2011-12-13 AWG Minutes

2011-12-13 AWG Minutes

13 December 2011 OSEHRA AWG AGENDA-Minutes


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  • 17 Sep 2011           Initial 2011 System Architecture baseline
  • 17 Dec 2011                  
    • validated  2011 System Architecture baseline
    • Product Baseline and Roadmap approach
    • Initial iEHR Software Development Kit (SDK)
    • DRAFT iEHR Services Platform (ESP) Conceptual Architecture
    • DRAFT iEHR Services Platform (ESP) Implementation Guide
  • 17 Mar 2012 “strawman” Product Definition and Roadmap
  • 17 Jun 2011  “ironman” Production Definition and Roadmap.
  • 01 Oct 2012  Product definition & certification for all 128 hospitals



               (Related slides & spread sheets are posted at the “Documents” link given above)

  1. Start: Introductions and Roll Call
  2. Minutes: Approve last week’s minutes and review/update this week’s agenda
  3. Action Items: review open action items
  4. Discussion: (slides at: http://www.osehra.org/node/47/content/documents
    • Lean SOA approach to Refactoring” by Edward Ost, Application Integration Technical Director, Talend, Open Integration Solutions, 301-666-1039,  eost@talend.com

Roger Baker, VA CIO on OSEHRA

SOURCE: http://govhealthit.com/news/4-questions-with-va-cio-roger-baker 29-Nov-11

Q: The Open Source Electronic Health Record Association (OSEHRA) is VA’s path to modernizing VistA and contributing to the DOD-VA integrated EHR. What is the progress in sharing code?
Baker: OSEHRA is progressing slightly ahead of schedule and slightly ahead of expectations. It has been stood up and has made the code available. We expect other organizations will contribute code and proprietary information to OSEHRA and that it will begin to produce capabilities sometime in calendar year 2012.
OSEHRA now is involved in the analysis of the refactoring or restructuring of VistA into something that is more easily modified by private sector organizations. That analysis will be posted in the open source community for comment before we move forward based on it. Internally, we’re quickly moving to the policy that every project we do related to VistA must be done through open source.

Q: How are department employees and contractors reacting to this change to open source?
Baker: The biggest issue is that this is going to cause VA internally to go through a real culture change in the way that we develop software for our medical records systems. The culture change is what we are pursuing at this point. Moving from a culture where we develop, we own, we decide what we’re going to do, to one where we’re working with lots of other interested parties on the technologies that we are moving forward is a culture change for a government organization. That includes all the work we’re moving forward with the iEHR as well.