OSEHRA Launches Plan VI

OSEHRA is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative to create an internationalized version of the VistA Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The effort, dubbed Plan VI, aims to expand VistA capability by making it compatible with various different languages and creating a reference implementation for global use. Click here to see our full press release

International participants from South Korea (Pusan University; SooSangST Co., Inc. and Kyungpook National University), China (Harbin Institute of Technology), and the Kingdom of Jordan (Electronic Health Solutions) have already joined U.S. Organizational Members DSS, Inc. and YottaDB, LLC in this exciting initiative. The result of this project will be a VistA version capable of storing and displaying information in any language using Unicode. It will specifically include Korean, Chinese, German, and Arabic and the intent is to showcase use of glyph-based languages, a European language that uses a decimal comma, and a right-to-left written language. Development will consist of three stages: the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) interface, VistA’s internal Fileman / Roll-and-Scroll interface, and the HL7 data transfer standard.

We expect this project group to grow rapidly. Click here learn more and join us in this exciting open source initiative.

Stay tuned for more information regarding a kick-off meeting.