Community Enablement Plan and White Paper

Utilize this group's resources to provide OSEHRA with feedback about its Community Enablement Plan and White Paper. Join Today! The next deadline for feedback is due by September 16, 2011.

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1st OSEHRA Corporate Member Quarterly Update Meeting ... Friday, 11 January 2013, 1:00 PM (EST)


Please accept our best wishes for a “Happy, Prosperous and Open” 2013.

On Friday, 11 January 2013 at 1:00 PM (EST), OSEHRA will convene our first Corporate Member Quarterly Update Meeting.  Attendees will include representatives from our industry, nonprofit and government organizational membership.

These virtual meetings will be conducted via WEBEX on the second Fridays of the month in January, April and July of 2013.

Community Enablement Working Group will be archived


Hello Community Enablement Working Group,

The OSEHRA Admin team has begun implementing the Working Group Restructuring plan that was published on this website on September 5th, 2012. In accordance with that plan, this group will be archived so that previous discussions and postings will still be available to view but members will be unable to comment or edit any further.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please email Administration at

OSEHRA Member Seeking to Immediately Hire Two VistA Software Developers


A member of OSEHRA,who is CEO of an Health IT firm in the Washington, D.C. area, is seeking to make 2 immemdiate hires of VistA software developers (Mumps and delphi preferred).  He is also seeking to identify VistA database developers, testers and trainers, beyond the immediate 2 developer requirement, for potential future hires.  

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact me at the email in my signature block below.  

Please Vote! ... VistA Extension Challenge 2012 ... Ends Monday, 10 September!



Please see message below from OSEHRA member and open source thought leader, Fabian Lopez ...

The VistA Extension Challenge 2012 has received 4 code submissions into its well designed online platform. 

Please review the submissions and vote as a member of OSEHRA.  

Remember ... Fabian is asking for your Vote ... Register your Opinion ... It is Important!

Thank you in advance, and ...




Hello OSEHRA Members,

The Administrative team has been working to make the Working Groups system more streamlined so that we can better support you. In order to do this, we'll be making some changes and we want your opinion!

Below is the full proposal of the New Working Group Restructuring Plan. Please submit your comments for review by attaching them to this discussion by September 14, 2012. We look forward to your commentary!

Thank you!

The Second Annual VISTA Expo is right around the corner!


An important message from our friend, Carol Monahan, Director of Strategy, VISTA Expertise Network, about the rapidly approaching VISTA Expo & Symposium.



The Second Annual VISTA Expo is right around the corner!

Envisioned enhancement process- example?

So, I'm trying to understand in what situations you envision using the "community initiated innovation" process  you have described.

For example, it would be useful for external software developers to be able to programmatically add patients through a RPC Broker call.  It is one of the most frequently asked questions on several current VistA community discussion sites. 

In theory, it is a pretty small scope, and the Astronaut version of Vista has actually implemented an RPC call as a add-on feature.  

No questions have been added to this group.

Community Enablement Plan

The purpose of this Community Enablement plan is to create the conditions under which a vibrant and active community of software developers will emerge poised to jointly develop and maintain the OSEHR System.  According to open source best practices, this community must be composed of a grassroots group of developers, coordinated by self-organized governance, and based on meritocratic principles.

No wikis have been added to this group.