Veterans Health Information Systems & Technology Architecture (VistA)

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Group Contracted To Study DoD-VA iEHR Migration At Pacific JITC

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | October 29, 2012

The Military Health System (MHS) has awarded Eleu Pacific Partners a two-year, $11.2 million contract to conduct a feasibility study of the transition and migration strategies to be used by the Pacific Joint Information Technology Center (JITC), according to an announcement by Tricare Management Activity (TMA). Read More »

Guadalupe County Hospital Achieves HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 Status

Press Release | Medsphere, Guadalupe County Hospital | January 23, 2013

Rural New Mexico hospital uses Medsphere’s affordable open source electronic health record to meet exacting patient care and process improvement standards Read More »

Guadalupe County Hospital Uses OpenVista EHR to Qualify for Federal Meaningful Use Funds

Press Release | Medsphere, Guadalupe County Hospital | November 8, 2012

Medsphere’s affordable open source electronic health record [OpenVistA] enables rural New Mexico facility to pay for comprehensive health IT platform in total through federal reimbursement The smallest non critical-access hospital in the nation, Guadalupe is also representative of thousands of similar healthcare facilities nationwide that live close to the financial margins and still manage to provide crucial local healthcare services.

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Hagel lauded as early VA EHR protector

Joe Conn | Modern Healthcare IT | January 11, 2013

In 1981, Hagel, then age 35 and a former Army sergeant who received two Purple Hearts for wounds in Vietnam, was fresh from the campaign of newly elected President Ronald Reagan. He provided some badly needed political support for the rebel programmers, who had collectively begun to see themselves as members of the VA's “Underground Railroad.” Read More »

Hospital builds open-source eRx module from VistA

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | December 11, 2012

Oroville (Calif.) Hospital plans to release as open source an electronic prescribing software module it developed to use with its open-source version of VistA, the Veterans Affairs Department's electronic health record system. Read More »

HP Wins $39 Million Contract To Continue VistA Support

David Stegon | FedScoop | November 16, 2012

HP was awarded a five-year, $39 million contract to continue providing operations and maintenance software applications support for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, also known as VistA. Read More »

Indian Health Service (IHS) Plans to Modernize EHR

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | June 13, 2013

The Indian Health Service (IHS), the federal agency in charge of providing healthcare to more than two million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, is currently in the process of upgrading its Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) to increase interoperability and streamline EHR adoption by 2014, promote health information exchang Read More »

Indian Healthcare Industry Prescribing A Dose Of Technology

Ayushman Baruah | InformationWeek | October 22, 2012

Max Healthcare which has been at the forefront of delivering healthcare services in Delhi-NCR has moved to an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system from their existing Hospital Information System (HIS). The group implemented an open source EHR system, WorldVistA, with the goals of minimizing the need for paper records, allowing order entry by the doctors in the system itself, and enabling easy access to patient records. The system was hosted on a private cloud and was interfaced with laboratory, radiology and pharmacy to allow real-time access to any patient record.

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IPO Awards $11M iEHR Contract, DoD Demos EHRs

Moly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | October 21, 2013

The Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments' interagency program office awarded a 12-month, $11 million contract Oct. 9 to Systems Made Simple--the same company that originally won the iEHR contract in 2012. Read More »

Joint iEHR Spending Was Focused On Service Contracts

Susan D. Hall | FierceEMR | November 26, 2013

The bulk of spending on the joint EHR proposed by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs went to support service contracts in 2012, according to a new report from the Interagency Program Office (IPO), the agency in charge of modernizing the Military Health System's EHR software. Read More »

Keeping Track of Washington State & Many Others Embracing the VistA 'Open Source' EHR System

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across Washington and many other states.  See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in Washington and other neighboring states in the Northwest. [Also, learn more about the upcoming Open Health News (OHN) detailed report on VistA installations and users. across the U.S. and around the world. Consider sponsoring OHN and the upcoming report.] Read More »

Levin Warns On NHS Open Source Approach

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | October 9, 2013

The former chief technology officer of the US Department of Veterans Affairs has warned that NHS England’s bid to bring open source to the health service will fail without a central authority to curate it. Read More »

Medweb PACS Bi-directional Web Interface Powers DoD/VA EMR Interoperability

Press Release | Medweb | December 2, 2013

Medweb announced today the successful implementation of the Medweb Multi PACS query engine and viewer that links to multiple PACS systems throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veteran Affairs (VA). [...] Read More »

Meet Chuck Hagel, early proponent of electronic health records

Bob Brewin | NextGov | January 7, 2013

Back in 1982, when few organizations used electronic health records, Chuck Hagel, at the time deputy director of the Veterans Affairs Administration, played a key role in developing what became the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture -- the department’s electronic health record. Read More »

Minnesota & Great Lake States using VistA & Other Open Source EHR Systems

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across Minnesota and many other states across the U.S.  See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in Minnesota and other state Read More »