News About OSEHRA, VistA and Open Source
By Open Health News | Apr 11, 2016
The OSEHRA community today submitted a response to the "Draft Open Source Policy for Federal Agencies" released by the White House on March 10.
By iHealthBeat | Jan 5, 2016
Congress has authorized about $233 million for an ongoing effort to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health record system,
By Seong K. Mun, PhD | Sep 22, 2015
The IBM Center for The Business of Government is a successful advocate for the improvement of the effectiveness of government business that focuses on the future of operation and management.
Hon S. Pak, MD, FAAD | Sep 15, 2015
36 hour hackathon to harness the ideas and creativity of talented computer science students from across the country to develop apps that can help tackle key issues with PTSD.
By Phil Shapiro | April 12, 2012
We can come up with better rules for this game, much better rules.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | Jan 18, 2015
Google will assist in delivering innovative and cost-efficient EHR for the Defense Department, PwC says.
By Adam Mazmanian | Oct 29, 2014
DHMSM bidding team includes OSEHRA members and open source VistA-based solution.
By Megan DeGruttola l September 17, 2014
This year OSEHRA hosted more speakers and sessions than ever before.
Open source software has moved from experiment to mainstream.
By Lacey Thoms l September 9, 2014
Healthcare businesses are employing the technology because they stand to save millions.
By Bernie Monegain l September 8, 2014
Leverages investments already made by the government into the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance.
By Edmund Billings l September 4, 2014
The Open Source business model offers healthcare a roadmap to use in transforming health IT and improving the level of care provided.
By Marlin Marketing l August 25, 2014
The overall best-ranked EHR system available, VistA, is open-source and can be absolutely free in many locations.
Open source is everywhere nowadays and not just in the software industry.
By Leslie Kane; Neil Chesanow l July 15, 2014
VA-CPRS tops EHRs overall.
By Bryan Behrenshausen l July 7, 2014
Sandler advocates for access to the software on which our lives depend.
By Edmund Billings | July 2, 2014
Without a doubt, the death of American veterans as a result of the VA waitlist debacle is tragic and unacceptable. The Obama administration must move quickly and deliberately to fix the underlying problems and restore faith in the agency.
By Jono Bacon | June 25, 2014
The open source world has been through a significant period of change in the last fifteen years.
By Jono Bacon | June 9, 2014
The computerized scheduling system at the Veterans Health Administration didn't receive a clean bill of health from Veterans Affairs Department audit report released Monday, but among the contributing factors to the VA's highly publicized scheduling woes, problems with computers ranked fairly low.
By David A. Wheeler | May 8, 2014
This paper (and its supporting database) provides quantitative data that, in many cases, using open source software / free software (abbreviated as OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS) is a reasonable or even superior approach to using their proprietary competition according to various measures.
By David Perera | April 4, 2014
The high-profile attention open source adoption within the Veterans Affairs Department received from some now-retired political appointee executives was a spur to action – but also led over the past year to worries that with those executives gone, open source would no longer be a priority.
By Luis Ibáñez | April 3, 2014
The Albany Campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) has launched a new VistA EHR Studies program—the most comprehensive one of its kind in the United States.
Who would like to hear a great story about the power of open source?
By Patrick Ouellette | November 15, 2013
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the open source IT community have paired up to prove the benefits of fixing technical security flaws within an open source system.
Tom Sullivan, Editor | August 26, 2013
OSEHRA CEO Seong Mun: "There’s a growing appreciation of open source."
While the Defense Department continues its procurement process for an electronic health record, the custodial agent established by the Veterans Affairs Department to manage the open source aspects of iEHR is preparing for its third annual summit.
How the economics of open source make sense for large scale, national healthcare infrastructure projects.
By Greg Slabodkin | February 25, 2013
Although the Veterans Affairs Department and Defense Department are no longer working together to create a single integrated electronic health record system, the VA's open source EHR custodial agent nevertheless plans to submit a response to DoD's Feb. 8 request for information for a new Medical Electronic DoD Integrated Core System.
By Andrew Aitken | October 31, 2012
Last week I was fortunate to both attend and present at OSEHRA’s first annual Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop.
Mary Mosquera, Contributing Writer | October 18, 2012
WASHINGTON – Open source software is catching on and taking a bigger role in solving health system challenges and to accelerate innovation in the VistA electronic health record system at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Mike Miliard, Managing Editor | October 16, 2012
Document Storage Systems has released to the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent an open source tool that enables clinicians who use the VistA EHR to search a patient's record for free text data that might otherwise be scattered throughout the chart.
By Matthew McCall | October 1, 2012
According to the oral history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, of which I have been an attentive listener over the years, once upon a time, innovation ruled the land.
By Roger A. Maduro | May 20, 2012
The open source strategy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was the focus of the recent Open Source Think Tank Conference in Napa, California held April 12-14. This conference, sponsored...
By Mark Driver | November 15, 2011
Virtually all adopters expect significant ROI advantages from open-source technologies, yet most find that results vary from project to project. Here, we examine the foundation behind the open-source ROI proposition, and examine specific examples of successful open-source ROI scenarios.
By Fred Trotter | October 19, 2011
Veterans Affairs launches its electronic health record system as an open-source project.
Apache Web Server, GNU/Linux Operating System, MySQL Database, Mozilla’s Firefox Browser. All pillars among the open-source community.
By Fahmida Y. Rashid | February 8, 2011
While reducing costs remains a primary factor for adopting open-source software, businesses are increasingly seeing it as a way to gain a competitive advantage, according to a new Gartner survey.