12th VistA Community Meeting
Apr 07, 2005 08:00 AM
Apr 10, 2005 06:00 PM
|Where||InterSystems Office, Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
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Twelfth VistA Community Meeting:
InterSystems Office, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Spring Conference: VistA tutorials, VistA installs & programming, WorldVistA strategy for 2005. sponsor: WorldVistA host: InterSystems Corporation
|Twelfth VistA Community Meeting|
7 - 10 April 2005
Boston, Massachusetts USA
host: InterSystems Corporation
VistA Community Meetings are working meetings.
Ultimately, the agenda of a VistA Community Meeting is driven by the interests of the participants. The first session is a round table where the participants introduce themselves and state their objectives for the meeting. The meeting's tracks are then finalized and working groups are formed. The groups work independently (often in the same room), with regular plenary sessions to review progress. The following are the common activities of VistA Community Meetings.
The meetings are opportunities to work hard--individuals are often there late into the evening--and also to interact with others from around the country, and sometimes around the world, who share an interest in improving the quality and affordability of healthcare through the use of the VistA OSFS stack.
A formal agenda will be posted soon.
Times: 9am - 5pm
The Boston meeting is organized around five tracks:
+$HOROLOG = 60000 -- Saturday night (April 9th, 5:00-10:00 p.m.) the New England M Users' Group (NEMUG) is holding a thank-you celebration for MUMPS pioneers. Many of the VistA Community Meeting attendees have also registered to attend the NEMUG event. If you would like to join us there, you must register for it separately at the NEMUG website by March 12th.
HotelsWe have contracted with the Cambridge Marriott for a group rate of $129 per night for April 5 to 11. This rate applies to single and double rooms, but is only guaranteed until March 15 after which it may or may not be extended -- that is up to the hotel. This hotel is a very short walk from the meeting site, approximately 2 blocks:
To make your reservation at the group rate call Marriott at 800-228-9290 and ask for the WorldVistA block. You can also book on-line by clicking here.
There is also a Cambridge Marriott Residence Inn quite close, which is one block over from to the
Marriott, which charges $127.00 per night for government employees. A few of us are staying there:
Residence Inn by Marriott
The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston is a 15 to 20 minute walk (~3/4 miles), a great place to stay when
the weather is nice. They have some newly renovated but slightly smaller than normal rooms which you can get for
$99.00 by asking for the "Individual Travelers Room Type":
Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
The Hotel Marlowe, which is a funky boutique hotel with all the modern conveniences, is across
the street from the Royal Sonesta:
The Hotel@MIT is also an option, though more distant:
Public DocumentsOne document provided at the Meeting is the VistA Institute Proposal, produced by the Pacific Telehealth and Technology Hui. The Author of this document requests feedback about details of this proposal.
This conference is free of charge for anyone who wants to attend. However, WorldVistA asks that you consider
making a $50.00 donation to help defray the cost of organizing this meeting. If you are interested in donating
to WorldVistA, you may do so using the link below, or in person at the meeting, or you may mail a check or money
order payable to WorldVistA to our treasurer's office:
WorldVistA is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, incorporated March 18, 2002 in the state of California, in the United States of America. We are organized and operated exclusively for educational, charitable, and scientific purposes as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. On February 13, 2003 the U.S. Internal Revenue Service determined that we are exempt from federal income tax. Donations to WorldVistA are tax deductible.