A New Breed: Ceo Robert Wentz positions Oroville Hospital as major open-source EHR player

Christine G. K. LaPado | News Review | September 1, 2011

...under the Affordable Care Act everyone has to get on an electronic health records system (EHR) by 2015. If health-care systems such as hospitals and primary-care clinics are not able to demonstrate “meaningful use” of a certified EHR system by the end of 2014, they will be subject to financial penalties that will increase over time.

It was the need to have a certified EHR system—and the fact that most EHR software is proprietary and thus costly and sometimes not adaptable to the particular needs of a user—that prompted Wentz to position Oroville Hospital as a pioneer in the world of open-source EHR software...