on the availability of the VA VistA medical record system in a
"A company launched by the founder of Linux Medical News is making the VA VistA software available in the cloud for the first time.
Ignacio Valdes is a psychiatrist based in Houston,. He calls his company Astronaut Vista, so naturally the name for the enabling software is Astronaut Shuttle.
Shuttle was developed by open source health IT advocate Fred Trotter, who offered details on his blog last week.
Trotter admitted that VistA has been difficult to get working. Having it available as Software as a Service (SaaS), in the Amazon cloud, eliminates that problem.
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