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New Research Finds EHRs Improve the Quality of Diabetes Care

Randall D. Cebul | Health IT Buzz | September 1, 2011

Two years ago in an address to Congress, President Obama declared his commitment to invest in electronic health records (EHRs), saying he thought it was perhaps the best way to quickly improve the quality of American health care. Just two years later, that hunch is proving true in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More »

ONC Releases Five-Year Strategic Health IT Plan

Editorial Staff | CMIO | September 14, 2011

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) published its “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011-2015” this week, outlining five strategic goals. During the public comment period, the ONC received 240 responses, Jodi G. Daniel, JD, MPH, director of the office of policy and planning at ONC, said in a HealthITBuzz blog post from Sept. 12. Read More »

ONC, Health 2.0 launch popHealth app challenge

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | October 10, 2011

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Health 2.0 entrepreneurial organization have opened a contest for developers to innovate with the popHealth tool beyond its reporting functions so healthcare providers can learn more about their patient populations and improve their care. Read More »

Open Med Practice

Open Med Practice is dedicated to proving doctors and clinics with the best and most usable electronic health record system, practice management and billing software. We are able to do that because we build our platform on of OpenEMR, the world’s most widely implemented open source EHR. In addition to being an EHR, OpenEMR is also a full-fledged practice management and billing system.

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Open Source: 'One of the last great challenges'

Mike Miliard | Health IT News | June 2, 2010

"I think open source is the right thing to do the same way I believe science is better than alchemy," software pioneer Linus Torvald, who developed the "kernel" that's the basis of the Linux operating system, has said. "Like science, open source allows people to build on a solid base of previous knowledge…. It's just a superior way of working together." Read More »

Open-Source Health Care Software

Adrian Gropper | Virtual Mentor | September 1, 2011

Software tools are yet another new technology competing for the attention of physicians. Medical software is evolving rapidly from a record-keeping tool to a communications system to a source of decision support and plays the role of a medical device or clinical service. Read More »

OpenMRS Releases 2015 Annual Report

Press Release | OpenMRS | February 25, 2016

OpenMRS®, a free and open source health IT software platform built by volunteers around the world, is marking the start of its second decade by releasing its first annual report for 2015. The document highlights the achievements of the open source community in the past year, improvements to the OpenMRS software, and lays out the strategic goals for 2016...OpenMRS started in a single clinic in Western Kenya ten years ago. Since then it has grown into a global health IT solution with implementations in more than 80 countries and translations into multiple languages. Based on documented reports, OpenMRS is currently in use in 1,149 locations around the world.

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OPSWAT helps San Francisco State University contribute to Healthcare Systems for Developing Countries

Press Release | OPSWAT | June 13, 2012

OPSWAT's donations to the Computer Science department help students get involved in the development community for OpenMRS, an open source medical records system. Read More »

OSEHRA 2012: 1st Annual Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop to Discuss Innovations in EHRs and Health IT

Press Release | OSEHRA | October 11, 2012

The Open Source Electronic Health Records Agent (OSEHRA)...will host the 1st Annual Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 17th and Thursday, Oct. 18th. The Summit will feature more than 30 eminent panelists and speakers, including government officials, health care leaders, clinical care providers and policymakers as they engage with attendees from the public and private sector.

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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 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 Releases Enhanced ViViaN™ Visualization Toolset

Press Release | OSEHRA | April 19, 2018

OSEHRA is pleased to announce a new version of our ViViaN™ visualization toolset. OSEHRA’s VistA Cross Reference (DOX) pages have gotten a great deal of positive feedback from VistA users/developers inside and outside of VA. However, it didn’t capture some of the more obscure package dependencies, and there was no ability to export reports. VA needed both capabilities to assist with internal development efforts, and funded a set of enhanced capabilities. The new version not only directly addresses VA’s requirements, but will also benefit the entire community.

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Patients Get Access to Lab Results, Under New Proposal

David Sell | The Inquirer | September 12, 2011

Patients in Pennsylvania — as they already can in New Jersey and Delaware — could get results directly from a laboratory instead of waiting for a delivery from a doctor, under a proposal to change federal law announced Monday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Read More »

PopHealth: A Free Tool for Measuring Meaningful Use

Jill Halloran | | April 30, 2012

Everyone wants to cash in on the Medicare/Medicaid incentives for implementing EHR, but the government wants your Meaningful Use statistics to justify the payment.  A few commercial tools are emerging for this purpose, but the government is offering you one for free. Read More »

Proposal Gives Patients Access to Own Lab Results

Paige Winfield Cunningham | The Washington Times | September 12, 2011

Patients would be allowed direct access to lab results under a new rule proposed by the Obama administration that is part of a broader effort to nudge the health care industry away from paper-driven systems and toward technologies that make it easier to access and share records. Read More »