News & Press Release Details
April 21, 2006



The Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui (“Hui”) announced the development of an exciting Hui OpenVista interface to X-Link, a middleware that connects practice management applications. This interface to X-Link enables Hui OpenVista to communicate with a variety of third-party practice management, laboratory and prescription systems.

Hui OpenVista, a non-proprietary, open-source healthcare information system, is based on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) enterprise-wide VistA ® system made available to the public through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The Hui contracted with Easy Business Software, developers of X-Link, and Blue Cliff, Inc., a VistA software developer, to build the interface to the X-Link middleware. With this new interface, Hui OpenVista is now able to exchange data between Hui OpenVista and practice management systems used to automate patient and claims management, billing and scheduling in medical practices. X-link also offers an interface to a number of prescription and laboratory systems as well.

“The Hui OpenVista interface enhancement to X-Link represents a significant step forward in the commercialization of the VistA technology,” said Hui Director Stanley M. Saiki, Jr., M.D. “The enhancement will enable Hui OpenVista end users to interface with third-party products such as Medical Manager®, AltaPoint®, PractiSoft®, Reimbursement Manager® and others.”

The Hui OpenVista interface links X-Link to the just released Hui OpenVista Version 4.0. The X-Link middleware is available through Easy Business Software.

The Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui was formed in 1999 with the encouragement and support of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye. A subsidiary of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) under the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Hui facilitates interdisciplinary research partnerships with government, academia and industry to advance the development of emerging technologies and improve health care for beneficiaries in the Pacific region.

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