Other VistA Adopters
Over the years, the VA VistA systems has been adopted by many healthcare organizations and tailored to meet their particular needs. Some examples of these include:
VistA & American Samoa—The American Samoan government successfully implemented the VistA system in the LBJ Tropical Medical Center.
VistA & D.C. Government—The D.C. government successfully implemented the VistA system in several of their major outpatient clinics. Additional sites are planning to use VistA, as funding permits.VistA & Oklahoma State Veterans Homes - Oklahoma is moving forward with plans to acquire and implement VistA/CPRS in their seven state-run veterans healthcare facilities. VistA has already been successfully implemented in four sites.
VistA Office EHR & HHS/CMS - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) collaborating on an initiative to transfer VistA, the VHA’s Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) system, to the private physician office setting. Targeted for release July 2005, the VistA-Office EHR system will be available to individual practices and the EHR industry.
VistA & National Hansen's Disease Centers—The National Hansen's Disease Programs (NHDP), based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is primarily responsible for inpatient and outpatient care and treatment of Hansen's disease (leprosy). In addition to the clinical programs in Baton Rouge, the NHDP also coordinates outpatient care for Hansen's disease patients throughout the U.S. at BPHC grant funded clinics as well as private physician offices. They brought up the Vista system in 1989 and updated their infrastructure in 2000. They have a patient database size of 16,082 patients.VistA & Indian Health Service (IHS)—VA and IHS have a long history of working jointly on health information technology. IHS has a system known as RPMS that has its roots in the VA VistA system.
VistA & Department of Defense (DoD)—VA and DoD have a long history of working together on health information technology projects. DoD has a system known as CHCS that has its roots in the VA VistA system.
VistA & State and Local Governments—VHA staff regularly provide information on VistA and arrange for demonstrations of the system to state, city, and county governments across the country that are interested in evaluating and possibly adopting the system.
VistA & International Healthcare Communities—A number of countries have either implemented VistA or have expressed an interest in evaluating and possibly implementing the system. These include: Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Panama, and others.