Notes from the AMIA Symposium

Julia Weatherby wrote this wrap-up of the recent AMIA 2005 Fall conference. ‘…the conference was definitely not lacking for compelling sessions, especially those on planning for and managing disasters with health IT, and lessons learned implementing Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE). I caught a great demonstration of the VistA open source EHR stack and was impressed by the sophistication of the software, which appeared to do a good job of integrating patient data with medical images and lab reports. The graphical interface seemed to be user friendly and easy to navigate. I would like to learn more about its technology and the open source community supporting it…’

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