[olug] The other VistA - Free and Open Source Electronic Medical Record Software

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 18:12:15 UTC 2006

On 12/9/06, Dave Thacker <dthacker9 at cox.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 December 2006 20:11, Rob Townley wrote:
> > In case you weren't aware, the Electronic Medical
> > Record Software systems used at the VA Hospital and the Indian
> > Health Service are free and open source.  The IHS
> > branch was forked to include pediatrics.  It is called
> > VistA and of course, is not at all to be confused with Microsoft
> > VistA.  Most every doctor i have spoken with likes it,
> > but i am not sure how well it could be modified to
> > work in a extremely fast paced specialty private practice.
> >
> The (mis) adventures of a VistA vendor.....
> http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/interview_with_fred_trotter_the_medsphere_saga
> DT

Thank You!  That is an excellent read!

I didn't hear that Dr. Notes was withholding patient records until the
medical provider paid a subscription fee.  Interesting con of the ASP
model.  Next time you are in a Doctor's office, mention that the VistA
software is FOSS.

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