One of our newest members, Microsoft Corporation, is sponsoring an open source project group to implement a proof of concept for VistA in the cloud. This proof of concept implementation, which will also include VA’s Electronic Health Management Platform (eHMP), will demonstrate the operation of VistA/eHMP and provide an opportunity to test interoperability, scalability, and security. The demonstration will be hosted on Microsoft Azure Government, which has been granted authority by VA to operate as FedRAMP High, the highest security rating available for government cloud computing.
Initial configuration and installation work has begun, and other OSEHRA members such as Apex Data Solutions, DSS, Inc., Liberty IT Solutions, Medicasoft, and Red Hat have already joined the rapidly-expanding project. Current plans call for a community progress report via webinar in May, and capability demonstrations during the 2017 OSEHRA Summit being held on June 13-15 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Maryland. Progress information will also be available on the project group page on the OSEHRA website. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.