Office of Mental Health (OMH)

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CGI selected to modernize Electronic Medical Record system for the New York State Office of Mental Health

Press Release | CGI | September 18, 2013

New system paves the way for State to pursue new care models and develop next-generation disease classification coding Read More »

Job Opportunities - Join the deployment of VistA at the New York State Office of Mental Health

Luis Ibáñez | OSEHRA Blog | March 7, 2014

New York State is currently performing the largest deployment of VistA in the United States (outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs).This development is taking place at the Office of Mental Health (OMH), and it is bringing together State Government, Industry and Academia in an open and agile collaborative environment, creating the perf Read More »

NY State Office of Mental Health to Implement DSS vxVistA System

The rumors circulating at the OSEHRA Summit last week have now been confirmed. It has been officially announced here and here that the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) will be implementing Document Storage Systems (DSS) vxVistA electronic health record (EHR) system in 23 hospitals and 300 clinics across the state. The prime contractor for this enterprise-wide contract is CGI Group Inc. Read More »

Open Source Electronic Health Records For Education And Training

In spite of being very involved in the field of Health Informatics I only recently became aware of VistA for Education (VFE), which has all of the aforementioned attributes of an  excellent solution for EHR education purposes. VFE was developed as a result of a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to supplement the ONC Health Information Technology (HIT) curriculum. Electronic health records (EHRs) are more than just the electronic equivalent of paper-based health records. Electronic health data is easier to search, share and archive, compared to paper records. Additionally, EHRs can be embedded with clinical decision support to alert and remind physicians of patient safety and preventive medicine measures.

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State University of New York at Albany Launches VistA EHR Studies Program

The Albany Campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) has launched a new VistA EHR Studies program—the most comprehensive one of its kind in the United States. The program, which began on March 24, provides students the basis to learn and manage VistA’s fast-growing open source electronic health record (EHR) system. The decision to launch the full program follows a successful pilot course taught at the university this past fall. Read More »

The New York State Office of Mental Health Selects Document Storage Systems, Inc. vxVistA as New Electronic Health Record

Press Release | DSS, Inc. | September 17, 2013

Implementation of vxVistA to improve care delivery, enhance patient outcomes for New York-based mental health care patients Read More »

VistA Education Meeting - New VistA Class At SUNY Albany

Luis Ibanez | OSEHRA | February 25, 2014

New York State is currently performing the largest deployment of VistA in the United States (outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs).  This development is taking place at the Office of Mental Health (OMH), and it is bringing together State Government, Industry and Academia in an open and agile collaborative environment, creating the perfect conditions for promoting the growth of the VistA open source community. Read More »

VistA Is A Rival to Epic and Cerner in Major Deployments of EHR Systems

According to a recent article in Healthcare IT News, Intermountain Healthcare has just signed a multi-year contract to deploy Cerner electronic health record (EHR) systems. The article claims that "only two companies – Epic and Cerner – seem to be in competition for the large and complex deployments."  However, there is a third option that constantly goes unrecognized - the widespread deployment and use of the world reknowned 'open source' VistA system by large scale healthcare provider organizations in the U.S. and overseas. Read More »