Presentation to World VistA January 18, 2013 Joel Mewton U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Medical Domain Web Services (MDWS). Jatlh rap h ol …*. TLA – Three Letter Acronym. Irony intended. The VA loves to toss these around. Just bracing you…
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Presentation to World VistA
January 18, 2013
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)Medical Domain Web Services(MDWS)
* Klingon for: “Speaking the same language”. I am not a Trekkie.
This is from a MDWS demo project freely available to anyone. It shows how to write a MDWS client app. With error handling, this file clocks in ~160 lines. It contains all the code required to:
Connect to any VistA site
Authenticate your user using VistA credentials
Search for a patient
Select the patient
Connect to the patient’s remote sites
Retrieve the patient’s medications from every VA site the patient has records
The point is to show writing applications against VistA is really, really easy.