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Interoperability: Can It Really Happen In 10 Years?

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | December 16, 2014

With electronic health records now in place among hospitals and medical practices, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT embraced its new mandate in 2014: getting them to talk to each other...

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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 »

Modernizing the VistA GUI - Hot Topic for the OSEHRA Summit

As we approach the 2014 OSEHRA EHR Summit, the topics of EHR Usability and EHR web enablement have become major points of discussion. This article is a quick attempt to summarize one of the key developments in this area. Sidney Tarason from Astute Semantics has produced groundbreaking prototypes for VistA that could shape the modernization effort moving forward for not just VistA, but for all EHRs based on the polymorphic MUMPS database (about 95% of all electronic health record (EHR) systems in the United States). Read More »

Open Health Round-Up For 2014: Notable Articles, Reports, And Events

Even the hidebound field of health care can undergo a lot of change over the course of one year. Key health IT trends that I saw throughout 2014 are summarized in another article. Here I'll list some of the most notable articles and reports related to open source, standards, and transparency in health. Read More »

Open Source EHR Generator Delivers Healthcare Big Data with FHIR

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | September 8, 2017

Healthcare data analysts frustrated by the lack of access to large volumes of clean, trusted, and complete patient data can now take advantage of an open source EHR data generator platform called Synthea. One million synthetic patient records are currently available within the free online system, which uses HL7 FHIR to allow access to standardized datasets that mimic real electronic health records...

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OSEHRA 2014 Summit to Rock EHR World

The world of electronic health records (EHRs) is going to be rocked next month as the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) holds its third annual summit in Bethesda, Maryland. After four years of quietly building a organization to promote VistA and open source in healthcare, as well as a central host for the core VistA code, OSEHRA is now emerging as a major force in the world of EHRs. The conference has become a gathering place for not just the VistA community but for major health IT players in the federal government, including the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Indian Health Service (IHS), and major forces in the open health field. The three-day conference will feature more than 120 speakers addressing 90 separate sessions. Read More »

OSEHRA Announces Sponsors for its 2014 Open Source Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | August 7, 2014

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is excited to announce the confirmed sponsors for the 2014 Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Health IT to be held September 3-5 at the Bethesda, Maryland North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Read More »

OSEHRA To Hold Innovation Webinar on Open Source Clinical Quality Tools

OSEHRA is going to be holding a special one-hour Innovation Webinar tomorrow as part of the National Health IT Week. The focus will be on open source applications and tools that are gaining traction for clinical quality measures. Well known and very mature is popHealth. The webinar participants will discuss the latest upgrades in version 5.0 of the software. They will also present a new entrant into the field. That would be the Cedar project, an open source tool for testing the strength of Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) collection systems that receive Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) files.

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Plan VI - OSEHRA Launching Internationalized Version of VistA

Press Release | OSEHRA | August 28, 2018

OSEHRA is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative to create an internationalized version of the VistA Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VistA is periodically released to the public via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and enhanced by the OSEHRA community to create OSEHRA VistA, an open source resource for the entire EHR community. The internationalization effort, dubbed Plan VI, aims to expand VistA capability by making it compatible with various different languages and creating a reference implementation for global use.

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Update on Patient Matching Activities

I have written several times about patient matching in the US, both in a blog entry and a published article. On December 11, 2017 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) sponsored a half-day “Interoperability in Action” webinar focused on Patient Matching Milestones at ONC (see slides). The webinar focused on four ONC projects from the past year. Here’s a quick run-down on what they covered. Read More »

OSEHRA 2014 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
September 3, 2014 (All day) - September 5, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Bethesda, MD
United States

The OSEHRA Open Source Summit on Global Collaboration in Healthcare IT on September 3 – 5, 2014, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center outside Washington D.C.  OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance, is an emerging leader in the advancement of open source electronic health record (EHR) software and related health information technology. OSEHRA will bring together the best and brightest from healthcare and various major open source initiatives including the VistA and RPMS EHRs. 

Keynote speakers this year include:

  • Stephen W. Warren-Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D.-Chief Science Officer and Director of the Office of Science and Technology in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jim Whitehurst-President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat

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Open Source Tools for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
October 3, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

OSEHRA is pleased to host this special one-hour Innovation Webinar in conjunction with National Health IT Week. Participants will hear an update from OSEHRA Leadership and Organizational Members on a range of open source software applications and tools. Topics include an update on v5.0 of popHealth® as well as products that are newly engaged within our community like Cedar- an open source tool for testing the strength of eCQM collection systems that receive Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) files.

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