Re: [openhealth] FOIAVistA SemiVivA 20060615 available
- I am absolutely serious - critiques, comments and questions regarding my
work are *always* welcome.
My goal with the FOIA VistA SemiVivA, VivitA and VivA releases is simply
to repackage an existing VistA confguration, and not to create a new
configuration. I would be as successful creating a new VistA
configuration as I would be climbing a mountain, since I lack either
skill. Give me a VistA configuration, however, and I can package it so
that it is easy to install and run.
In any case, FOIA VistA is like a blank slate - it is unconfigured
VistA. While configuring it may not be straightforward, many others
have done so successfully following instructions on the Internet, and
with assistance from members of the hardhats list. But there is not a
single document that does it all.
VistA is configured by running VistA. If you get to a GTM> prompt
following the instructions in the firefox window that comes up on boot
up, and are able to execute commands like "Do ^XUP" to get into VistA
Fileman then my packaging is a success,
Under the theory that it is better to light a candle than to curse the
darkness, if you think that a healthcare information system that
includes a realtime electronic health record might be useful to primary
care practices in Sri Lanka (or whatever area your personal expertise is
in), perhaps you could organize and lead a team to create and document
an appropriate VistA configuration?
Nandalal Gunaratne wrote:
> You said:
> > As always, critiques, comments and questions are
> > welcome.
> Are you serious?
> If you are, let me request that a document on how to
> use this, once installed, with a real example, with
> screenshots where necessary be put up. Without this it
> is useless. The LiveCD you kindly sent me was not
> helpful for the above reason.
> The questions asked in this forum also show what I am
> talking about. You said:
> "I don't know enough about VistA to tell you how to
> run it. For that, you will need to join the mailing
> This is not quite OK. Do you know anyone who will
> write a document specific to your downloadable
> version? I am sure if we can get it working, we can
> send you some documentation for the WorldVistA version