Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

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Nursing Informatics Education Growing Gradually More Robust

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 26, 2012

Hoping to fill a projected gap of some 50,000 healthcare IT professionals in the next several years, the Office of the National Coordinator’s Health IT Workforce Development Program is funding community college programs that can train IT professionals in healthcare and train healthcare professionals, like nurses, in IT. Read More »

On the Need for Human-Centered Design in EHRs

Health information technology (HIT) has become the hottest political issue in Washington. The healthcare industry in the United States is facing a crisis as medical facilities have spent hundreds of billions of dollars implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems, yet patients and the physicians and nurses that care for them are seeing few benefits. Congress has been holding hearings focused on detailing the problems and trying to write legislation that will provide a solution to the crisis. The HIT interoperability bill drafted by Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) is one example. These are welcome first steps. However, none of the bills currently before Congress, and none of the hearings, are addressing the two most important issues facing medical providers today. These are lack of EHR usability, and the inability to have a patients’ entire medical record at the point of care.

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ONC's structure gets flatter as its $2B stimulus appropriation ends

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | June 3, 2014

It should have come as little surprise that Dr. Karen DeSalvo, in announcing last week a reorganization of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, said she was aiming for a “flatter” reporting structure.

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Open Affairs TV at HIMSS 12

Lizzie Dunklee | Open Affairs TV | February 22, 2012

The crew at Open Affairs TV is at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas! But wait, isn’t HIMSS all about silos and proprietary systems? Not quite. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a surge of collaborative platforms popping up across the HIMSS agendas and exhibit halls. Health Information Exchanges are the topic of many-a-session, focusing on standards, implementation and collaboration. Read More »

Open Health Tools, HIMSS to Collaborate on Open Source Standards

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | February 14, 2012

Open Health Tools, a multi-stakeholder group of open source advocates, has partnered with HIMSS to help spur the development of open source technology in healthcare.

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Open Source Ideals at HIMSS12

Lori Mehen | opensource.com | February 27, 2012

But in this age of healthcare reform, and with the passage of the HITECH Act, a new dialog about meaningful data sharing has dominated. In accordance, HIMSS had a number of collaborative platforms on the agenda. Topics this year focused heavily on interoperability, standards, and collaboration. 

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OSEHRA 2017 Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Press Release | OSEHRA | June 30, 2017

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce this year’s OSEHRA Leadership Award winners. Numerous individuals were nominated this year and three were chosen through a vote by the OSEHRA community based on their outstanding achievements in health information technology and innovative health care. They were honored in a special ceremony during the 6th Annual OSEHRA Open Source Summit June 13-15, 2017 in Bethesda, MD...

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OSEHRA 2018 Open Source Summit Dates Announced

Press Release | OSEHRA | January 12, 2018

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that it will host its 7th Annual Open Source Summit: The Open Road for Government Innovation from Wednesday, July 18 through Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s three-day Summit will highlight open source initiatives across Federal and State agencies, and the increasing level of public-private partnership in major programs. Read More »

OSEHRA 2018: Calling all Abstracts for the OSEHRA Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | March 15, 2018

Plans for our 7th Annual Summit, The Open Road for Government Innovation, are well underway! This year's event will be held from July 18 - 20, 2018 and the Program Committee is looking forward to receiving an abundance of abstracts from the community. All are invited to participate and submit their proposals for presentation, poster, and/or roundtable discussion. All submissions are due no later than Friday, April 13, 2018.

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OSEHRA Adopts New Membership Structure

At the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), we have always been committed to the needs and desires of the open source community.  Over the years we have embraced community input by improving our website, our events, and our services.  Recently, we made another improvement--as of November 1, OSEHRA has a new dues structure for membership. We have adopted this new structure based upon requests from our community to transition from a revenue-based system to a benefits-based system of choice.

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OSEHRA Corporate Membership Doubles as Interest in Open Source EHRs Surges

Press Release | OSEHRA | November 3, 2014

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that its Corporate Membership has doubled in the latter half of 2014. This expansion demonstrates a growing interest in open source and follows OSEHRA’s very successful 3rd Annual Open Source Summit. Read More »

PCHA Statement From CES: Personal Connected Health Alliance Encourages Fitbit To Close The Data Loop For Consumers With PCHA's Continua Technical Standards For Secure, User-Friendly Data Sharing

Press Release | Continua | January 7, 2015

Consumers And Health Providers Demanding Connectivity Of Wearable Fitness Trackers...

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Poor MU Showing Renews Calls For Change

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | November 5, 2014

A fresh batch of disheartening Stage 2 attestation numbers has prompted several industry groups to once again implore the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to shorten the meaningful use reporting period in 2015...

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Pop Health App Contest Winners Named at HIMSS12

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 24, 2012

A pair of mobile phone application contest winners were announced this week, each with a bent toward bolstering population health by engaging individuals more, and arming them with better health information. Read More »

popHealth Community and OSEHRA Release Major Update to Open Source Clinical Quality Measure Database and Reporting Engine

Press Release | OSEHRA | March 30, 2017

This is the second major release since popHealth version 3.0 was transitioned to the OSEHRA popHealth Community in 2014. It is the culmination of collaborative efforts by members of the OSEHRA popHealth Steering Work Group and the Developer Open Source Project Group. OSEHRA Organizational Member Zato Health co-funded the ONC certification and provided key technical support throughout the process, coordinating closely with the Connecticut Department of Social Services/ Medicaid. Group members from Northwestern University, eHealthConnecticut, Alabama State Medicaid, and Qualifacts all made significant code, expertise, and infrastructure contributions...