OSEHRA Announces Sponsors for its 2015 Open Source Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | July 27, 2015


Arlington, VA – The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is excited to announce the confirmed sponsors for the 2015 Open Source Summit: Community-Powered Healthcare IT Solutions to be held July 29-31 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Sponsors for the 4th Annual Summit include:

“We are excited to have such widespread sponsorship from the open source community for the 2015 OSEHRA Summit,” said Dr. Seong K. Mun, President and CEO of OSEHRA. “This is a strong reflection of the increasing support for open source and innovation in health IT—both critically important collaborative endeavors for private and government sectors.”

More than 400 academics, clinicians, developers, government officials, industry leaders, and members are expected to participate in the 2015 OSEHRA Open Source Summit. This landmark conference on open source software includes key speakers from industry and government, more than 60 presentations across multiple interest tracks, and a unique, in-depth technical “town hall” on the future of the VistA Electronic Health Record system utilized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and healthcare providers around the world. The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will keynote the Summit on July 30.

Plenary sessions include presenters from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the State of Wyoming— covering topics such as evolving policy, recent innovations, analytics, population health, and payment reform. This year, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will describe its rollout of VistA, an initiative through which Jordan has embraced an open source strategy to deploy a robust and cost-effective national EHR.

Further, the OSEHRA community is expanding beyond its VistA-centric origins. This year, in collaboration with Open Health News, a diverse panel of open source community leaders has been formed to exchange ideas, expertise, and business opportunities. For the first time, the Summit also welcomes the population health analytics community with an expansive program of presentations, roundtables, and workshop style meetings, including a dedicated analytics track.

Last year’s highly acclaimed VistA Town Hall will return by popular demand. The VISTA Expertise Network will again chair this discussion, covering current technical issues and VistA modernization strategy. In addition, a number of roundtables and in-depth discussions will address key topics within VistA Evolution, including a “deep dive” on the Enterprise Health Management Platform (eHMP) software development kit.

Registration for the 2015 OSEHRA Open Source Summit is available online and at the conference center. Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are still available.

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OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. Founded in 2011, OSEHRA is a rapidly growing open source community with over 2,400 registered members representing 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing electronic health record software and related health information technology. OSEHRA hosts software repositories for applications such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA electronic health record. OSEHRA is a member of global industry associations including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Level 7 (HL7), and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).

DSS develops and supplies integrated enhancements to the Veterans Affairs VistA system and specializes in healthcare IT solutions that improve quality and productivity. The organization also designs applications that are compatible with the Indian Health Services RPMS, the Department of Defense’s healthcare systems and vxVistA. To foster the adoption of open source in healthcare organizations, DSS is a founder and supporter of a community-driven, collaboration environment website, The VistA Extension Hub (www.ThevxHub.org) that acts as a forum for discussion and best practices among Open Source vxVistA and VistA users.

ASM Research is a leading solutions integrator focused on using information and technology to solve real world problems for the Federal, state, and local Government organizations we serve. Its Information Solutions, Professional Services, and Information Assurance experts apply the latest technologies and industry methodologies to project management, analytical, personnel training and force structure, healthcare, and education challenges. For more than 30 years, ASM Research's commitment to its clients ́ missions has repeatedly produced extraordinary results.

InterSystems is a privately held vendor of software systems and technology for data management, strategic interoperability, and analytics platforms used in healthcare, financial services, government, and other industries. Its products include the InterSystems Caché DBMS and application development environment, the Ensemble integration platform, DeepSee embedded real-time business intelligence, and the HealthShare healthcare informatics platform. In selected countries, InterSystems also offers unified healthcare applications, based on its platforms that deliver on the promise of connected healthcare.

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GT.M is a database engine with scalability proven in the largest real-time core processing systems in production at financial institutions worldwide, as well as in large, well known healthcare institutions, but with a small footprint that scales down to use in small clinics, virtual machines and software appliances.

CSS|ORMED’s robust Healthcare Financial ERP, including Cost Accounting, is implemented with various EHR solutions like Epic, Cerner, & VistA in hospitals across the US & Canada. It received the highest KLAS rating when compared to Lawson, PeopleSoft, Meditech & McKesson. It is a past winner of the National E-Business Leadership Award. It has been implemented in well over 350 hospitals in the US & Canada. ORMED Financials are built upon proven business processes for healthcare & the E-Commerce features are built-in. CSS|ORMED prides itself on low costs & fast implementation.

eHealth Connecticut (eHCT) is a 501(c)3 organization designated by ONC to be the Regional Extension Center (REC) for Connecticut. In addition to REC services, eHCT has engaged its Federally Qualified Health Center members in a project for CQMs and Quality and Workflow Improvement using popHealth®. eHCT now leverages its knowledge of popHealth® and clinical data to provide consulting services to aid in the implementation of popHealth® as well as making desired code enhancements to popHealth®. Jackie Mulhall from eHCT/SMC Partners is the Co-Chair of the OSEHRA popHealth® Steering Committee and Sabbir SIddiqui from eHCT/SMC Partners was selected to Co-Chair the OSEHRA Development Workgroup. SMC Partners provides administrative and technical resources to eHCT.

Kitware, Inc. is a leader in the creation and support of open-source software and state of the art technology. By fostering extended, collaborative communities, Kitware is able to provide flexible, cost-effective visualization, computer vision, medical imaging, data publishing and quality software process solutions to a variety of academic and government institutions and private corporations worldwide.

KRM Associates is a small, independent woman-owned company that provides information technology and security services and consulting, specializing in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) and Information Technology (IT) security. KRM is a leader in open source technology and successfully developed HealtheMe, an open source PHR based on the VA’s MHV, and is the lead technical resource for VistA and HIT applications for OSEHRA.

Management Support Technology, Inc., (MSTI) is an ISO-certified, Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), self-certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) located in Fairfax, VA. MSTI has been providing high- quality on-site IT, management and support labor services since 1990. MSTI specializes in Government Financial, Program & Budget Execution, Information Management, Strategic Plan Assessments, Records Management, Program Management, Administrative and Logistics Support Services.

VistACan is a tech startup specializing in open source software for healthcare providers in particular electronic medical records (EMR) and billing. VistACan integrates VistA into healthcare businesses and connects VistA to British Columbia Medical Service Provider (MSP) Teleplan API for plug and play billing. It has developed a Python VistA client library to query data from the MUMPS database and a Python Teleplan API library to send claims and retrieve remittances. Using these libraries VistACan has developed an online, easy to use, automatic and safe billing system. VistACan can deliver a small computer appliance with a pre-installed (and configured) VistA installation ready to use in any small clinic or practice.

ZH Healthcare is the foremost developer of the most popular open source EMR solution, OpenEMR, which serves more than 300,000 medical providers and up to 600 million patients across the globe. For six years, ZH led the OpenEMR community, developing open source comprehensive, customized integrated solutions for those needing more than what limited functionality traditional EHRs could deliver. In response to the market imperative for a more customizable, functional and cost-effective product, ZH designed BlueEHS, the first of its kind Electronic Health Solution (EHS). BlueEHS is an innovative and proprietary, Freemium, SaaS, EHS which has an integrated practice management system, e-prescriptions, laboratory interfaces, plus a telemedicine-enabledcomprehensive patient portal. Combined with its Revenue Cycle Management services and its EMR consultancy services, ZH provides a truly holistic solution that addresses the complex needs of medical providers around the world.

EnSoftek, Inc. wholly owns its subsidiary DrCloud Healthcare Solutions, Inc. that built DrCloudEMR. DrCloud is currently housed in EnSoftek offices in Beaverton, Oregon and India. It is led by a group of individuals who aim to serve the healthcare community by building cost- effective EMR software that will meet their day to day needs. EnSoftek founded DrCloud Healthcare Solutions, Inc to build useful, cost-effective state-of-the-art solutions for the Behavioral healthcare industry. DrCloud is dedicated to this vision. EnSoftek’s over 16 years expertise in software design, implementation and integration enables it to customize DrCloud to become your EMR to fit your workflow.

BITS specializes in providing strategic enterprise information technology services and solutions to the Department of Defense, Federal, Local and State Governments. BITS is partnered with product and technology vendors in Healthcare, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions.

Medical Information Integration (MI-Squared) has been in the health care IT business for almost 30 years, starting with the development of a practice management system written for CP/M machines back in the 80’s. For over half of a decade MI-Squared has been heavily involved in the development, enhancement and certification of the incredible web-based EHR and Practice Management system OpenEMR. OpenEMR hosting, implementation and customization is the primary focus of our business. MI-Squared helped to form OEMR, a 501(c)(3), to support the development of the OpenEMR community, and we encourage you to support the ongoing efforts to make and keep OpenEMR free and open source.

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