Strong Community Growth Fuels Collaboration In Health IT Across Industry, Academia and Government
Arlington, Virginia – July 9, 2012 – OSEHRA, (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) the nonprofit dedicated to advancing open source electronic health records and accelerating innovation in health care information technology, announced today it has surpassed 1,000 authenticated users. The OSEHRA community includes individuals and organizations representing more than 100 companies, federal and state governments, and students and faculty from more than 20 academic institutions and brings together users, developers, vendors, and researchers who share an interest in advancing electronic health records and related technology.
Registered users of the OSEHRA platform have full access to its state of the art, open source software development toolset including Code Repositories, Review Systems, Architecture References, Software Quality & Certification Dashboards, and Technical Journal.
The 1,000th registered user was Keith Curley, Principal Partner, Western Reserve Systems Group, LLC (WRSG) of Hudson, Ohio (http://www.wrsg.net). Founded in 1999, WRSG provides interface customization, systems integration and scalable application implementation of Cloud-Based Internet, Mobile, Database, Network and Security Management Systems for clients nationwide. WRSG has expanded into health data management and health informatics over the past few years.
As noted by Mr. Curley, “WRSG is interested in applying handheld devices and advanced database management to EMRs (Electronic Medical Records), particularly as it relates to integrating with emerging HIEs (Health Information Exchanges).” In the past, WRSG has done work the Department of Defense’s Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM). Mr. Curley said he looks forward to engaging with the OSEHRA community, in part, to learn more about how his company’s unique technology skill-sets and experience can contribute to the future development of Veteran Affairs (VA) health information systems.
“We are excited to work with companies like WRSG to accelerate the pace and volume of open source EHR innovation” said Dr. Seong Ki Mun, President and CEO, OSEHRA. “As we work to refine best practices in open source EHR development, lessons learned from innovators like WRSG will be invaluable.”
For information on OSEHRA membership, please go to the OSEHRA home page at: http://www.osehra.org/home; click the “Community” tab and then “Join Us”.
OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. Founded in 2011, the organization supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing electronic health record software and related health information technology. OSEHRA hosts software repositories for applications such as the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA electronic health record.
Western Reserve Systems Group (WRSG) was founded in 1999 to help companies enhance business processes and increase global presence with the integration of new technologies including Cloud-Based Internet, Mobile Database, Network and Security Management Systems. WRSG provides business management consulting, professional application development, business process design and systems integration services with specific focus in health data management, health informatics and field service systems. New methods of interface customization and system integration with scalable cloud-based & mobile application and database technologies enable our clients to implement effective solutions that can develop and expand in purpose as their needs grow. As our client list has grown over the past 12 years, so too has our expertise in business management & technology consulting, systems development, implementation and integration, leveraging our partners’ technology investments to create business-enhancing solutions.
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Seong K. Mun, PhD
President and CEO