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vxJourney#1 - Introducing


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Introducing a collaboration environment to support the vxVistA Open Source community.

Introducing a collaboration environment to support the vxVistA Open Source community.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Fabian Lopez, PMP – PM & Conceptual Designer [email_address] Presenting February 26, 2010
  • 3. Step by Step…
    • Background
      • vxVistA = FOIA VistA + Enhancements
      • DSS, Inc. & Open Health Tools
      • The purpose
    • – A Collaboration Environment
      • Target Audience
      • Types of vxVistA modules (vxEnhancement Process)
      • Layout and Mockups
      • Confluence Platform concepts (page & space)
      • Key components demonstration
    • Q & A
  • 4. FOIA VistA & vxVistA
    • vxVistA is FOIA VistA that has been modified and enhanced by DSS, Inc. to work in non-VA healthcare delivery settings.
    • vxVistA is more than an Open Source EHR System.
    • Key Components of DSS vxVistA
      • vxVistA-OS(M)
      • vxCPRS (Computerized Patient Records System)
      • vxBCMA (Bar Code Medication Administration)
      • vxVitals Lite
      • vxGroupNotes
    • Key Enhancements
      • Prescription writing and printing
      • Laboratory Order Print with Bar Code
      • Pediatric Problem List changes
      • OB/GYN Problem List changes
    • VistA is an acronym for V eterans I nformation S ystem T echnology A rchitecture. Is a comprehensive system developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • VistA is a patient centric, longitudinal health record system with over 120 modules that manage clinical, administrative and business functions for hospitals and other type of healthcare facilities.
    • Few numbers related to the VistA System…
      • More than 1,000,000 lines of code
      • ~ 24,000 routines
      • 2,000 files
      • 20,000+ pages of Documentation
  • 5. DSS, Inc & Open Health Tools
    • About DSS, Inc.
      • DSS, Inc., the VistA Experts, is a 20-year-old company that specializes in healthcare IT solutions that enhance VistA EHRs. The company also develops and supplies integrated enhancements to the VistA system in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Services, Department of Defense and the private sector.
    • About Open Health Tools
      • Open Health Tools is a community of open source developers, health professionals, and an ecosystem that brings together members from the health and IT professions to create a common health interoperability framework, exemplary tools and reference applications to support health information interoperability.
  • 6. The purpose
    • Community-driven, Web-based Collaboration Environment to Promote Use and Knowledge of Open Source VistA EHRs
    • Hospitals, community health organizations, practices and other healthcare entities to benefit from VistA forums featuring best practice discussions and posts by thought leaders.
  • 7. Target Audience – A new challenge Interaction diversity – (low and high technical interaction in the same environment) JIRA – TaskDock adhocWorkflows Confluence Implementation Issues tracking Meetings reports Implementation Specialist TaskDocs, ad hoc Workflows JIRA+ GreenHopper Task Assignments, Workflows development Project Managers Confluence JIRA Requirements and Quality Assurance Product Manager QA Specialist JIRA + GreenHopper Crucible - FishEye Tracking bugs and implementing Agile Project Management Software Developers Confluence Gliffy Diagrams Balsamiq Mockup Recommending new modules, workflows or GUI Mockups Healthcare professionals Confluence Wiki Adaptavist Community Bubbles Looking for improvements on healthcare services, proposing new reports Patient Tool Activity Users
  • 8. The vxVistA Enhancement Process
  • 9. Structure People Area of Interest Press Room Media Library Learning Campus Community Developers vxVistA Banner Navigation menu Spotlight Section News News Site Navigation – Categories and Sections Recently Updated Ads Ads
  • 10. Home Page Mockup (Balsamiq) Voice of the Customer: Developing with the Atlassian Suite– January 28 th , 2010
  • 11. Product Page Mockup Voice of the Customer: Developing with the Atlassian Suite– January 28 th , 2010
  • 12. Workflow Diagram drawing tool (Gliffy) Voice of the Customer: Developing with the Atlassian Suite– January 28 th , 2010
  • 13.
  • 14. Key Components - Demonstration
    • Structure of a wiki page, a blog post and a space
    • Update your personal profile
    • Add pages
    • Create a blog post
    • All Forums
    • Propose a vxProject
    • Modules spaces
    • Resource Pool
    • Create GUI Mockup
    • Create information flow diagram
  • 15.
    • Questions?
    • Thanks!
    Fabian Lopez, PMP – Project Manager & Conceptual Designer [email_address]