Integration of VistA into Debian

At the recent Libre Software Meeting (LSM) in Geneva, Andreas Tille presented the status of the work on packaging VistA for the Debian Linux distribution.

The item was featured here:

"The Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (Vista), an open source hospital information system used in 160 hospitals, several hundreds of clinics and more than a hundred nursing homes, will become part of the Debian free software distribution. This was announced at the Libre Software Meeting (LSM/RMLL) in Geneva, last week Wednesday."

"We will reach 'apt-get install vista',
possibly at the end of this year", Tille said.
He hopes that this will help to make Debian the distribution of choice for hospitals.

"Work on getting the Vista hospital information system into Debian started early this year. This HIS consists of more than 150 software modules on clinical care, financial functions and hospital infrastructure. Getting it into Debian is more a matter of organising the applications rather than making changes to the software itself, Tille says. "The key is to understand the complexity of the system by working closely together with the upstream developers to get a reasonably shaped set of packages."


Many Thanks to all who made this integration possible !