Open Source Health IT

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CMS Supports Open Source/Modular Medicaid Information Technology

Andrew Slavitt | CMS Blog | January 11, 2016

Investing in the future of Medicaid is one of the single biggest opportunities in the health care sector...Overall, CMS’ annual investment in state Medicaid Information Technology (IT) is more than $5 billion, enabling states to modernize their Medicaid IT systems to best meet their program, providers’ and beneficiaries’ needs. CMS and states are prepared to invest in innovative solutions. For this investment, we expect significant advances. Our new regulations require that states evolve their legacy Medicaid IT systems to leverage reusable solutions, and to practice industry-proven IT methods such as use of modularity, reuse, shared services (including Software-as-a-Service) by fundamentally shifting the financial incentives away from custom development. This opens opportunity to smaller vendors to develop focused solutions for use across multiple states or to introduce solutions from comparable sectors such as commercial insurance or large provider systems.

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Healthcare Technology Engineering Firm, Achieve Health, Will Sponsor Health 2.0 Fall Conference To Be Held In Santa Clara, CA

Press Release | Achieve Health | September 16, 2014

Achieve Health will be an exhibitor & sponsor at the 8th installment of the annual conference which highlights innovations in health and healthcare. The three day event will run from September 21st - 24th, 2014...

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Leading Experts from Apex Data Solutions to Present at the 2016 OSEHRA Summit

Press Release | Apex Data Solutions | June 23, 2016

Apex Data Solutions, a pioneer and leader in enterprise architecture and interoperable platforms, point-of-service data capture, data management, and federation solutions, today announced its experts will be giving two presentations at the 2016 OSERHA Open Source Summit, taking place June 27th- 29th in Bethesda MD.  The first session, “Viva La VistA Revolution! - The Democratization of VistA and Progress toward an Interoperable Enterprise Architecture, will be led by Bob Calco (co-founder), Chief Architect & Lead Developer at Apex Data Solutions. The second session, “VistA js - “Data Federation in the VA Today,” will be given by Guy Esten...

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Medsphere Voices Support for Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015

Press Release | Medsphere | June 9, 2015

House legislation seeks to close gaps for families facing mental health challenges, extends federal support for health IT adoption to mental health providers Read More »

Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce Issue Joint Statement Making Commitment to Open Source Healthcare Interoperability

Josh Mandel | Microsoft Industry Blog | August 13, 2018

Interoperability is an overlapping set of technical and policy challenges, from data access to common data models to information exchange to workflow integration – and these challenges often pose a barrier to healthcare innovation. Microsoft has been engaged for many years on developing best practices for interoperability across industries. Today, as health IT community leaders get together at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in Washington, DC, we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft has joined with Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce in support of healthcare interoperability...

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Mun on the Extraordinary Growth of OSEHRA and the VistA EHR Community in 2014

We have recorded a robust year of growth during 2014 and have laid a solid foundation for market expansion in 2015. OSEHRA corporate membership doubled during 2014. Corporate Members include large, medium and small corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions and international organizations that are leaders in health information technology...our primary open source electronic health record product, VistA, was rated by a MedScape survey as the most preferred EHR by physician users again in 2014. Read More »

OpenEMR Consortium Unveils Proposal for an Open Source U.S. Coast Guard EHR

Press Release | OpenEMR Consortium | July 5, 2017

...a consortium of OpenEMR vendors united as one to propose an open source solution for a modern, customizable, and cost effective EHR to the USCG.  The OpenEMR Consortium submitted their proposal to the USCG on June 2nd, 2017 and it was released to the public on July 5th, 2017. The proposal is based on the EHR software package, OpenEMR.  OpenEMR is an open source, fully functional EHR software package that is ONC Certified as a Complete EHR.

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OpenMRS Community Launches Major Upgrade to its Open Source EHR Platform

The OpenMRS Community has released a major upgrade to to its widely deployed open source EHR, OpenMRS. The result of the work of more than 100 OpenMRS Community Members from around the world the OpenMRS Platform 2.0 release is the first release of the 2.x family and takes a quantum leap in its base technology as it incorporates the latest web technologies and standards into its modular architecture. At the same time, OpenMRS retains the capability of supporting many legacy features.

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OSEHRA Announces 2017 Open Source Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | October 28, 2016

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that registration for its 2017 Open Source Summit: Succeeding with the New Federal Open Source Policy, to be held June 13-15 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, is now available.  DSS, Inc., a leading health IT corporation and active participant in the OSEHRA community, will be returning as Conference Sponsor. “Our Summit continues to be a unique community forum for open source activities, and a great example of public-private partnership,” said Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA.

OSEHRA Opens Registration for 2015 Open Source Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA, DSS, Inc. | February 2, 2015

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that registration for its 2015 Open Source Summit: Community-Powered Healthcare IT Solutions, to occur July 29-31 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, is now available. “In its fourth year, we are delighted that our annual Summit has grown exponentially in both size and significance,” said Dr. Seong Ki Mun, President of OSEHRA. “With an impressive technical program, respected plenary speakers, and unfettered access to open source leaders, the 2015 Summit is certain to draw a diverse and enthusiastic community of participants.”

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OSEHRA Update on VistA /eHMP Microsoft Azure Cloud Project

OSEHRA will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, May 16, to provide an update and discussion of the status of the development of a cloud-based version of VistA and eHMP running on Microsoft Azure. The project is sponsored by Microsoft and was announced two months ago in a statement by Don Hewitt, the Vice President of Business Operations of OSEHRA. Hewitt writes: One of our newest members, Microsoft Corporation, is sponsoring an open source project group to implement a proof of concept for VistA in the cloud...

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Pitching Medicaid IT in Silicon Valley

Andrew Slavitt | CMS Blog | May 25, 2016

Earlier this year, I announced a new effort to connect new, innovative companies and their investors to the state Medicaid program IT space. Since this announcement, I have been encouraged by the initial interest from companies that may not have otherwise ever thought about participating in this important health insurance program that covers more than 72 million Americans. That’s why I’m in Silicon Valley today to participate in a forum on bringing technological advances to Medicaid. The forum is convening states, innovative tech companies, and federal Medicaid officials on how to collaborate to improve the delivery of Medicaid health coverage in states.

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Tech Giants Back White House Open Source Health IT Initiative

Six major technology companies have thrown their support behind the White House's initiative to use an open source, collaborative, approach to accelerate the progress of health data standards and interoperability and to give patients access and control of their medical records. The companies; Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce signed a pledge that was presented at the White House's Blue Button 2.0 developer conference. The conference took place last Monday. Dean Garfield, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) told the press that “As transformative technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence continue to advance, it is important that we work towards creating partnerships that embrace open standards and interoperability.

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Tech Industry Pledges to Improve Healthcare Through Open Source Health IT

Press Release | Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) | August 13, 2018

Today, ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield and several ITI member companies participated in the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House where they announced their commitment to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those that are enabled through the cloud and AI...“Today’s announcement will be a catalyst to creating better health outcomes for patients at a lower cost,” said ITI president and CEO Dean Garfield. “As transformative technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence continue to advance, it is important that we work towards creating partnerships that embrace open standards and interoperability.

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The Open Patient: Advocating for Open Access to Medical Data

Steven Keating had always been interested in data and learning about things, which is why he volunteered to do a research scan when he was a student. The scan revealed an abnormality. In 2014, the abnormality had grown into a massive tumor. Soon he learned that there were many barriers keeping him from accessing his own data. "And that's what I've been sharing, which is this question: How come as a patient we're last in line for our own data? How come my doctors and my university researchers can see my tumor genome and I can't?"