Arlington, VA – The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that registration for its 2015 Open Source Summit: Community-Powered Healthcare IT Solutions, to occur July 29-31 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, is now available.
“In its fourth year, we are delighted that our annual Summit has grown exponentially in both size and significance,” said Dr. Seong Ki Mun, President of OSEHRA. “With an impressive technical program, respected plenary speakers, and unfettered access to open source leaders, the 2015 Summit is certain to draw a diverse and enthusiastic community of participants.”
Nearly 400 industry leaders, federal and state government officials, academics, clinicians, developers, and researchers participated in the 2014 Summit—with representation from the United States, Canada, India, Jordan, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. 2015 Summit attendees will gain expertise in public and private sector open source health IT, will access domestic and international market opportunities, and will collaborate on global state-of-the-art solutions for electronic health records, personal health records, and population health tool development.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers include:
- Omar Shboul: Chief Technology Officer, Electronic Health Solutions
- Yen Chow, MD: Chief Innovation Officer, LongView International Technology Solutions
- James Bush, MD: Medicaid Medical Director, Wyoming Department of Health
Further, due to popular demand, OSEHRA and the VISTA Expertise Network will again partner to host a special Technical Town Hall; this will focus on the future of the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), the electronic health record system utilized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other healthcare providers worldwide. Also, in coordination with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leadership, a session featuring the latest innovations from within VA will occur on the final day.
Additionally, the 2015 Summit provides a platform for community leaders to showcase their findings and share their experiences in open source during the technical tracks. Community members and attendees are highly encouraged to submit papers for consideration during the Call for Abstracts, which will remain open until April 1.
The Summit is being sponsored by DSS, Inc., the returning Conference Sponsor. Early Bird Registration for the 2015 OSEHRA Open Source Summit is offered until May 31. Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are still available.
OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. Founded in 2011, OSEHRA is a rapidly growing open source community with over 2,700 registered members representing 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community engaged in advancing EHR software and related health IT. Additionally, OSEHRA hosts software repositories for applications such as VistA, Blue Button, HealtheMe PHR, and now popHealth®. OSEHRA is a member of global industry associations including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Level 7 (HL7), Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), and the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
DSS, Inc. develops and supplies integrated enhancements to the Veterans Affairs VistA system and specializes in healthcare IT solutions that improve quality and productivity. The organization also designs applications that are compatible with the Indian Health Services RPMS, the Department of Defense’s healthcare systems and vxVistA. To foster the adoption of open source in healthcare organizations, DSS is a founder and supporter of a community-driven, collaboration environment website, The VistA Extension Hub (www.ThevxHub.org) that acts as a forum for discussion and best practices among Open Source vxVistA and VistA users.