There is always myths that surround the Veterans Affairs (VA) VistA Electronic Health Record. I have not found a compendium of these myths and the facts so I wrote this list. As well I was partially inspired by Fred Trotter’s recent ‘Antiquated or Proven?’ response to a detractor of VistA. Please feel free to add to this list by replying below.
Myth: The VA is �getting rid of�, �abandoning�, �phasing out� VistA.
RPMS may be an alternative to VistA that you may want to consider. If one were looking to acquire and implement a comprehensive “open source” electronic health record (EHR) system, serious consideration should be paid to the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) used by the Indian Health Service (IHS). RPMS is an adaptation of the VistA health information system originally developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), modified to meet the needs of IHS. RPMS is an integrated health information system ideally suited for implementation in healthcare facilities of varying sizes and complexity. Patients treated at IHS facilities tend to include a diverse mix of all age patients, males and females. While RPMS is deployed at many IHS inpatient facilities, it is more heavily utilized in ambulatory care settings.
Akaza Research announces that it has completed a comprehensive onsite training for the Kemri-Wellcome Research Programme for using the OpenClinica Enterprise platform for its clinical research activities in Kenya.
KEMRI-Wellcome Research Programme in Kenya Trained on OpenClinica
(Kilifi, Kenya) July 5, 2007 – Akaza Research, the leading provider of OpenClinica clinical software, announces that it has completed a comprehensive onsite training for the KEMRI-Wellcome Research Programme for using the OpenClinica Enterprise platform for its clinical research activities in Kenya.