Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA)

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The Top 7 Free And Open Source EMR Software Products

JP Medved | Capterra | January 16, 2014

As a doctor you may not be able to completely avoid burdensome healthcare regulations or government EHR mandates, but you can at least minimize the cost of those mandates by implementing one of the many free Electronic Medical Records software options. Read More »

VA Awards Contract to DSS for Community Living Centers

Press Release | Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS) | November 3, 2015

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), the leading commercial product provider of VistA-based systems, today announced its prime contract award to provide a total replacement solution for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Resident Assessment Instrument/Minimum Data Set (RAI/MDS) system. RAI/MDS is a standardized assessment and treatment planning process designed to identify the functional and health care needs of the Veteran. Clinicians and administrators that oversee residential care were historically constrained by manual treatment modalities...

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VA Blazes Trail For Mobile Medical Technology

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | January 17, 2014

One assumption made about big bureaucracies is they're Luddites, always behind the times. That's not exactly the case for the Veterans Health Administration, the healthcare arm of one of the largest federal bureaucracies, the Veterans Affairs Department. Read More »

VA Eyes Cash Prizes To Generate Ideas For New Health Record

Bob Brewin | | April 29, 2014

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to develop its next generation electronic health record through challenges and cash prize competitions, a tactic that proved successful on previous projects such as one to provide patients with online access to their health records.

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VA Facility in Ann Arbor Deploys LiveData PeriOp Manager throughout OR Suite

Press Release | Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), LiveData, Inc. | February 5, 2016

LiveData, Inc. today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan is now using LiveData PeriOp Manager in its operating rooms. LiveData partner Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS) installed PeriOp Manager throughout the OR suite. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) campus serves as a referral center for specialty care and operates 109 acute care beds and 40 Community Living Center (extended care) beds. More than 65,000 Veterans living in a 15-county area of Michigan and northwest Ohio utilized VAAAHS in fiscal year 2015...

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VA Lays Out Plans for Cloud-Based Digital Health Platform

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | December 16, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a blueprint for a cloud-based technology platform that will integrate veteran data from VA, military and commercial electronic health records, as well as apps, devices and wearables, so that the information is available to providers in real time. While the VA is still finalizing plans for how it implements the Digital Health Platform (DHP), the agency has a strategy in place that is seen as the future path for providing next-generation healthcare to millions of the nation's veterans...

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VA Post-iEHR Strategy Takes Shape As VistA Evolution

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | January 29, 2014

The Veterans Affairs Department's immediate post-iEHR strategy for modernizing its electronic health record is taking shape under the banner of "VistA Evolution," with the Veterans Health Administration releasing Jan. 27 a solicitation for support services in its office of Health Systems Informatics. Read More »

VA Secretary Nominee Views IT As A Key To VA Reform

Bob Brewin | | July 23, 2014

Robert McDonald, the former Procter & Gamble chief executive and President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been strongly endorsed by all members of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs...

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VA Seeks Information on EHR Replacement for VistA

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | August 12, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a request for information seeking industry feedback on how the VA might transition from its legacy electronic health record system to a commercial EHR. While it continues to modernize the decades-old Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) system, the VA is having second thoughts about whether the legacy EHR is able to meet its needs going forward...

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VA St. Louis Health Care System To Install LiveData PeriOp Manager, With DSS Integration To VistA Electronic Health Record System

Press Release | Document Storage Systems (DSS), LiveData | December 16, 2013

LiveData, Inc. today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System in St. Louis has purchased LiveData PeriOp Manager, the company’s operational intelligence solution for the perioperative setting. LiveData and partner Document Storage Systems, Inc. Read More »

VA, DoD Get Tighter Leash With iEHR Cash

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | January 16, 2014

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill again expressed concern over the botched development and higher-than-expected price tag of creating a seamlessly integrated electronic health record between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, ultimately tacking on project funding restrictions in the House's Omnibus Appropriations Act passed Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

VA, DoD Owe EHR Plan To Congress By End Of January

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | December 13, 2013

Funding legislation agreed to by the House and Senate this week mandates that the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense present a plan for building either an interoperable or single electronic health record by the end of January. Read More »

VistA Could Still Become DoD EHR

Zach Rausnitz | FierceGovernmentIT | March 17, 2014

The Defense Department may select the Veterans Affairs Department's electronic health record system when it procures its EHR, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said during a House hearing March 13.

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VistA Education Meeting - New VistA Class At SUNY Albany

Luis Ibanez | OSEHRA | February 25, 2014

New York State is currently performing the largest deployment of VistA in the United States (outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs).  This development is taking place at the Office of Mental Health (OMH), and it is bringing together State Government, Industry and Academia in an open and agile collaborative environment, creating the perfect conditions for promoting the growth of the VistA open source community. Read More »

OSEHRA Architecture Working Group Special Session Presentation: VistA Novo Demonstration

January 13, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

You are invited to participate in the upcoming demonstration of “VistA Novo” scheduled for noon to 1 p.m., Monday, January 13th, 2014. The demonstration will show the feasibility of an open source VistA developer toolkit, VistA Novo, which allows developers to build VistA-based applications using mainstream development technologies. Read More »