Tampa, FL (April 27, 2017) Building on the momentum from the VA’s recent pilot of the VistA.js Data Federation Platform and Apex’s creation of a turn-key Cloud-based eHMP application development platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apex Data Solutions announced today that it has successfully deployed both platforms to Microsoft Azure.
“This capability comes at a critical time as VA leadership moves forward with its health care platform modernization efforts,” noted Gregory Matton, CEO of Apex Data Solutions. According to Mr. Matton, “supporting these open-source platforms in tandem with OSEHRA and Microsoft, will serve to open the doors for companies to assist the VA in achieving its health platform modernization goals.” “This new milestone can also play a critical role in integrating more scalable and interoperable solutions designed to support VA’s growing community-based care program and to address the increasing demands for managing that external patient data” said Mr. Matton.
The open-source VistA.js Data Federation Platform democratizes access to VistA data, using a Web-centric approach for accessing and aggregating data from the over 130 VistA instances deployed across the VA healthcare system. The Medication Reconciliation and Allergy Review (MRAR) Web application was the first clinical application to leverage the VistA.js platform and enables clinicians and patients to collaborate, review, and reconcile, a Veteran’s medications and allergies at the point of care, using real-time federated data across all VistA instances.
In furtherance of the VA’s and OSEHRA’s open-source initiatives, Apex transformed the VA’s Enterprise Health Management Platform (eHMP) development stack into a simple, manageable, and turn-key development platform. Apex has mitigated the challenges with installing and configuring the eHMP stack, thereby empowering developers to focus on eHMP-related development. Using the automated approach developed by the Apex team, the entire collection of eHMP servers and dependencies can be created quickly via a single command, on any Cloud computing platform, with a significant reduction in eHMP-related system resources necessary to support the eHMP development environment.
About Apex Data Solutions
Established in 2013, Apex Data Solutions, LLC is a pioneer and leader in enterprise architecture platforms and point-of-service data capture, data management, and data reconciliation solutions. For more information about Apex Data Solutions, its expertise, and the industries it serves, visit www.apexdatasolutions.net and www.apexdatasolutions.net/himss17.
OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. Founded in 2011, OSEHRA is a rapidly growing open source community with over 1,500 registered members representing 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing electronic health record software and related health information technology. OSEHRA hosts software repositories for applications such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA electronic health record. OSEHRA is a member of global industry associations including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Level 7 (HL7), and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).