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Alfresco Selected By Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Press Release | Alfresco | July 2, 2015

Alfresco Software, a leading provider of modern Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will deploy its Alfresco One ECM software. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS care and treatment for people living in southeast England. Care is provided in people's homes, in specialist clinics, hospitals, GP surgeries and prisons. Services are aimed at children, young people and adults of all ages and many are provided in partnership.

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How the DOD's choice of EHR will impact providers

Heather Caspi | HelthcareDIVE | February 19, 2015

As the Department of Defense prepares to select a new electronic health record system, some are advocating that it go with an open-source solution—not just to benefit of the DOD but to use the $11-billion program to benefit the healthcare industry at large.

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Open Health Round-Up For 2014: Notable Articles, Reports, And Events

Even the hidebound field of health care can undergo a lot of change over the course of one year. Key health IT trends that I saw throughout 2014 are summarized in another article. Here I'll list some of the most notable articles and reports related to open source, standards, and transparency in health. Read More »

OpenEMR Consortium Proposes Open Source EHR Solution to U.S. Coast Guard

Press Release | OpenEMR Consortium | June 14, 2017

According to a recent Request for Information from the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the maritime branch of the U.S. Armed Forces is conducting market research of sources capable of providing a computerized, integrated Electronic Health Record solution for replacement of the USCG manual paper health records at 114 ashore sites (clinics and sick bays) and 62 afloat sick bays. The requested scope of the EHR by USCG is broad and includes primary care, urgent care, counseling, occupational health, and dental care.

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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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OSEHRA 2015: ZH Healthcare Unveils Health IT as a Service (HITaaS) at Annual Open Source EHR Summit

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | July 31, 2015

ZH Healthcare is announcing a new cloud based service which delivers Health IT as a configurable solution. HITaaS manages all aspects of infrastructure, security, runtime, middleware, OS, virtualization, Servers, storage, contracts, and interfaces. Among its components are fully built software modules that can be customized without coding. Key advantages of HITaaS are...

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OSEHRA Community Responds to the Federal Government's Proposed Open Source Policy

The OSEHRA community today submitted a response to the "Draft Open Source Policy for Federal Agencies" released by the White House on March 10. The policy was open for comments through today. This is a major milestone for the OSEHRA community as well as the open source community as a whole. Currently the US Government spends nearly a hundred billion dollars a year on software purchased from the private sector or procured from government contractors. Most of this software acquisition ends up in failure. President Barack Obama has made it a priority to shift technology acquisition policies to solve this problem and restore technology innovation by embracing open source.

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Report: DoD Must Choose Open-Source EHR

Ashley Gold | Politico | February 12, 2015

To fix its health care system the military needs to acquire an open-source electronic health records system, adopt value-based care and give vets and active duty soldiers access to their medical records, according to a report issued Thursday by the Center for a New American Security. The high share of the Pentagon budget — about 10 percent — that goes to healthcare will damage national security unless it can be reduced, concludes the report by Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Stephen Ondra, formerly of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Peter Levin, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ former chief information officer.

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Three More Hospitals in the United Kingdom Adopt Open Source EPR (EHR)

OpenMaxims, an electronic patient record (EPR) system developed in the United Kingdom (UK) and made available as open source software, is being adopted by three additional hospitals in the UK. The software solution is being implemented for the Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Clifton Hospital and Fleetwood Hospital, all three in England's northwest coast. The three hospitals form the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust started implementing OpenMaxims in December.

Tolven - A Widely Adopted 'Open Source' Health IT Solution

The Tolven Platform is rapidly becoming one of the more widely adopted open source solutions for healthcare information technology globally. Tolven clients in Europe, North America, and Asia are leveraging the breadth of solutions the Tolven technology provides to support their needs.

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US Defense Think Tank Calls for DoD to Adopt the Open Source VistA EHR and Avoid Closed and Proprietary EHRs.

One of the most prestigious U.S. defense think tanks, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), issued a white paper Thursday calling on the Department of Defense (DoD) to replace their existing dysfunctional “vendor-lock” medical records system with an electronic health records system (EHR) that is "extensible, flexible and easy to safely modify and upgrade as technology improves and interoperability demands evolve." The white paper warns that a "closed and proprietary" commercial EHR - such as the ones offered by Epic, Cerner or Allscripts - will lead to "vendor-lock” and isolation of health data. Read More »

VA Clinical Scheduling Contest Winners Announced

The VA just announced the three winners of their innovative Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest. The winners are, in first place, Health eTime by MedRed, LLC, in second place, OH Scheduler by Oroville Hospital, and in third place is the HP Open Community Team Submission which was put together by a team of open source developers led by HP. These were judged to be the top three systems out of a total field of 41 entries submitted by June 13th of this year. Read More »

VistA Marketing Ramps Up in Advance of DoD EHR Award

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | January 14, 2015

A marketing campaign aimed at raising the profile of the Veterans Affairs Department's open source electronic health record is in full swing. A non-profit group founded through a VA contract to advance the department's Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture has stood up a website, Twitter account and LinkedIn group to promote VistA. Read More »

WellDyneRx Inc. Implements ePostRx™ Pharmacy Management System for Dispensing Prescriptions

Press Release | AdvanceNet Health Solutions, WellDyneRx | February 3, 2015

AdvanceNet Health Solutions (ANSHealth) announced today that WellDyneRx Inc. has successfully completed data migration and begun dispensing prescriptions using ePostRx™ as its primary pharmacy management and fulfillment solution. The ePostRx™ Open Source Solution was adopted by WellDyneRx and integrated with its other proprietary software to accommodate all prescription distribution models including Mail and Specialty Pharmacy on a single platform across multiple dispensing locations. Read More »