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Medsphere's OVID Makes Vista-Derived Solutions Java-Ready

05/14/2010

New white paper shows how OpenVista Interface Domain preserves power and stability of proven code, and provides Java platform on which software developers can build OpenVista EHR enhancements, mobile healthcare apps and more



In a new white paper entitled From MUMPS to Java, Medsphere Systems Corporation today provided both explanation and application for a significant technological development.

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Subtitled OVID Unleashes Power of Open-source Health IT, the paper details how the new OpenVista Interface Domain (OVID) leverages the proven power and stability of VistA to facilitate an ecosystem oriented around advancing health IT quickly and affordably.

Medsphere's OpenVista solution, the industry's leading open-source electronic health record, is derived from the Veterans Administration's award-winning VistA EHR system.

'Battle-tested' by the VA, VistA requires configuration and modification training and expertise like any enterprise clinical IT solution. Through the use of OVID, Medsphere repackages OpenVista capabilities as services accessible from Java or other programming languages. OVID effectively opens up a platform on which to build or enhance health IT applications.

OVID gives VistA-derived systems new potential

"Simply put, OVID pumps VistA-derived systems full of new potential to improve medicine and healthcare delivery," said white paper co-author Edmund Billings, MD. "Java developers can build on top of OpenVista without having to touch the underlying server code. OVID makes a beloved workhorse cool and frees developers of layered applications from the need to have deep expertise."

In the paper, Billings and co-author Ben Mehling explain how the new platform effectively extends the power and reach of OpenVista to millions of Java, Web Services and other programmers. Empowered by OVID, these independent developers are free to innovate around the OpenVista platform and create healthcare applications that expand its impact and improve clinical outcomes.

As co-founder of Oceania, Billings helped pioneer the development of electronic medical records. Now, as Medsphere's chief medical officer and executive vice president for product, he is working to make open-source EHRs a genuine change agent in the ongoing transformation of healthcare.

"The white paper shows how OVID is already extending VistA's power by supporting development of Web-based applications and a more robust collaborative community in the Healthcare Open Source Ecosystem," added Mehling, director of advanced technology at Medsphere.

"A hundred years ago you had to be a mechanic to drive a car, and now millions of drivers can barely change the oil," says K.S. Bhaskar who authored the foreword to the OVID white paper. "OVID makes it unnecessary for application developers to have deep knowledge of either VistA or the M technology platform." Bhaskar is senior vice president at FIS and manager of GT.M, an open source database engine enabling fully open source VistA deployment stacks; OpenVista deployed on GT.M and Linux is a 100 percent open-source VistA stack.

Mehling, who also directs Medsphere's Ecosystem, and Bhaskar, co-founder of WorldVistA, a 501 non-profit organization dedicated to VistA, will discuss OVID as part of a panel discussion entitled Introduction to Open-source VistA at OSCON 2010 (Reilly Open Source Conference), July 22, in Portland, Ore.

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