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App Challenge Winners Help to Improve Patient Compliance

Sara Jackson | FierceMobileHealthcare | February 28, 2012

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services handed out blue ribbons and some cash to a series of recent app challenge winners for products that can help users improve their diet compliance, boost their engagement with treatment plans, and even find one another during an emergency.

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HIMSS18: Key Exhibitor Booths for Open Solutions, Collaboration, and Interoperability

The annual gargantuan HIMSS conference is back at Las Vegas with over 40,000 participants, over a thousand exhibitors, and more than 600 presentations. As we saw last year in Orlando, more than half of the conference presentations are focused on applications based on open source such as FHIR and Blockchain, and a great emphasis on open solutions for interoperability. With so many presentations and exhibits, it is impossible to provide a full overview. Below are a few of some of the most interesting exhibits of open solutions this year.

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HIMSS2015: OSEHRA to Exhibit at Annual HIMSS Conference in Chicago

Press Release | OSEHRA | April 10, 2015

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) will return as an exhibitor at the Healthcare Information and Management Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition from Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois...During the three-day conference, OSEHRA will showcase significant achievements at Booth 7530.  Attendees will learn of the successes, challenges, and lessons gained from the institutionalization of VistA within VA, the support of the domestic private sector market, and the international implementations of VistA by the UK and Jordan. 

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Mining Data For State CDC, Maine HIE Pilot Project Aims For Population Analysis

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | September 10, 2012

The Maine HealthInfoNet is aggregating and analyzing health information exchange data at the population level, with the aim of finding trends and specific figures that currently evade most tools of epidemiology. Read More »

Obama and Biden Blast EHR Vendors for Data Blocking

As they are winding their terms in office, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden dropped a stink bomb on the health IT industry. Speaking at different events on Friday, January 9th, the President and Vice President both criticized proprietary electronic health record (EHR) vendors as the primary obstacle to the success of their administration’s health care strategy. This is the highest level acknowledgement so far of the serious impact that “lock-in” EHR software vendors are having on America’s medical infrastructure and the ability of physicians to provide medical care.

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ONC, HHS Officials Announce Winners of Health App Contests

Staff | iHealthBeat | February 24, 2012

On Wednesday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Health 2.0 announced the winners of a contest that challenged software developers to create applications using the popHealth framework, Modern Healthcare reports (Lee, Modern Healthcare, 2/23). Read More »

ONC-Nurtured Population Health Tool Gains Traction

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | March 20, 2014

An open source software program created with the help of the HHS Office of the National Coordinator is now federally certified and ready to be used as a population health tool. First developed in 2010, the program, called popHealth, imports data, then calculates, displays, and exports it as electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), using Cypress, the same open source engine the ONC uses to certify eCQM functionality in EHRS.

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Open Source Reporting Tool Simplifies MU Quality Measures Reporting

Staff | Inside Healthcare IT | February 9, 2012

Reporting on Meaningful Use quality measures is getting a little easier for healthcare providers, thanks to the latest version of an open source solution. popHealth, an open source reference implementation software service developed by The MITRE Corporation in 2009 with funding from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released its latest version earlier this month.

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OSEHRA 2015: Preliminary Agenda Open Source Summit Released

The 2015 Open Source Summit: Community-Powered Healthcare IT Solutions is shaping up to be another exciting event that will showcase the remarkable achievements of our growing community!  The Summit offers a unique perspective on healthcare IT innovation in the U.S. and global markets, as well as an opportunity to network with the individuals and companies who are making it happen...Further, the OSEHRA community is expanding beyond its VistA-centric origins. This year, in collaboration with Open Health News, a diverse panel of open source community leaders has been formed to exchange ideas, expertise, and business opportunities. Read More »

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 Call for Volunteers for the Leadership Awards Committee

Press Release | OSEHRA | April 20, 2018

OSEHRA is seeking volunteers from the community to serve on this year’s Leadership Awards Committee. Since 2014, OSEHRA has recognized individuals for their outstanding contributions and achievements within the Open Source Health IT Community. This year’s Committee is Co-Chaired by KRM Associates President, Mr. Keith McCall and OSEHRA General Member, Dr. Jack Taylor. The three OSEHRA Leadership Award categories are:

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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 2018: Final Call Open Source EHR Summit Abstracts

Press Release | OSEHRA | April 9, 2018

The 2018 OSEHRA Open Source Summit is now 100 days away! This means the deadline to submit abstracts for consideration is [Wednesday, April 18, 2018]. All proposals are due by midnight EDT. All are encouraged to participate and share their advancements, findings, and experiences with the greater open source and health IT community. A list of proposed topics for submission can be found here, and may be submitted as one of the following session types...

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OSEHRA at the 2019 AFCEA Health IT Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | January 29, 2019

OSEHRA is pleased to return as an exhibitor and community sponsor for AFCEA Bethesda's 11th Annual Health IT Summit. This year's two-day event kicks-off today in Bethesda, Maryland and is expected to bring together more than 1,000 senior executives and IT professionals from across industry and government. Sessions will explore strategies for leveraging modern IT technology and tactics to advance healthcare outcomes. Members of the OSEHRA Team will be on-site during the conference to highlight numerous community projects and activities including Version 2 of our Open Source Licensing Guide, popHealth®, Synthetic Patient Data, ViViaN™ and ViViaN-R™, and our 2019 OSEHRA Open Source Summit.

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