Astronaut has released Astronaut-CPRS with vCardDAV demographics support. The new client allows drag and drop patient demographic registration as well as vCardDAV export of patient demographic information. Patients can send their information from a smartphone or email for quick and easy registration. Astronaut will lead an effort to make this interoperability industry-wide across, scheduling, billing, ordering portals and more.
The new Astronaut-CPRS client can be found here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/astronaut/files/Astronaut%20VistA%20Client%20Installers/ BETA/astronaut_clients.BETA.15.11.19.exe/download
To use, simply open the patient selection box and drag and drop a vCardDAV file onto it and release. The Add patient dialog box will open already populated with the vCardDAV file information available. See screenshot below. Export is from the Tools menu.
Astronaut in conjunction with major medical organizations will be leading an industry wide effort to support drag and drop patient demographic registration interoperability on all Health Information Technology systems including and especially billing, scheduling, and ordering web portals.