Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VISTA) Experienced

VISTA is the rich, automated environment that supports day-to-day operations at local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities. Built on the acronym “Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture” (VISTA), this computerized system was introduced in 1996 by the Chief Information Office.

Orchestrate Healthcare has the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VISTA) expertise you need with an average of over 12 years experience within our VISTA consulting team. We can handle all your system analysis, installation, training, technical support, workflow and development needs for all VISTA modules including;

Admission, Discharge, Transfer System (ADT)

  • Automated Medical Information Exchange (AMIE)
  • Compensation and Pension Records Interchange (CAPRI)
  • Enrollment Application System (EAS)
  • Hospital Inquiry (HINQ)
  • Income Verification Match (IVM)
  • Incident Reporting
  • Patient Care Encounter (PCE)
  • Primary Case Management Module (PCMM)
  • Scheduling

Case Management

Clinical Procedures

Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS)

  • Adverse Reaction Tracking
  • Authorization/Subscription Utility (ASU)
  • Clinical Reminders
  • Consult/Request Tracking
  • Health Summarization
  • Problem tracking
  • Text Integration Utilities (TIU)


Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)


Mental Health

Nutrition and Food Services (N&FS)



  • Automatic Replenishment/Ward Stock (AR/WS)
  • Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA)
  • Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP)
  • Controlled Substances
  • Drug Accountability/Inventory Interface
  • Electronic Claims Management Engine (ECME)
  • Inpatient Medications
  • Inpatient Medications – Intravenous (IV)
  • Inpatient Medications – Unit Dose (UD)

National Drug File (NDF)

Outpatient Pharmacy

Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM)

Pharmacy Data Management (PDM)

Pharmacy Prescription Practices (PPP)


Audiology/Speech Analysis and Reporting (QUASAR)

Radiology/Nuclear Medicine

Remote Order Entry System (ROES)

Resident Assessment Instruction/Minimum Data Set (RAI/MDS)

Social Work

Spinal Code Dysfunction

Surgery with Risk Assessment

VistA Imaging System

  • Core Infrastructure
  • Document and Ancillary Imaging
  • Filmless Radiology
  • Telemedicine

Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST)

Woman’s Health

Accounts Receivable (AR)

Automated Safety Incident Surveillance Tracking System (ASISTS)

Automated Information Collection System (AICS)

Clinical Monitoring System

Decision Support System (DSS) VISTA is built on a client-server architecture, which ties together workstations and personal computers with graphical user interfaces at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities, as well as software developed by local medical facility staff. VISTA also includes the links that allow commercial off-the-shelf software and products to be used with existing and future technologies. The Decision Support System (DSS) and other national databases that might be derived from locally generated data lie outside the scope of VISTA.

When development began on the Decentralized Hospital Computer Program (DHCP) in the early 1980s, information systems were in their infancy in VA medical facilities and emphasized primarily hospital-based activities. DHCP grew rapidly and is used by many private and public health care facilities throughout the United States and the world. Although DHCP represented the total automation activity at most VA medical centers in 1985, DHCP is now only one part of the overall information resources at the local facility level. VISTA incorporates all of the benefits of DHCP as well as including the rich array of other information resources that are becoming vital to the day-to-day operations at VA medical facilities. It represents the culmination of DHCP’s evolution and metamorphosis into a new, open system, client-server based environment that takes full advantage of commercial solutions, including those provided by Internet technologies.