinical surveillance. PraediAlert is an FDA registered clinical surveillance system that allows hospitals to improve patient care and patient safety by minimizing and managing patients at risk for hospital acquired infections (HAI) as well as optimizing care team productivity and workflows to improve patient outcomes.

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VA, DoD Award Contract to Work on 'Heart' of Integrated Record System

Nicole Blake Johnson | Federal Times | February 9, 2012

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments achieved a major milestone last month in their quest to develop an integrated electronic health record (iEHR) system for service members and veterans.

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VA, DoD Discusses Steps Toward iEHR, VLER

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | February 29, 2012

When Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki met at the Pentagon earlier this week, EHRs was one of the topics on the table. The meeting on Monday was one in a series the two secretaries have held on issues of common interest to both Departments. Read More »

VA/DoD Joint Office Gets New Director

Nicole Johnson | Federal Times | March 6, 2012

Former Harris Corp. executive Barclay Butler has been appointed director of the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO), which oversees the agencies’ integrated electronic health record project and other joint initiatives. Read More »

Valley General Hospital Goes Live on OpenVista Electronic Health Record

Press Release | Medsphere Systems Corporation, Valley General Hospital (VGH) | October 23, 2014

Medsphere Systems Corporation and Valley General Hospital (VGH) today announced that VGH is up and running on Medsphere’s OpenVista® electronic health record (EHR). The Snohomish County community hospital, located northeast of Seattle, now looks forward to Meaningful Use 2014 certification later this year and federal reimbursement early next year. Both Medsphere and VGH estimate that federal Meaningful Use funds will cover most if not all of the initial five-year subscription costs for OpenVista. Read More »

Value Measurement and Return on Investment for EHRs

Health care provider institutions today are faced with many new challenges, including the need to implement Health Information Technology (HIT) solutions, especially Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. However, these institutions are also faced with a demand for capital investments outpacing their available funds. This means HIT or EHR projects must compete against other capital investment requests for scarce funds. Senior management teams will need to see the business and quality case that justify the return on investment (ROI) and return on quality (ROQ) before significant financial commitments for health information technology are made.

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VA’s CIO Stephen Warren on Serving Veterans

Dan Verton | FedScoop | August 18, 2014

In his first interview since a scandal involving secret waiting lists forced a change of leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Stephen Warren, VA’s chief information officer, offers a candid assessment of the agency’s past and future technology plans. Read More »

Veterans Affairs CIO Eyes Budget Increase

J. Nicholas Hoover | Information Week | February 21, 2012

While IT spending across most of the federal government would be flat next year under President Obama's budget released last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would see a 6.9% increase, with much of the uptick going to improved electronic health records (EHRs).

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Veterans Affairs Will host Electronic Health Records in DISA Data Centers

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | January 20, 2012

Moving the VistA electronic health records to DISA data centers will help support development of a joint electronic health record for both departments, which will make it the largest in the world, serving 9.7 million active-duty personnel, retirees and their families, and 6 million veterans.

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VillageMD Launches DocOS™ Leveraging Open Source Frameworks to Accelerate the Transformation of Primary Care

Press Release | VillageMD | April 18, 2018

VillageMD, a leading national provider of primary care, has launched DocOS™, its purpose-built digital healthcare system, that allows clinicians and patients to engage in patient care free from artificial physical or technical barriers. With this ambient technology, physicians have access to critical patient information and insights that allows them to practice medicine optimally, all without changing their existing EHR. Read More »

VistA Academy 2013 - Linux & Open Source EHR Training

Crawford Rainwater, leading expert on the use of Linux as a platform for 'open source' electronic health records (EHR) systems, will be teaching Linux Essentials and Beginning Linux Systems Administration courses during the upcoming VISTA Academy 2013 to be held on October 18-21 in Seattle, Washington. The VISTA Academy is part of a more extensive VISTA Expo & Symposium 2013 conference that is focused on the award-winning VistA electronic health record (EHR) system developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Read More »

VistA as an EHR System Core for DoD

Here is a copy of the full text of the proposal submitted by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the Department of Defense in response to the Request for Information for an electronic health record (EHR) solution that can replace the existing DoD EHR system. This is the approach that makes the most sense as the current core EHR that the Department of Defense (DoD) uses is based on a 30-year-old version of VistA. The current EHR crisis facing DoD stems from the inability to upgrade this older version of VistA. What the VA is proposing is basically an upgrade to DoD's existing core EHR. Read More »

VistA e-prescribing module is now open source

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | December 12, 2012

California hospital enables free access to any organization using the VA-built EHR system Read More »

VistA EHR Community and OSEHRA Experiences Extraordinary Growth in 2014

We have recorded a robust year of growth during 2014 and have laid a solid foundation for market expansion in 2015. OSEHRA corporate membership doubled during 2014. Corporate Members include large, medium and small corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions and international organizations that are leaders in health information technology...our primary open source electronic health record product, VistA, was rated by a MedScape survey as the most preferred EHR by physician users again in 2014. Further, our corporate members collaborate on policy, marketing, education and software initiatives. We expect the business opportunities for corporate members to grow considerably next year as the marketplace for open source health IT continues to expand. Read More »

VistA Expo 2011: Conference Report

I have been in In Redmond, Washington for the past two days attending the VistAEXPO 2011 conference. We are midway through the conference and it's time to write some comments. First and foremost I should note that this has been the most productive meeting of the VsitA community that I have attended. The conference, organized by the VistA Expertise Network, has featured a whole range of presentations and discussions from high-level briefings on the work of the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) to technical presentations on breakthrough enhancements for VistA such as the Enterprise Web Developer (EWD) and the ePrescribing package...

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