VOLDEMORT Comparison Tool

The Open Source Electronic Health Record (EHR) Services project, led by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC)* on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will assist in the development of a VistA comparison tool called VOLDEMORT (Validation of Links, Data Dictionaries, Environment Routines, MUMPS code, Options, Routines and Templates). This tool will be used to identify differences between the open source EHR application (VistA-FOIA) and Production VistA instances in VA hospital and clinics.

This project’s objective is related to the need for an intimate understanding of the VistA architecture and code, and methodologies for analyzing and restructuring VistA code, data, and metadata. 

Throughout the duration of the project, best practices of open source software and community involvement will be upheld. All developed software will be undergo certification via compliance with OSEHRA’s code contribution requirements.

Most of VOLDERMORT's documentation along with its code and discussions on how to use it are hosted on its GITHUB.

Please feel free to check out our other projects for more information on our integrated efforts:

VistA System Test Platform

EHR Refactoring Services

Eclipse Plug-In

*Disclaimer: Ray Group International (RGI) was acquired by PwC, LLP early in November 2012. Please note that all webinars, presentations, etc. prior to November 2012 may contain RGI references and branding. The team has not changed, and the work being performed and quality of that work remains the same.

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View this email in your browser (http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c9c81a7840ac359fec02ec43b&id=427cbfc34f&e=2822d78260) ** MarkLogic World Tour Baltimore ------------------------------------------------------------ ** June 19th ------------------------------------------------------------ MarkLogic powers Healthcare.gov. Healthcare.gov turned the corner a couple of months after it launched to enroll a record 7.1 million Americans. CMS led this transformation with an iron will and some great technology choices.

We've reached the end of the line.

The Open Source EHR Services Project has finally come to an end, including all refactoring and API development, the VistA System Test Platform Project, Eclipse Plug-in Tool Project, and VOLDEMORT Tool Project. We want to thank you all for all of your dedicated following and input that have influenced each project's success and contributions to the open source community.

Pictures from the OSEHRA Summit

In the spirit of "openness", I took a collection of pictures throughout the OSEHRA event, all of which are available for download at no cost.  (BTW, I have a lot of pictures of participants in addition to the speakers).

You will find them on my website at http://www.kenrubinphotography.com    Look at the "Featured" albums.

To download, select the images you like from the OSEHRA event and choose "Buy".  You will not be charged.

Comments welcomed and appreciated.

VA testing cash prizes to improve its health record system - FederalNewsRadio.com


Please see and hear an interview released today by Federal News Radio on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) initiative to use contests as an important strategy to reduce risk in acquiring open source compatible health information technology.  

In this interview, Roger Baker, CIO, VA, persuasively describes why this groundbreaking new way of doing business has important implications for the iEHR, VBMS and federal health IT acquisition strategy going forward ...

VOLDEMORT V1.0.0 for 2012

Christmas is coming and the project saddled with the world's longest acronym has reached its first version milestone. V1.0.0 of VOLDEMORT is now on GitHub along with all its code and documentation. 

V1.0.0 uses the latest OSEHRA FOIA as the baseline or "GOLD" VistA against which it compares others. The release not only distinguishes schema differences between VistAs - old, novel, common, to be deleted, refashioned - it also notes corruption in VistA data dictionaries. 

Some links:

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.  

VOLDEMORT - the first code

This coming Monday, the first code should post on OSEHRA's about-to-be-created VOLDEMORT ("longest acronym ever") GIT repository. The focus for the first pass is FileMan schema comparison, in particular how does a particular VistA's schema differ from that of a GOLD VistA. What is "GOLD"? For now, it's FOIA until the VA stamps a set of files and code as the VOLDEMORT GOLD master.

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 ...


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