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

OSEHRA has been invited to organize an Open Source EHR session 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...

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HIMSS2015: OSEHRA to Exhibit at Annual HIMSS Conference in Chicago

Press Release | OSEHRA | April 10, 2015

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) will return as an exhibitor at the Healthcare Information and Management Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition from Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois...During the three-day conference, OSEHRA will showcase significant achievements at Booth 7530.  Attendees will learn of the successes, challenges, and lessons gained from the institutionalization of VistA within VA, the support of the domestic private sector market, and the international implementations of VistA by the UK and Jordan. 

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HIT System to Help Clinics Serve Medically Underserved Populations

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | August 17, 2017

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed an IT system to improve the health and well-being of medically underserved populations through personalized interventions. Called imHealthy, the system—which includes a mobile app, open source EHR and web portal—was specifically designed by a multidisciplinary research team for the FOCUS Pittsburgh Free Health Center. However, researchers are hoping the solution will serve as a model for free clinics in other major cities across the country. According to Leming Zhou, assistant professor in the Department of Health Information Management at the University of Pittsburgh, he and his colleagues intended imHealthy to be a user-friendly, scalable, easy-to-use system to help clinics provide a comprehensive well-being assessment for those living in medically underserved communities.

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How A Free Mobile App Fights Ebola And Other Global Epidemics

The enormity and severity of the West African Ebola epidemic that began in 2014 is hard to fathom. The outbreak resulted in more than 11,000 deaths, and hundreds of thousands of people affected by loss. Providing adequate care for any medical condition depends on information, but even more so when dealing with an epidemic that is as severe, dangerous, and fast-moving as Ebola. This is the story of how a dispersed global health IT community banded together to solve the enormous, unique information challenges presented by Ebola...

How can an Electronic Health Solution help Physicians Keep their Doors Open

In my previous article I started to address the unenviable position that physicians in the United States find themselves, in and how open source solutions can help them keep their doors open. In this article we will address some of the additional business challenges that physician offices and clinics face, and how the Electronic Health Solution (EHS) that we just released can help give them the tools and flexibility to both care for their patients and run a sustainable practice.

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How the DOD's choice of EHR will impact providers

Heather Caspi | HelthcareDIVE | February 19, 2015

As the Department of Defense prepares to select a new electronic health record system, some are advocating that it go with an open-source solution—not just to benefit of the DOD but to use the $11-billion program to benefit the healthcare industry at large.

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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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Ibáñez Talks about Open Health and VistA at All Things Open Conference

Luis Ibáñez...was up next to talk to us about Open Source in Healthcare. Luis’s story was so interesting – I hope I caught all the numbers he shared – but the moral of the story is that hospitals could save insane amounts of money if they switched to an open system.

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IBM, Epic Unveil Advisory Group As They Vie For Big Military EHR Contract

Darius Tahir | Modern Healthcare | January 7, 2015

IBM Corp. and Epic Systems Corp., likely hoping to show why their joint bid should win the Defense Department's $11 billion, 10-year EHR contract, Wednesday unveiled a 17-person group they've assembled to help advise the department and guide it through implementation if they win the work. Read More »

iCare Becomes Industry’s First Enterprise Cloud EHR to be Certified for Inpatient Meaningful Use Stage 2

Press Release | iCare, Drummond Group Inc. | February 17, 2015

iCare hits historic milestone for Inpatient Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Certification; becomes the industry's first unified cloud whole-hospital EHR for inpatient use and the industry’s first new enterprise EHR in the last 16 years; receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

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iCare Introduces First Cloud-Based Enterprise EHR at 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Press Release | iCare | January 12, 2015

iCare, founded in 2012, by Jim Riley and a focused team of EHR and cloud experts, makes its debut today at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA. The company announced the general availability of the iCare Enterprise Cloud Electronic Health Record (EHR).  A new, modern approach to the EHR focusing on mid- to large- sized hospitals with a fresh alternative to traditional installed enterprise software.

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iCare: World’s Most Advanced EHR for Hospitals Unveiled at HIMSS15

Press Release | iCare | April 10, 2015

iCare, the enterprise cloud EHR company, will announce the public availability of its product to hospital leadership, industry analysts and the media at HIMSS15 April, 12-16 in Chicago.  The company’s online product launch in early January of 2015 was highlighted by the distinction of being the industry’s first enterprise cloud EHR to receive Complete Inpatient Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification.   Read More »

IMS MAXIMS releases improved version of open source EPR (EHR)

Press Release | IMS MAXIMS | January 22, 2016

This week sees the release of the latest version of the IMS MAXIMS open source electronic patient record (EPR), openMAXIMS, which includes all of the enhancements made for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Taunton was the first trust to go live with the software and has been working closely with IMS MAXIMS on the new functionality. The upgraded code is now available on the open source website (GitHub), with many new features, including clinical triage of referrals to direct patients to the appropriate service and care according to clinical priority, and pre-operative assessment for theatres, ensuring patients are fit and suitable for surgery.

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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 »

Internationalization of OpenEMR

OpenEMR | OpenEMR Wiki | June 20, 2012

The theme of OpenEMR 4.1.1 is internationalization – it will work in 20 languages and will support SNOMED, ICD10 and ICD9 diagnostic coding. The current plan is to potentially release the next version of OpenEMR in August 2012. Read More »