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Is Advertising The Answer For Cutting EHR Costs?

Katie Wike | Healthcare Technology Online | August 13, 2013

With rising costs surrounding EHR software and fees, providers are turning to services that display advertisements as a way to save money. Read More »

June 2013 Contributor Of The Month: Tobin Greensweig

Michael Downey | OpenMRS | June 11, 2013

Each month we select one of our many impressive volunteer OpenMRS contributors and highlight them here, to share their experiences and help others learn more about the others involved in the project. In June, community manager Michael Downey chats with Tobin Greensweig and learn more about his OpenMRS contributions and his work and studies in the Middle East. Read More »

Keeping Track of Washington State & Many Others Embracing the VistA 'Open Source' EHR System

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across Washington and many other states.  See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in Washington and other neighboring states in the Northwest. [Also, learn more about the upcoming Open Health News (OHN) detailed report on VistA installations and users. across the U.S. and around the world. Consider sponsoring OHN and the upcoming report.] Read More »

Kenya's Startup Boom

David Talbot | Technology Review | March 1, 2012

But step inside, and it feels as if you've been transported to a Silicon Valley startup. Dozens of twentysomethings toil away on laptops; a few blow off steam at a foosball table; Pete's coffee bar (not to be confused with Peet's of the United States) doles out cappuccinos, milk shakes, and slabs of banana bread. This is a business incubator called iHub, the fruit of a homegrown information technology culture that had its coming-of-age moment in December 2007.

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Key health IT systems moving into the final phase of the Open Source Maturity Model

A number of popular 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) solutions are poised to move into the final phase of the Open Source Maturity Model.  OpenEMR, OpenMRS, and VistA have all reached Phase 5 and are in the process of meeting all the qualifications to move into Phase 6, the final phase of the maturity model. The Open Source Maturity Model, as defined by Open Health News (OHNews), consists of 6 phases. They include...

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Let’s Get Together: OpenMRS Event Announcements

Michael Downey | OpenMRS | October 20, 2014

...As the OpenMRS project enters its second decade, the newly-formed nonprofit OpenMRS Inc. is working hard to scale these meetings into even more opportunities for the people in our community to connect and learn from each other...

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LibreHealth

LibreHealth is an independent self-governing free & open source software community founded by leading members of the OpenMRS & OpenEMR projects. It builds on a decade of dedication and hard work by contributors to those earlier projects and was created to expand the communities’ impact to all types of Health IT, leveraging its values of active user engagement & radically open transparency. Participation in the LibreHealth community is open to all individuals who support our core values and contribute to our activities.

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Looking for Usability Volunteers for Non-Profit Hospital in Rural India Building an EMR

Staff | Interaction Design Association | February 14, 2012

A leading non-profit healthcare organization in rural India, JSS (http://www.jssbilaspur.org/), is building an open-source health information system and is in need of a few energetic, talented volunteers. In a catchment area of about 300,000, JSS operates a multi-nodal hospital, three remote village sub-centers, and an extensive public health outreach program with 104 community health workers.

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March 2013 Contributor Of The Month: Lluis Martinez

Michael Downey | OpenMRS | March 4, 2013

Every month the OpenMRS community highlights one of its contributors in the OpenMRS so you have the chance to learn to learn more about the people involved in the project. This month, OpenMRS community manager Michael Downey introduces you to Lluis Martinez from Spain... Read More »

Melbourne volunteers helping build OpenMRS e-health extension

David Braue | ZD Net | October 29, 2013

Two dozen ThoughtWorks employees and enthusiasts from outside the company are expected to converge on the company's Melbourne offices tonight for several hours of collaborative work on an open healthcare-interchange Read More »

Minnesota & Great Lake States using VistA & Other Open Source EHR Systems

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across Minnesota and many other states across the U.S.  See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in Minnesota and other state Read More »

Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH) Suite

Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH) Suite is an open source enterprise software package designed by the Grameen Foundation to connect popular mHealth technologies to strengthen healthcare systems by streamlining patient data collection and improving patient engagement. MOTECH has the capacity to reach illiterate patient populations as well as patient populations in rural areas and works by connecting frontline worker systems such as CommCareHQ, eHealth systems such as OpenMRS and DHIS2, and communication systems such as IVR, SMS, and email to improve healthcare delivery. The MOTECH platform is designed to work effectively in low-resource settings, apply to a broad range of health domains, and meet the needs of large patient populations.

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MOTECH: How An Open Source SMS Medical Platform Is Improving Patient Engagement and Reaching Underserved Populations in Developing Nations

Implementation of the MOTECH Suite is spreading rapidly among government health services and humanitarian organizations that address the health of potentially vulnerable or at-risk populations across the globe. As an open source solution, MOTECH affords a number of advantages for health services, particularly in low resource areas of the world. Organizations or individuals who work with software solutions to healthcare-related humanitarian issues will need to know what MOTECH is, how it works, and how it might be used to improve the health of various populations...

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Navigating the Challenges of International Teamwork

I started my open source work from Oregon, USA working on a project in the "Republic" of Texas. While that, at first glance, does not sound international in nature, I can assure you that Oregon and Texas might as well be different countries. I experienced both the joy and frustration of working with users from both places that had big cultural differences, as well as overlapping needs. This early experience laid the groundwork for the future, where I got to work at the international level on OpenEMR, an electronic healthcare records system...

OHNews 2013 Readers Choice: 'Open Source' Health IT Systems

As we head towards the end of the year, the global 'open source' software movement continues to grow and strengthen, especially in the field of healthcare. Based on the number of hits by readers of Open Health News (OHNews) on links to our brief profiles of 'open source' Health IT systems, the following are their top choices of interest over the past year: Read More »