Electronic Health Record (EHR)

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VistA Expo 2011: Key Takeaways from VistA Expertise Network Conference

Matt McCall | OSEHRA | December 12, 2011

From November 17th through November 20th, OSEHRA representatives including myself and Luis Ibanez attended the VistA Expertise Network meeting in Redmond, Washington.  Following an extensive and informative meeting with key community members, Luis and I took the following notes back to the OSEHRA management group, and have been actively discussing these with OSEHRA team members, and the community as a whole.  I have published these publicly, as to enable the community to comment on the various thoughts as we move the discussion along. Read More »

VistA Expo 2013: LIve Report

The VistA Expo & Symposium got underway today in Seattle, Washington. VistA Expo is an annual conference focused on the 'open source' or public domain VistA electronic healthcare record (EHR) system aimed at users, executives, vendors, developers, and students. Some of the planned sessions at this year's VistA Expo & Symposium include... Read More »

VistA for the NHS

Ewan Davis | Woodcote Consulting | July 25, 2012

So in conclusion I have a different vision for VistA in the NHS than  the NHS Campaign for VistA. However, we both want to see an NHS version of VistA and we both want to see it widely implemented. So let not worry about where we hope and think this should lead. Looking at the NHS Campaign for VistA’s  8 point plan http://nhsvista.net/our-ambition/  The first six steps align broadly with what I want to see happen so lets get on an do it and see where it leads us which I suspect might be a different than any of us currently expect.
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VistA Is A Rival to Epic and Cerner in Major Deployments of EHR Systems

According to a recent article in Healthcare IT News, Intermountain Healthcare has just signed a multi-year contract to deploy Cerner electronic health record (EHR) systems. The article claims that "only two companies – Epic and Cerner – seem to be in competition for the large and complex deployments."  However, there is a third option that constantly goes unrecognized - the widespread deployment and use of the world reknowned 'open source' VistA system by large scale healthcare provider organizations in the U.S. and overseas. Read More »

VistA Marketing Ramps Up in Advance of DoD EHR Award

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | January 14, 2015

A marketing campaign aimed at raising the profile of the Veterans Affairs Department's open source electronic health record is in full swing. A non-profit group founded through a VA contract to advance the department's Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture has stood up a website, Twitter account and LinkedIn group to promote VistA. Read More »

VistA System Implementations Continue Across India

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi is the premier and largest of the public funded hospital in India with a capacity of over 2000 inpatient beds. After burning its fingers with expensive proprietary electronic medical record (EMR) software in 1980’s, in 2009 the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC) within AIIMS decided to take a baby step towards computerization using the 'open source' VistA system. Read More »

VistA: From Start To Go In 5 Minutes

[The] original two to three day process of trying to take home VistA EMR from yester year is now something that can be completed in the time it takes for you to walk to the nearby coffee shop for a refill and return to your office. Thanks to the extraordinary engineering work of Chris Edwards (a developer for KRM Associates and Certification Manager at OSEHRA), all of the "tough decisions" are made for you. Read More »

VistA: The Open Source EHR Hackable Platform

[A]s a result of the work of Christopher Edwards, developing the OSEHRA Installer for VistA, which includes the suite of EWD.js products and a raft of demonstration applications, we now have exactly what Tony was suggesting: VistA, the Open Source EHR Hackable Platform. Read More »

Warren: VistA Is Here To Stay

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | March 20, 2015

The Pentagon eliminated a bid for an open-source health record solution based on the VISTA software developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs from its $11 billion electronic health record procurement, but that doesn't mean VA is going to shift gears in the future. "I do not see the VA moving away from VISTA," Steph Warren, acting CIO at the VA, said on a March 19 call with reporters. Read More »

Washington Debrief: Is Meaningful Use In Danger?

Jeff Smith | Healthcare Informatics | September 8, 2014

...More groups weighed-in on the new meaningful use (MU) rule, allowing providers to meet MU through alternative pathways in 2014. Concerns mount over full-year EHR reporting period coming Oct. 1, 2014...

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WELL Health Acquires NerdEMR, Largest OSCAR Open Source EHR Provider in British Columbia

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies Corp. | November 15, 2018

WELL Health Technologies Corp., a company focused on consolidating and modernizing clinical and digital assets within the primary healthcare sector, is pleased to announce it has entered into an arm's length share purchase agreement dated November 14, 2018 (the "Agreement") with the shareholders of NerdEMR..."We're excited to welcome the very talented and committed staff of NerdEMR to the WELL Health family," said Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of WELL Health Technologies "NerdEMR is the leading OSCAR service provider in BC with approximately 220 medical clinics under contract. The closing of this transaction will catapult WELL into the National EMR marketplace with a premier asset."

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WELL Health launches OSCAR McMaster Professional Edition with McMaster University

Press Release | WELL Health | September 30, 2019

WELL Health Technologies Corp...is pleased to announce the formation of WELL EMR Group. The WELL EMR Group will be the Company's single entity encompassing its EMR assets to offer physicians across the country one place to go for all of their EMR needs. "One of the key missions we had when entering healthcare was to break down the siloed approach that has hindered the ability for care to be delivered efficiently," said Hamed Shahbazi, CEO of WELL Health. "By introducing a single nationwide group for our EMR initiatives, we want to elevate our efforts to drive enhanced innovation and security for doctors on our platform without the constraints of managing multiple regional brands, teams and code bases." Read More »

WELL Health Technologies Becomes World’s First Billion-dollar Open Source EMR Company

Canadian start-up company WELL Health Technologies (WELL) just crossed the threshold a month ago to become the world’s first billion-dollar open source electronic medical records (EMR) company. WELL, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has accomplished this milestone less than three years after its founding. WELL’s market cap is currently hovering between $1.2 and $1.3 billion. The company has developed a disruptive digital health platform model with an open source EMR core, and a firm focus on improving clinical outcomes by using the technology to assist physicians and patients focus on health and wellness. Its goal is to shift the industry from a highly fragmented and expensive sick-care system to a health care system.

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WellTrackONE and Zoeticx Team Up to Bring Interoperability to Medical Facilities Offering CMS Annual Wellness Visits

Press Release | Zoeticx, WellTrackONE | November 10, 2015

Zoeticx, Inc. and WellTrackONE Corp. have forged an agreement to bring long awaited interoperability to medical facilities’ electronic health record (EHR) systems. The collaboration will enable Zoeticx’s Patient-Clarity platform software to integrate WellTracksONES’s Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) patient reports and associated medical data to any EHR, Health Information Exchange (HIE) or other data repository. The deal will allow providers to easily access and manage WellTrackONE’s AWV reports without using any cumbersome manual processes.

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What are the options for electronic patient records in the NHS after NPfIT?

SA Mathisson | Computer Weekly | January 1, 2015

It is a common assumption that the NHS can’t do IT. This is untrue: most GP surgeries are computerised, the health services of the UK’s constituent nations have decent technology infrastructure including secure networks and email, and many hospitals departments have good specialist IT. What is true is that many hospitals lack comprehensive electronic patient record (EPR) systems. Read More »