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Google Joins PwC in Bid to Modernize DOD’s EHR Infrastructure

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | January 15, 2015

Google, Inc. will be joining PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) and its partners in a bid to win the favor of the Pentagon as it seeks to modernize its EHR infrastructure.  The PwC team, which also includes DSS, MedSphere, and General Dynamics Technology, is facing stiff competition from its rivals, but hopes its open-source offering will become even more attractive to the Department of Defense with the backing of the tech giant’s significant resources and experience. Read More »

iCare Becomes Industry’s First Enterprise Cloud EHR to be Certified for Inpatient Meaningful Use Stage 2

Press Release | iCare, Drummond Group Inc. | February 17, 2015

iCare hits historic milestone for Inpatient Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Certification; becomes the industry's first unified cloud whole-hospital EHR for inpatient use and the industry’s first new enterprise EHR in the last 16 years; receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

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OSEHRA 2016 Summit to Address Range of Open Health Projects from Global Health IT to the Next Steps for VistA

Can you believe that we are less than 2 weeks from the OSEHRA Summit?  We and the open source community have had an interesting year full of changes and success stories.  Our speakers will address all of these topics, including various aspects of VistA.  Many things have been said about VistA both publically and privately in the past couple of months, so I want to point your attention to our Summit’s approach.

OSEHRA 2016: Call for Abstract Submissions for Open Source Conference

OSEHRA will be holding its annual Summit June 27 through June 29 in Bethesda, Maryland. Over the past several years the OSEHRA Summit has become the leading confernce for the VistA community as well as the Open HealthIT community. This year the conference will be expanding with a half-day focused on Open Health IT presentations.  The 2016 OSEHRA Open Source Summit Program Committee invites abstract submissions for presentations, roundtables, and posters by March 8, 2016.

OSEHRA Awarded VA Open Source Technical Support Contract

Press Release | OSEHRA, BITS | February 22, 2016

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Open Source Technical Support and Working Group Services for VA VistA Contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The contract scope includes identifying and analyzing available open source software that fulfills VA requirements or enhances functionality, as well as support for Technical Working Groups through which VA can collaborate with the open source community.

PwC Announces Google, Inc. is on the PwC Team Bidding for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program

Press Release | PwC | January 15, 2015

PwC US today announced Google Inc. is a part of the PwC team in the bid for the Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) contract. The DHMSM program will replace and modernize the Military Health System (MHS), which currently supports more than 9.7 million beneficiaries, including active duty, retirees and their dependents.

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The Right Way to Modernize VA's VistA EHR: Shift Development to the Private Sector and the Cloud

While changes to VistA are warranted and necessary, trashing the entire system because one component may be flawed makes little sense from technological or financial perspectives. The VA scheduling scandal was the product of an agency overwhelmed by veterans returning from two theaters of war. In that scenario, the scheduling system became a scapegoat for organizational and human resources challenges that were bound to manifest in one way or another.The VA should not heed calls to replace VistA for these key reasons...

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VA to Employees: Zip your lips

Darius Tahir | Politico | July 27, 2017

VA TO EMPLOYEES — ZIP YOUR LIPS ON EHRs: Some VA IT officials Arthur [Allen] has spoken to this week got emails instructing them to sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding the Cerner deal with the agency. The emails were directed to people who “have been selected to participate in the planning for an electronic health acquisition,” and it prohibits them from discussing “all data, information and software” related to the purchase.

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OSEHRA 2016 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 27, 2016 (All day) - June 29, 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Bethesda, MD
United States

Looking to gain expertise in both public and private sector open source health IT?  Want to collaborate on global state-of-the-art solutions for electronic health records, and population health tool development? Need access to domestic and international market opportunities?  Then OSEHRA’s 5th annual Open Source Summit, held just outside of Washington, DC from June 27-29, 2016, is the place for you. Nearly 400 industry leaders, federal and state government officials, academics, clinicians, developers, and researchers participated in the 2015 OSEHRA Open Source Summit—with representation from the United States, Canada, India, Jordan, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Do not miss your opportunity to join them this year!

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Open Source VistA Innovation for VA-- at the Intersection of Progress & Process

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
October 18, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Deanne Clark of DSS will highlight some key enhancements for modernizing VistA contributed by DSS to the Open Source/OSEHRA Community and examine the challenges and barriers to VA code intake.