HIMSS14: OSEHRA Organizes Open Source EHR Panel at the HIMSS Conference

Desereé JohnstonWe are pleased to announce that OSEHRA has been invited to organize a session entitled Open Innovation in Electronic Health Records at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition on Sunday, February 23 in Orlando, Florida.  More than 37,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world are expected to participate in the HIMSS conference.  We are enthusiastic about engaging this community, especially with our unique session focused on user-driven innovations, interagency collaboration, and future investments.

Our session will feature success stories from VistA users including Lutheran Medical Center, the North Carolina Department of Health, Oroville Hospital, and the College of St. Scholastica.  Team presentations from OSEHRA members MedRed and Oroville Hospital, winners of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Appointment Scheduling Solution (MASS) Contest, will showcase how innovations take place in the open source environment.  Finally, a report on the status of VistA evolution and code intake will highlight unprecedented collaboration between OSEHRA, Veterans Health Administration, and Indian Health Services.

Do not miss this opportunity to see leading VistA open source community members share their expertise and vision for the future.  Join us at the Orange County Convention Center in Room 203C from 12:45 – 5:30 on Sunday, February 23 in Orlando!  Anyone who holds a standard registration for the HIMSS conference is able to attend-- no special session registration or badge is required.

This program has been approved for up to 4.2 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS). 

Also, for the first time, OSEHRA will be an exhibitor at the conference, so we are looking forward to seeing you at our brand new exhibit in Booth 682 from February 24-26!