I am Sam Habiel, Pharm.D.; Technical Fellow at the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA). I met Tony McCormick at the OSEHRA Summit this year.
Tony told me about the project to create synthetic patients using NHANES data. I am interested as that will help us produce educational and demo instances of VistA. Lack of good demo data is a big issue for our community. I saw that there is big thread on the topic here. If somebody can summarize where you are at right now and how outsiders can contribute, I would appreciate it.
I have another project that I would like collaboration on: I and others in an organization called WorldVistA–are working on creating a public domain high quality drug interactions set. We have made several releases. The latest can be found here: https://github.com/glilly/osdi. You may find this data useful for your EMR. If you would like to use it and support us in maintaining the data, we will be happy to collaborate.
–Sam Habiel, Pharm.D. Technical Fellow OSEHRA