VA

open source in government
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the second largest agency of the US federal government. It employs more than 280,000 people, and with an annual budget close to $150 billion it provides health care services to close to 8.7 million patients, and benefits to close to 23 million veterans... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Mar 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
OSHERA
A great deal of excitement is in the air, anticipating OSCON 2012. At the healthcare track, this year we will be sharing the latest news and upcoming plans for OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Records Agent. This young organization was set up last year by the US Department of Veterans... Read more
5 comments Posted 13 Jul 2012 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Department of Veterans Affairs goes social
In an effort to help break down long-perceived barriers between the Department of Veterans Affairs and its stakeholders, the VA announced that it has established Facebook pages for all 152 of its medical centers. By leveraging Facebook, the department hopes to continue expanding access to the VA... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
The VA has released a draft RFP to create a new open source project around their electronic health record system, VistA. This is a landmark event for both the VA and the open source community. The need for cheap and robust EHR systems is clear, and the VA has one of the leading platforms.... Read more
11 comments Posted 5 Apr 2011 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Over the last couple years, many of us involved with open source in government have had discussions about what it means for citizen coders to become involved in state, local and federal efforts. There are all kinds of legal, ethical, and logistics questions that haven't been answered. Everyone... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed