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1st OSEHRA Summit A Great Success

The 1st Annual Open Source EHR Summit held this week at the Gaylord National Conference Center at National Harbor, just outside Washington D.C., was well attended by over 400 participants. The event was a huge success and many of the participants openly voiced the belief that this effect will be seen as the tipping point for open source in healthcare. It was "unbelievably cool" according to one of the participants, Todd Park, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the U.S. Government.

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300-Bed Indian Medical College to Implement Cloud-Based BlueEHS Hospital Management System

Press Release | Rural Institute of Medical Science, ZH HealthcareTM | October 15, 2015

ZH HealthcareTM (ZHTM) based in Washington, D.C., the creators of BlueEHSTM , a Health IT as a ServiceTM (HITaaSTM) platform announced that the Rural Institute of Medical Science(RIMS), an accredited medical college, will implement ZH's HITaaS platform for their 300 bed hospital and nursing school. RIMS – (Rural Institute of Medical Science) is a project of Specialty Hospitals Group Pvt. Ltd. The RIMS Hospital at Nedumangadu, in Kerala, India...has played a pivotal role in elevating the standards of healthcare in the region where their impact has been remarkable. Incorporated in 2003, RIMS is the prime choice of patients due to its state-of-the-art facilities and their qualified physicians. The hospital prides itself on its: 24-hour emergency department, critical care department, medical and surgical facilities, and an exceptional OBGYN department.

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5 Open Source Projects That Are Improving the World

One of the strengths of the open source community has been its ability to bring concentrated effort to bear on big problems. When tragedy strikes, or a pressing need arises, there are groups of people who gather together to attempt to solve the problems as a community. You may not have heard of these five open source projects, but they are attacking some of the world's biggest problems and making a true impact in people's lives... Read More »

A Mature API for an Electronic Health Record: the OpenMRS Process

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | August 14, 2015

By some measures, OpenMRS may be the most successful of the open source EHRs, widely deployed around the world. It also has a long experience with its API, which has been developed and refined over the last several years. I talked to OpenMRS developer Wyclif Luyima recently and looked at OpenMRS’s REST API documentation to see what the API offers...

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A New Era for our Military Health System

Dan Garrett | The Healthcare Blog | November 11, 2014

PwC’s proposed solution, called the Defense Operational Readiness Health System (DORHS), seeks to bring innovations from the commercial marketplace to the military health system by using technology that is seamless, proven and reliable. With team members DSS, Inc., Medsphere Systems Corporation, MedicaSoft and General Dynamics Information Technology, PwC’s goal is to enable every healthcare professional to provide the finest medical care possible to members of the military...

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Actuate’s BIRT Experts to Conduct Three Sessions on Open Source Technology at OSEHRA on Sept. 4-6 in Bethesda, Maryland

Press Release | Actuate Corporation | August 28, 2013

Actuate Corporation...today announced they will lead three presentations on open source technology at the Second Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit and Workshop. This conference, taking place in Bethesda, Maryland on September 4-6, 2013, will explore innovative and pioneering models and best practices in technical, clinical, and business development within the healthcare field. Read More »

Albania Considering Care2x as a National Open Source Health Information System

The government of Albania would benefit from using free and open source for managing the country’s hospitals and health clinics, says Gjergj Sheldija. The ICT consultant is implementing Care2x, an open source Hospital Information System (HIS), for the Mother Teresa Hospital in Tirana, Albania. According to Sheldija, the Albanian government is currently considering a national HIS, and is weighing the pro’s and con’s of proprietary versus open source software alternatives.

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American Medical Association’s Problem with the Lack of EHR Usability

Earlier this week Joe Conn, reporter for Modern Healthcare, broke the story that the American Medical Association (AMA) and 34 other medical specialty societies and organizations had sent a 9-page scathing letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) demanding a major overhaul of the government’s electronic health record (EHR) policies. According to Conn...

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American Samoa Medical Center Authority Selects OpenVista as Public Health EHR

Press Release | Medsphere Systems Corporation | May 20, 2014

American territory will use VistA-based solution to meet Meaningful Use and support broad public health services for residents Read More »

BlueEHS™ Attracts 1,100 New Medical Practices Each Month

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | February 23, 2016

ZH HealthcareTM (ZH), the leading provider of Health IT as a ServiceTM (HITaaSTM), today presented its 2015 report card and announced major initiatives for 2016...In 2015 ZH defined its mission: “to make health information technology and electronic medical records affordable and accessible to everyone.” Mr. Hameed declared that, “The path to achieving ZH’s mission is by delivering a platform that enables healthcare providers and innovators to quickly build and deploy their Electronic Health Solution, using a set of tools and modules available on the cloud, with minimal time and cost...

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BT to Offer Medsphere’s OpenVista Electronic Health Record

Press Release | Medsphere, BT | January 13, 2015

Open source health IT leader and established international IT services provider to promote SaaS open-platform solution Read More »

Building an Open Medical Records System for the Developing World

How do you introduce a woman whose very life is the epitome of humanitarian efficacy? Judy Gichoya is a Kenyan medical doctor specializing in radiology and an experienced programmer who's accelerating the growth of OpenMRS. According to its website, "OpenMRS is a software platform and a reference application which enables design of a customized medical records system with no programming knowledge." Judy first got interested in computers in high school, prior to entering medical school she learned to program at a technical college and through online resources on the internet...

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Case Study Demonstrates Efficacy of OpenVista for Behavioral Health

Press Release | Medsphere | April 14, 2016

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today announced the release of a case study focused on three inpatient behavioral health facilities that have implemented Medsphere’s OpenVista electronic health record (EHR). The integration of OpenVista into workflows and processes at Silver Hill Hospital, IntraCare North and The Recovery Center at EvergreenHealth Monroe has yielded clear benefits at each facility in terms of both patient care and the day-to-day experience of clinicians and staff. The clinicians at all three hospitals now have rapid access to more accurate and comprehensive patient records...

Cerner Raises Costs on Department of Defense's New EHR

Thomas Dworetzky | Health Care Business | July 13, 2016

The Defense Department's giant health record effort just got a bit bigger – Cerner has bumped up its $50 million estimate on data center costs to about $75 million. The Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) is presently set to cost $4.3 billion – so it's a relatively small bump up. Beyond that, DoD spokesperson David Norley told Politico that the additional funds will go to better data access and keep up with a boost in data demands – and won't push the Cerner and Leidos deal beyond its $4.3 billion cap, which was set when it was signed last July...

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CGI selected to modernize Electronic Medical Record system for the New York State Office of Mental Health

Press Release | CGI | September 18, 2013

New system paves the way for State to pursue new care models and develop next-generation disease classification coding Read More »