Another year has come and gone and although it’s been quiet on these blog pages, I will say with absolute certainty that NOSH is not by any means quiet. I’ll be making a variety of blog posts in the next few weeks about what NOSH has been doing under the radar, but first, I’m most happy to share that NOSH ChartingSystem is now going Vagrant! Don’t worry – NOSH is not begging for anything and it’s not living in the streets. Vagrant is the super cool technology that allows one to build a full-working virtual machine (a computer within a computer for the non-techies), customized to the needs of NOSH. What that means to you is that NOSH can be installed on any machine (Windows, Mac, Linux, or even in the cloud such as DigitalOcean) as long as it’s constantly online. The heart of Vagrant technology is the concept of Boxes and that’s where NOSH-in-a-Box got its name.
Because NOSH-in-a-Box makes it super easy for interested physicians or clinics to try and actually use it in a real-live environment, it will now be the recommended installation method going forward. Since it is a virtual machine, it is sand boxed from the host computer operating system so it doesn’t mess with it in any way. You can even port it to another machine quickly if your main machine dies and if you have made a backup of the virtual machine.
The current NOSH-in-a-Box and how to install it on your system is right here. If you’re too excited to try, may I ask that you wait for a few more days? As of right now, the installation program is using NOSH 1.84. But in a few days, we’ll be moving to NOSH 2.0. Yes..a jump to 2.0 means a whole new NOSH. A NOSH that is mobile-optimized so you don’t have to squint your smartphone or table to use it. And even though NOSH was already simple to use compared to most EHR’s, NOSH 2.0 is easier and faster than ever to use. Go munch on that!