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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Draw the Line - Time for the US to Embrace Open Source Emergency and Disaster Response

For nearly 20 years now the global open source community and applications have been a keystone to disaster relief efforts around the world. The enormous number of disaster relief applications and knowledge that has been developed through all these years, should, and needs to be leveraged in the current crisis. For that reason, Open Health News is starting a series of articles to highlight some of the most important solutions. A substantial portion the open source applications for emergency and disaster response that exist are actually already on the news website in the form of articles and resource pages.

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Indian Health Service (IHS) Plans to Modernize EHR

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | June 13, 2013

The Indian Health Service (IHS), the federal agency in charge of providing healthcare to more than two million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, is currently in the process of upgrading its Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) to increase interoperability and streamline EHR adoption by 2014, promote health information exchang Read More »

Indian Health Service of HHS Contributes Open Source Version of Electronic Health Record

Press Release | OSEHRA | June 6, 2014

The Indian Health Service (IHS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has contributed an open source version of its Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) to the OSEHRA Technical Journal. This contribution will complement the current open source EHR capabilities of the VistA code base now hosted by OSEHRA. Read More »

Intriguing Speakers for the 2014 Summit are Confirmed!

Press Release | OSEHRA | June 4, 2014

OSEHRA is excited to announce the confirmed speakers for the Opening Session of the 2014 Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Health IT! Keynote speakers for the 3rd Annual Summit, to be held September 3-5 at the Bethesda, Maryland North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, include: Read More »

Leidos Awarded Contract by Department of Veterans Affairs

Press Release | Leidos Health | May 5, 2014

Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract to provide systems integration support and services to the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP). Read More »

Medsphere Adds Population Health Solution to OpenVista Electronic Health Record

Press Release | Medsphere | January 28, 2015

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today introduced OpenVista® Population Health, a Windows-based solution that gives clinicians much greater flexibility in how they provide care for both individual patients and broader patient populations. “The addition of OpenVista Population Health is worth noting particularly because it serves as an example of how development happens in the VistA community,” said Medsphere President and CEO Irv Lichtenwald...

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Medsphere Contributes Enhanced Database Management System to VistA Open Source Community

Press Release | Medsphere, OSEHRA | October 16, 2012

Medsphere Systems Corporation...this week announced that the company is contributing the enhanced Medsphere Systems File Manager (MSC FileMan) database management system to OSEHRA, the nonprofit open-source organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in health care information technology. Read More »

Medsphere Introduces OpenVista Enterprise App for Smartphones and Tablets

Press Release | Medsphere | March 17, 2016

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today introduced Mobile OpenVista® Enterprise (MOVE). MOVE liberates OpenVista EHR data from the desktop and enables physicians and clinical staff to work more effectively and efficiently. MOVE provides secure, mobile, real time access to patient information—medications, allergies, problems, orders, documentation—anywhere a clinician has WiFi or cell coverage. Physicians can use MOVE at home to review medication orders. Nurses can use MOVE at the bedside to record information about a patient’s changing condition.

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Medsphere Introduces OpenVista NoteAssist to Transform Clinical Documentation Process

Press Release | Medsphere | August 25, 2015

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today introduced OpenVista NoteAssist™, a new clinical documentation tool. To give clinicians greater flexibility and control, NoteAssist streamlines the process of compiling patient data and incorporating it into various types of documentation such as progress notes and discharge summaries by remembering user preferences and text input between both user sessions and individual notes. Using NoteAssist, clinicians can read and create documents on the desktop or on the go via iPad.

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Medsphere Supports Renewed Call for Extension of Financial Incentives for EHR Adoption to Behavioral Health Facilities

Press Release | Medsphere | January 7, 2015

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today joined the growing chorus of voices supporting the Behavioral Health Information Technology Act of 2013 (S.1517). This legislation, introduced by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) a little more than a year ago, would amend the Public Health Service and Social Security acts to define behavioral and mental health professionals as healthcare providers, making behavioral health hospitals eligible for Meaningful Use financial incentives for adopting EHRs. Read More »

Medsphere Systems Marks 10 Years of Better Patient Care Through Affordable Healthcare Technology

Press Release | Medsphere Systems Corporation | November 27, 2012

A decade after the founding of Medsphere, interest in the company's OpenVista EHR remains strong. Their open source solution rapidly delivers federal Meaningful Use funds to its constantly expanding customer base

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Medsphere Systems Merges with MBS/Net

Press Release | Medsphere Systems Corporation , MBS/Net, Inc. | February 23, 2016

Medsphere Systems Corporation and MBS/Net, Inc., today announced the merger of the two companies, effectively adding MBS/Net’s ambulatory physician practice-oriented services and proprietary applications to Medsphere’s existing focus on affordable healthcare IT solutions and services for acute and inpatient behavioral health settings. Moving forward, MBS/Net will retain its name and operate as a division of Medsphere; the expanded company will now offer a broader menu of healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services for integrated delivery networks and standalone physician practices...

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Mun on the Extraordinary Growth of OSEHRA and the VistA EHR Community in 2014

We have recorded a robust year of growth during 2014 and have laid a solid foundation for market expansion in 2015. OSEHRA corporate membership doubled during 2014. Corporate Members include large, medium and small corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions and international organizations that are leaders in health information technology...our primary open source electronic health record product, VistA, was rated by a MedScape survey as the most preferred EHR by physician users again in 2014. Read More »

Munnecke on "Dots-First" vs. "Links-First" Metadata Approach, or Why ICD10 is Going to Fail

Note that, even in 1986, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was savvy to, and advocating the use of metadata (then called the “data dictionary – a roadmap to the database.”  It understood its use in VistA (then called DHCP), its role in portability (then with the Indian Health Service), and hopes to use it for the Department of Defense’s Composite Health Care System. Read More »

Open Health Presentations at HIMSS14

As we outlined in our earlier article, "HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibit Opening with Open Source," open source software as well as collaboration and interoperability in health information technology (HIT) has reached break out levels and the HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. Below are some of the conference presentations related to open health. Note the large number of presentations the award-winning VistA EHR developed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and its derivative RPMS developed by the Indian Health Service (IHS). Read More »