The mission of the VistA js Work Group is to establish an Open Source community focused on enterprise architecture platforms and point-of-service data reconciliation, developing future-proof solutions that transform the raw digital data collected during provider-customer encounters into structured, usable data that materially enhances future interactions. Established around the VistA js product delivered as Open Source under the Apache License Version 2.0, this work group will provide guidance for the enhancement and evolution not only of VistA js, but also of the concepts of data federation and data democratization embodied in the VistA js product.
Released under an Apache 2.0 license and used in the VA’s Medication Reconciliation and Allergy Review (MRAR), Get the Data Back (GTBD), and Joint legacy Viewer (JLV), the potential of this data federation capability is just starting to be realized. Community contribution in the form of Open Source development as well as socializing emerging needs is what this Workgroup seeks to facilitate. It is through broadening exposure to the community of these data federation concepts that application of VistA js and its concepts can be matched to and satisfy existing and emerging data interoperability needs.
OSEHRA SUMMIT ACTIVITY:
Workgroup members will be giving presentations and providing round table discussion at the 2016 OSERHA Open Source Summit, taking place June 27th- 29th in Bethesda MD, in the Interoperability Track chaired by Chris Rhodes, VHA, in the Forest Glen room.
Session I: Viva La VistA Revolution! - The Democratization of VistA and Progress toward an Interoperable Enterprise Architecture
< > This session will discuss lessons learned from the ongoing VSA VistA.js project point to an era of rapid development of interoperability-savvy “integrations-as-a-service”.
< > Bob Calco, Chief Architect & Lead Developer at Apex Data Solutions
< > Tuesday, June 28 (1:30-3:00 pm ET)
Session II: VistA js - “Data Federation in the VA Today
< > Will discuss the current status of VistA Services Assembler program’s VistA.js in IOC now, with national rollout planned for later this year, and review challenges.
< > Guy Esten, Director, Portfolio Management & Open Source Initiatives at Apex Data Solutions
< > Tuesday, June 28 (3:15-3:45 pm ET)
Session II: VistA js Open Source Workgroup - “Guidance and Steering of Healthcare Data Federation Capabilities,”
< > This panel will discuss healthcare interoperability and the dynamics that drive or constrain interoperability in the healthcare marketplace, and field questions from the moderator and the audience.
< > Panel: LLC, David Whitten, CTO, World VistA, LLC, Jack Taylor, M.D., CMIO, BITS, Inc, Bob Calco, Apex Data Solutions, Moderator: Guy Esten, Apex Data Solutions,
< > Tuesday, June 28 (3:45-5:15 pm ET)