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My writings and software

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My software

Most software I have written is in MUMPS due to my involvement in VISTA and RPMS. In the same arena, I have written software in C#, Javascript/HTML, Delphi and Java. Prior to getting involved in medical software, I wrote some stuff in ASP.net. I have some minor contributions in Python and C.

These are some of the big open source projects that I worked on.


UTF-8 and VISTA (outdated now; see Plan VI below)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Plan VistA Internationalization (Plan VI)

The summary of all this work can be found here.


A sizable collection of VISTA and RPMS set-up articles can be found on my page on Vistapedia.

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Installing VistA

  1. Install Cache
  2. Install GT.M
  3. Install VistA on GT.M
  4. Initialize VistA
  5. Setup Clinics
  6. Setup MAS Parameters
  7. Setup Wards
  8. Admit Patients to Hospital
  9. Update a VistA System
  10. Set-up HL7 in VistA

Educational Resouces on VistA