Astronaut Outlines 2010-2011 VistA Challenges at VCM

Fairfax, VA — Astronaut, LLC chief Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS at the VistA Community Meeting 2010-2011 VistA Community Challenges.  “Setting clear, written, measurable goals is nearly always a key ingredient for achieving success. With that in mind I propose that this community sets its goal on 100 new, functioning with real patients and practitioners clinical VistA instances in the private sector in 2010.”  He adds that the VistA community its members, entities and vendors is poised to do exactly that.

He further adds that 1000 new, functioning with real patients and practitioners clinical
VistA instances in the private sector is attainable in 2011. “If you achieve or know of a new, functioning with real patients and practitioners clinical VistA instances in the private sector in 2010-2011, please send it to me privately if you and/or the instance wishes to remain confidential but do not mind aggregate publishing.

“I look forward to this community genius, cooperation, and just plain hard work in achieving these goals.”

Astronaut Announces VistA Installer Suite 0.9-5 Beta

Houston, Texas — Astronaut, LLC announces the latest edition of its Astronaut VistA Installer Suite Beta version 0.9-5 (Third Stage). This release adds many features including an all modular, upgradeable and extensible architecture. This means that automatic and semi-automatic upgrading and extension on a large scale can be done. Out-of-the-box backup and restore capability is included as well as many new TMG-CPRS features such as template calculation and html form rendering. The VistA-Config administration tool adds stability and improved workflow for frequently used user management.

This Beta test schedule subject to change is expected to last approximately a month with general availability.  Beta testing instructions can be found in the README-First file  here.