Like Scorpions, Closed EHR Records Cause Paralysis

Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology (HIT) interoperability and you will recognize that market forces and a desperately fragmented health care system make hospitals and vendors act the way we do...The predominant proprietary HIT vendors know about the interoperability gap yet engage in prolonged foot-dragging on even basic data interfacing. Read More »

Neuron Health: Building Clinical Applications On An Open Source Platform

Here are four reasons building on the Tolven Platform can benefit healthcare application development, along with lessons learned through the experiences of Roberts-Hoffman Software.  Our team created the clinical functions of an inpatient EHR, many of which are available as open source plugins to Tolven under the Neuron Health project.

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Across the Border of Interoperability

Some electronic health record vendors are creating challenges for providers by restricting the kinds of Direct messages their customers can receive or making it hard to open their attachments. According to several sources, Epic Systems, the largest EHR company in the U.S., permits its users to receive only Direct messages that have clinical data architecture (CDA) attachments. Read More »

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  • October 27, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Half of U.S. health care providers now have access to Direct secure messaging through 36 health information service providers, according to...

  • October 26, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Over the past several years I’ve written about the inadequate state of clinical documentation, which is largely unchanged since the days of Osler...

  • October 25, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    This Open Access Week, we are celebrating and advocating for unfettered access to the results of research, a movement that has shown considerable...

  • October 24, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Free and open source software is no good without open hardware. If we can't install our software on a piece of hardware, it's not good for...

  • October 24, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Similar to the way open source changed the way technology is built and used, open data has begun to change the way the world looks at data. Open...

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  • October 30, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology (HIT) interoperability and you will recognize that market forces...

  • October 25, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    This Open Access Week, we are celebrating and advocating for unfettered access to the results of research, a movement that has shown considerable...

  • October 24, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Similar to the way open source changed the way technology is built and used, open data has begun to change the way the world looks at data. Open...

  • October 24, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Free and open source software is no good without open hardware. If we can't install our software on a piece of hardware, it's not good for...

  • October 22, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    On Monday and Tuesday I met with government, industry, and academic stakeholders  in Qingdao and Shenzhen China to discuss healthcare...

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    The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced that the theme for this year's International Open Access Week is "Generation...

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    HANDI Health Apps will be holding its Fall conference at the NEC, in Birmingham, UK, on November 4th and 5th. The conference will be co-located with the @...

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    ...This year’s Open Access Week will celebrate these efforts with the theme Generation Open, and this fall, the Right to Research Coalition and SPARC will...