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VA Announces New EHR Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs yesterday announced a decision to select a new electronic health record system based on the same platform that DoD purchased a couple of years ago.  The announcement recognizes many unique needs of VA that differ from the DoD.  VA would thus not be implementing an identical EHR.  VA is trying to create a future health IT ecosystem that takes advantage of previous investments with this new platform, as well connections with many other IT systems in the private sector.

OSEHRA RFI Responses Posted

Following our community call on April 17, OSEHRA received feedback from multiple members suggesting that we reply to the VA RFIs on “Supplemental Commercial Health Information Technology Platform”, and “VistA Commercialization”.  While we obviously do not compete for such contracts, the members felt that we could offer comments on the requirements from an open source perspective.  Accordingly, OSEHRA submitted responses to each of the RFIs.  Copies of these responses were made available to our members on the day of submission.  We are now making them available for public

Change to First Meeting Date for New eHMP Technical Working Group

The first meeting date for our previously-announced Enterprise Health Management Platform (eHMP) Technical Working Group (TWG) is being changed to accommodate some last-minute schedule conflicts.  The new date and time will be Monday, May 8 at 3PM Eastern Time.  We appreciate your patience as we juggle several very busy schedules!

New eHMP Technical Working Group to Convene on May 1, 2017

A new Technical Working Group (TWG) is being established for VA’s Enterprise Health Management Platform (eHMP).  It will provide a forum for the discussion of open source software issues for the eHMP project, and ensure that the community is well-informed and has the opportunity to participate in eHMP as part of the open source software initiative.

Special Community Calls on New VA RFIs

As many of you know, VA recently released a flurry of RFIs, including "VistA MUMPS Analysis Tooling”,  “VistA Commercialization” and “Supplemental Commercial Health Information Technology Platform”.  OSEHRA requested an extension on the first of these, but did not see the extension in time, and already submitted our response at Noon today.  The responses are now due on 4/19, 4/26, and 4/25, respectively.  

Re: [architecture][vista_js] RE: [architecture][vista_js] RE: [architecture][vista_js] Re: [EXTERNAL] [architecture][vista_js] Recording from the VistA.js Work Group meeting 12/15/2016

Thank you. Seong Ki

Seong K. Mun, PhD
President and CEO
Open Source EHR Alliance, Inc. (Non-Profit)
900 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203
www.osehra.org, 571-858-3201

On Jan 2, 2017, at 4:07 PM, peter li
wrote:

Here is the mp4 file (see attached) that doesn’t require proprietary player.

From now on OSEHRA will always send out mp4 recordings.

Thanks for letting us know about the software download issue at VA.

Digital Health Platform Website Launched

In October, the OSEHRA Community responded to an RFI in support of VA's Digital Health Platform Strategy (DHP).  According to the Office of Information and Technology, "DHP is a cloud-based technology platform integrating Veteran data from VA, military and commercial electronic health records (EHRs), applications, devices and wearables to a Veteran’s healthcare team in real-time."  Very recently, VA launched a website that shows the vision of DHP and provides individual story lines to illustrate the process.

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