Installing VistA

Install FOIA VistA

FOIA VistA is VistA as supplied by the Freedom of Information Act from the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

Install FOIA VistA on Caché Via CACHE.DAT File

  1. Download the latest version of the CACHE.DAT (monthly update) - see FOIA VistA CACHE.DAT binary releases
  2. Install InterSystems Caché (if it is not already installed)
  3. Install CACHE.DAT into Caché

Install FOIA VistA on Caché or GT.M via FOIA VistA-M Git Repository

The CACHE.DAT binary is intended only for installation on a InterSystems Caché server. For installation of FOIA VistA on a GT.M or Caché server, OSEHRA provides a repository containing the VistA M components. Note that the VistA-M repository does not have the Caché classes contained in the CACHE.DAT file.

  • VistA-M.git: FOIA VistA M Components (raw .m and .zwr)

​Instructions on installing FOIA VistA are provided below.

For Caché system

For GT.M system

Set Up the OSEHRA Testing Environment and Run Tests

For instructions to set up the OSEHRA testing environment and run tests

FOIA VistA End User Clients

See the install clients page.

Install OSEHRA VistA

OSEHRA VistA is FOIA made usable and contains community enhancements.

Install OSEHRA VistA on Caché Via CACHE.DAT File

OSEHRA VistA is only distributed in vendor-independent formats. You need to use the git repo method below for installing FOIA VistA.

Install OSEHRA VistA on Caché or GT.M via VistA-M Git Repository

For installation of OSEHRA VistA on a GT.M or Caché server, OSEHRA provides a repository containing the VistA M components. Note that the VistA-M repository does not have the Caché classes contained in the CACHE.DAT file.

  • VistA-M.git: OSEHRA VistA M Components (raw .m and .zwr)

​Instructions on installing OSEHRA VistA are provided below.

For Caché system

For GT.M system

Set Up the OSEHRA Testing Environment and Run Tests

For instructions to set up the OSEHRA testing environment and run tests

OSEHRA VistA End User Clients

See the install clients page.

Install vxVistATM

vxVistATM is produced by DSS Inc. It contains a lot of enhancements intended for commercial customers. More information about it can be found here.

Install vxVistATM on Caché Via CACHE.DAT File

Download the latest version of vxVistA available to the open source community from here. This is a zip file; the path to the CACHE.DAT is: /vxVistA OS Cache DAT for Windows/DBRoot/V15/. Under the documentation folder, you will find install documentation. Follow that documentation to install vxVistATM on Windows.

Install vxVistA VistA on Caché or GT.M via VistA-M Git Repository

For installation of vxVistATM on a GT.M or Caché server, OSEHRA provides a repository containing the vxVistA M components.  Note that the vxVistA-M repository does not have the Caché classes contained in the CACHE.DAT file. 

​Instructions on installing vxVistATM are provided below.

For Caché system

For GT.M system

Once you are done with that, follow this link to continue, with two changes:

  1. After running ^ZTMGRSET, set ^%ZOSF("ZVX")="VX"
  2. Use the clients supplied in the vxVistA download link.

vxVistA End User Clients

See the install clients page.

Install RPMS

RPMS is the system that is used by the Indian Health Service. It uses the same infrastructure as VistA.

Install RPMS on Caché Via CACHE.DAT File

You can download RPMS from here. You will find many available revisions. Download the latest one. Once you unzip the zip file, go to the documentation folder and follow the instructions found in the README file.

Install RPMS on Caché or GT.M via VistA-M Git Repository

For installation of RPMS on a GT.M or Caché server, OSEHRA provides a repository containing the RPMS M components.  Note that the RPMS-M repository does not have the Caché classes contained in the CACHE.DAT file. 

​Instructions on installing RPMS are provided below.

For Caché system

For GT.M system

After doing this, continue with the documentation in the RPMS download for configuration of RPMS.

RPMS End User Clients

See the install clients page.