VA FileMan Bibliography


Basic VA FileMan: "Report Generation Student Training Manual (VA Birmingham Information Systems Center, 1992).

Fil Y. Beza, Jr., Intermediate VA FileManager (VAMC Martinez, 1991).

Davis, Richard G., FileMan: A Database User Manual, 2 vols. (Washington, DC: NAVAP/COMPUTEC, 1987/90).

Koskimies, Jukka, Fileman Database Management System User's Technical Manual (Helsinki, 1988).

Winn, Tami K., and Maureen L. Hoye, "Relational Features of VA FileMan," MUG Quarterly 21, 3 (June 1991): 46-51.

Valerie J. Harvey and Greg Shorr (Indian Health Service), "Extending VA FileMan Capability through a DHCP/PCC Metadictionary and an Object Layer to Support Abstract Data Types," Proceedings, Workshop on Semantic Integration in Complex Systems: Collective Behavior in Business Rules and Software Transactions, OOPSLA (1995)

Valerie J. Harvey, “Referential Integrity in VA FileMan,” M Computing 2, 3 (June 1994): 24-32.

Valerie J. Harvey, Rick Marshall, Melissa Hughes, “Clinical Data Extraction for Patient Care, Management, and Research: Dealing with Database Navigation,” 2001 Proceedings, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute.

Richard Price, Cameron Schlehuber, and Valerie J. Harvey, "Using Integration Agreements to Document Specification of Data Sharing for Multiple DHCP Applications," Proceedings, Workshop on Precise Behavioral Specifications in Object-Oriented Information Modeling, OOPSLA 1994.

Robert E. Williamson, Valerie J. Harvey, "Interactive Specification Using VA FileMan," Proceedings, Workshop on Specification of Behavioral Semantics in Object-Oriented Information Modeling, OOPSLA 1993 (Robert Morris University, 1993).

Augie Turano, The VA File Manager Database Management System: VistA, FileMan, Kernel, Broker, CPRS, and Medical Data (2006):

Mikko Korpela, Mauri Kaatrasalo, Hellevi Ruonamaa University of Kuopio, “Application Development with VA's FileMan: From Terminals via Client/Server to Web

Mikko Korpela, “From Legacy Systems via Client/Server to Web Browser Technology in Hospital Informatics in Finland,”

Kirsi Karvinen, Mikko Korpela, Hellevi Ruonamaa University of Kuopio, “Rejuvenation of Legacy Systems: The Case of M/Kernel Based Hospital Information Systems in Finland (1996),”

Brown/Lincoln/Groen/Kolodner, “VistA – US Department of Veterans Affairs National Scale HIS,” International Journal of Medical Informatics – February 2003,

Groen. Medical Informatics 20/20

Contact: Valerie J. H. Powell, R.T.(R), Ph.D.

Department of Computer and Information Systems, Robert Morris University

Updated: February 25, 2008