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VistA Demo Appliance Debuts at WorldVistA Conference

The VistA Demo Appliance debuted at the First WorldVistA ( Educational conference at the Sewall Conference Center of Robert Morris University (RMU;, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, near the Pittsburgh International Airport. This breakthrough, leveraging virtual technology, makes it possible to install VistA Electronic Health Record (EHR) environments on PCs and is available at It provides access to the VA’s Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) for training personnel in hospitals and other health care organizations. “After installation and three mouse clicks, users immediately begin using Computer Patient Records System (CPRS),” says WorldVistA’s Peter Bodtke, who mobilized the project to develop the VistA Demo Appliance, “The VistA Demo Appliance is designed for non-technical people that want to start using VistA immediately.” The VistA Demo Appliance contains everything a needed to get started learning VistA.


Conference participants received presentations on several features of CPRS and of VOE (VistA Office EHR). RMU president Gregory Dell’Omo, Ph.D., welcomed meeting attendees. The conference hosts are Valerie J. Harvey, R.T.(R), Ph.D., chairwoman of the WorldVistA Education and Training Working Group, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and David Whitten, WorldVistA CTO, Houston, Texas. Among thee topics coverage today were installation, configuration, software life cycle issues, and community structure in developing and disseminating this software.



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If you would like more information about the First WorldVistA Education Conference, or to schedule an interview contact:

Contact: Joseph Dal Molin, VP Business Development
Tel.: 416.232.1206

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