West Virginia ‘Open for Business’ to VistA, RPMS and Other Open Source Healthcare Solutions

The Governor’s strategic plan for improving healthcare in West Virginia was just completed and published in April 2007. The HealthyWV Strategic Plan describes what the state intends to do to improve healthcare in the state over the next 5-10 years. This article describes several major initiatives being undertaken to install the ‘open source’ VistA and/or RPMS electronic health record (EHR) system in healthcare facilities across the state of West Virginia.