Astronaut, LLC announces Astronaut VistA Shuttle™ EHR Beta

December 18th, 2009 Houston, Texas

Astronaut, LLC announces the Astronaut VistA Shuttle™ Electronic Health Record Beta.

Astronaut, LLC Announces Astronaut VistA Shuttle™ Beta program.  Astronaut VistA Shuttle™ allows health care facilities, educators, developers, and physicians to start and manage encrypted, affordable, cloud based instances of Astronaut VistA Electronic Health Record (EHR) in minutes. This Beta is the first offering of a cloud-based Veterans Affairs VistA EHR with many enhancements. Astronaut, LLC offers both WorldVistA™ and OpenVistA™ based editions.

The Astronaut™ VistA Installer is already the simplest way to start using the VistA EHR. The Astronaut VistA Installer turns an installation process that used to take months into an hour or less. Now Astronaut Shuttle™ uses pre-configured Amazon Machine Images (AMI) with Astronaut VistA pre-installed in minutes with secure disk and client traffic encryption included. The Astronaut VistA AMI images are available starting at $30+server(~$62)+bandwidth per month (or approximately $100/month total based on usage). This includes full disk and client traffic encryption, access to support tickets on a per ticket purchase basis, and basic instructional videos.  More services will be coming soon! Sign-up information can be found here:

With the release of the Astronaut VistA Shuttle™ Beta, Astronaut LLC is leaving stealth mode and announcing an innovative VistA-focused company. Astronaut LLC is releasing the most innovative, stable, and easy to use Astronaut VistA EHR platform yet. Astronaut VistA EHR currently comes in both WorldVistA™ and Medsphere’s OpenVistA™ editions (not official releases of these organizations).  Both VistA EHR versions are based directly on the Veterans Affairs VistA hospital information system.  Astronaut LLC is making VistA accessible, affordable and easy to install.

The inspiration for the name “Astronaut VistA” is twofold. Astronaut, LLC is headquartered in Houston, Texas, near NASA mission control. Second, Astronauts make extremely complex technology and science applied in a high-pressure environment into something that looks easy and fun. Astronaut intends to make VistA into something that any clinician can easily enjoy while positioning its users and products to achieve ARRA certification and “meaningful use”.  CEO and President Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS, states: “Astronaut, LLC was formed to benefit society through innovative and affordable Electronic Medical Record software based on standard, proven products. The future is here. Astronaut provides software that greatly improves the functionality and user experience for VistA in the private sector.”

Convenient and affordable access to Astronaut VistA EHR is available now.


Contact information:
Astronaut, LLC
3519 Blue Bonnet,
Houston, Tx 77025