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LiveData Signs Strategic Agreement with DSS, Inc.

Press Release | BusinessWire | September 11, 2012

LiveData today announced a sales and support agreement with Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.) to sell, implement, and support OR-Dashboard throughout the Veterans Health Administration health care system. DSS, Inc. Read More »

Lutheran Medical Center Goes Live with OpenVista Electronic Health Record

Medsphere | Press Release | December 7, 2010

 -Two weeks after implementation, physician CPOE adoption hits 93% for inpatient medication orders

BROOKLYN, N.Y., and SAN DIEGO—Lutheran Medical Center (LMC) and Medsphere Systems Corporation today announced the successful implementation of Medsphere’s OpenVista® electronic health record (EHR) solution throughout the hospital. The full service 476-bed teaching hospital is now on track to achieve meaningful use and qualify for millions of dollars made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Since implementing OpenVista only a few weeks ago, LMC has embraced the comprehensive open source health IT system throughout the facility. 

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Max Healthcare is 1st hospital in India to receive 'Stage 6' recognition from HIMSS

As reported in Business Wire India and IT News Online, Max Healthcare has become the first hospital in India and only the sixth in Asia to achieve “Stage 6” on the EMR adoption model from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), indicating that a significant portion of patient records are now electronic with minimal usage of paper charts. They rely heavily on the use of open source health IT solutions, e.g. VistA, Mirth.
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Meadowlands Hospital reaps benefits from using OpenVistA

Press Release | Medsphere, Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center | May 15, 2012

Medsphere Systems Corporation and Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center (MHMC) today announced that MHMC has met Stage One Meaningful Use requirements using Medsphere’s OpenVista® electronic health record (EHR) . The Secaucus, New Jersey, hospital has received an initial reimbursement from the federal government that covers the five-year total cost of ownership for OpenVista. Read More »

Medsphere’s OpenVista Solution Earns Complete Electronic Health Record Certification

Press Release | Medsphere, InfoGard | May 17, 2011

Medsphere Systems announced complete electronic health record (EHR) certification in inpatient settings for the company’s OpenVista electronic health record. Certification by InfoGard confirms that Medsphere customers using OpenVista are enabled to meet “meaningful use” standards and maximize federal assistance.

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Midland Memorial Hospital Reduces Patient Deaths, Infection Rates Through Use of OpenVista Electronic Health Record

Press Release | Medsphere, Midland Memorial Hospital | March 4, 2009

Study Shows Medsphere Solution Has Transformed Texas Hospital into Secure, Paper-lite Facility Through Improved Patient Care and Clinical Decision Support Read More »

Midland Memorial Hospital Wins CIO 100 Award

Press Release | Medsphere, Midland Memorial Hospital | June 1, 2009

Texas Hospital Recognized by CIO Magazine for Using OpenVista Electronic Health Record in Transformation to Secure, Paper-lite Facility Read More »

Ministries Collaborate to Improve Healthcare with WorldVistA

United States Forces – Iraq, Deputy Commanding General (Advising and Training) | Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System | August 13, 2010

Representatives from the Iraqi Ministries of Defense and Health and the Kurdistan Ministry of Health signed a memorandum of agreement earlier this month that will facilitate the implementation of an integrated, comprehensive health information system.

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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 »

My HealtheVet celebrates 10th anniversary

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | December 5, 2013

First it was my My HealtheVet (, the personal health record [PHR] used by the Veterans Health Administration. Then it was BlueButton, which spawned BlueButton+. One way or another, the Veterans Administration continues to lead the way into the health record digital age, not only for veterans and Medicare beneficiaries, but for the private sector as well. Read More »

MyVeHU Virtual Campus: Enrollment Hits 31,000 and Growing

Was that a typo?  No it's a fact.  Earlier this month, MyVeHU Campus enrollment hit 31,000, and the numbers are still climbing. You might be asking yourself, "Why would so many people be interested in online, virtual training?" MyVeHU Campus is designed to provide the very best learning on VA’s award winning VistA electronic health record (EHR) system. Read More »

Nineteen VA Medical Centers runing VistA EHR System make Joint Commission's Top Performer List

Press Release | WSJ MarketWatch | October 11, 2012

Nineteen Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities from across the Nation were recently recognized by The Joint Commission as top performers on key health care quality measures for 2011/2012. Read More »

NY State Office of Mental Health to Implement DSS vxVistA System

The rumors circulating at the OSEHRA Summit last week have now been confirmed. It has been officially announced here and here that the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) will be implementing Document Storage Systems (DSS) vxVistA electronic health record (EHR) system in 23 hospitals and 300 clinics across the state. The prime contractor for this enterprise-wide contract is CGI Group Inc. OMH is one of the largest healthcare delivery organizations in the United States. It has hundreds of facilities across the State of New York. The system, based on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) award-winning VistA EHR system, will give OMH a stable, flexible platform to leverage technology to improve patient care and safety. Read More »

OHUM Healthcare Solutions

OHUM Healthcare Solutions implements and supports Information technology (IT) and systems that transform healthcare solutions in Corporate Hospitals and Public Healthcare facilities, including State and Central government hospitals.

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Open Healthcare - Or Not.

Mike Milinkovich | Life at Eclipse | April 7, 2011

As a tax payer, citizen and frequent user of healthcare services, I am terribly excited about the idea of a truly open source community creating a free platform for EHR for use around the world. The ability of open source to provide a worldwide, vendor neutral software platform that an ecosystem can thrive, compete and innovate upon is unparalleled.

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