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.

Group Email: 

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RGI transition to PwC

With the recent acquisition of Ray Group International by PricewaterhouseCoopers, our team would like to personally assure the open source community that our project team remains the same, our contractual objectives and projects haven't changed, and our level of service remains unaltered.

Our team looks forwards to continuing our current efforts in collaboration with your support.

Re: [voldemort] why not add repositories to Volemort?

I couldn't agree more Tom. The reason for no repository in this first VDM pass is administrative: any data store would have to be chosen and validated for use inside the VA. In order to get on with (system) data-analysis, it was decided to leave the ins and out of such plumbing decisions to later, just grab data, cache it on disk and process from there and the code is designed so that a data store can be slotted in later. I like this order - focus on content, see how far it gets you and then upgrade the infrastructure. On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Tom Munnecke wrote:

why not add repositories to Volemort?

Last January, I proposed an architectural component I called a Foundation that would serve as a repository for everything required to operate an instance of a VistA or VistA-like installation.  I proposed that this repository be available as a SPARQL endpoint, allowing standardized access into one instance, or comparison of multiple versions; such as comparing a VistA and CHCS instance.  The repository would also serve as an archive for future activities, to study the evolution of the instance over time, showing upgrades, changes to coding systems (e.g.

An open invitation to join the Fileman/Lab Agile Project (FLAP):

VA has recently funded a small project to be completed by T3 Tiger Tech, with sub-contracting provided by the VISTA Expertise Network. This project will use already-completed open-source improvements, and some new code, to create and distribute a new version of the VISTA File Manager (Fileman) package. This in turn will enable future development of VISTA Lab and Fileman.

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.) Will Donate the DSS Patient Search Tool Extension to OSEHRA as an OS Apache License

Juno Beach, FL, October 16, 2012 – As a major sponsor of the Open Source Electronic Health Record (EHR) Community, DSS, Inc. is pleased to release the DSS Patient Search Tool Extension and Launcher to the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) via the Apache 2.0 Open Source license. This tool enables clinicians and researchers who use the VistA EHR to quickly search a patient’s entire electronic record for free text data that might otherwise be scattered throughout the chart. DSS, Inc.

OSEHRA Member Seeking to Immediately Hire Two VistA Software Developers

Colleagues,

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!

 

Colleagues,

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 ...

ENJOY!

OSEHRA Member Seeking to Immediately Hire Two VistA Software Developers

Colleagues,

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!

 

Colleagues,

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 ...

ENJOY!

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