VistA is open source medical records software for both small clinics and large medical centers. Features include standard progress note templates, clinical reminders, graphing, and immunization history. Clinics and medical centers use vistA to improve health quality and better manage health care delivery.
vistA is freely availabe for download on the WorldvistA website and a number of other affiliate sites.
Pros: Easy to use. Useful and reliable. Connected to national databases.
Cons: Writing prescriptions can be challenging, and finding external records can be difficult.
Bottomline: vistA is practical and reliable, is scalable to any sized medical organization, and is very inexpensive to manage and install.
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vistA Key Information:
Fishers, Indiana, US
1 (416) 232-1206
Plone Foundation, PO Box 431, Fishers, IN 46038, USA
Is there a vistA free trial?
vistA is freely available for download on the website.
Where can I find the vistA login?
Go to worldvista.org and click "Login" in the top right corner of the homepage, or sign in directly here.
What are some vistA alternatives?
It has enabled measurable improvements in health outcomes and is central to our ability to deliver high quality lifetime care to a large and varied Veteran population.
VistA/CPRS worked, but it was clunky! The process for writing a non-VA prescription was a nightmare. Trying to find outside medical records was a whole night of nightmares. And, you could populate an entire note with templated data objects and not actually need to enter anything about the actual current patient encounter.
Vista is a pain, but you could get what you need.