President's Blog

OSEHRA Board Election Results

OSEHRA’s Board of Directors met last week, and while reviewing the nominees for this year's Board member election, decided to exercise one of two available Board expansion seats.  Prior to this meeting, we were poised to start the Board election today, with Robert Missroon of DSS, Inc. running unopposed for the Open Source Industry Seat, and two candidates for the Organizational Membership Seat (Mike O’Neill, of Medicasoft, and George Rollins, of Perspecta). 

Happy 27th Birthday Linux

This week marks 27 years since Linus Torvalds first announced his “hobby operating system” to the world through a newsgroup post. Today Linux powers numerous facets of the world’s infrastructure and is a thriving legacy system because of successful open source practices. It has become the best-known open source operating system and we are delighted to see many within our community sharing their memories and excitement.

The Best Summit Yet!

OSEHRA’s Seventh Annual Summit closed this afternoon, Friday, July 20, with a spirited discussion on open source licensing and code contribution. This year’s event included speakers from ten different Government agencies, our widest participation in our history.

Our 7th Annual Summit is One Week Away!

OSEHRA’s 7th Annual Open Source Summit, The Open Road for Government Innovation, begins one week from today! We have confirmed an exciting line up of speakers and presentations, and we encourage you to visit our Summit website here to view our updated schedule of events.

New Work Group! First OA2 Meeting Scheduled

The first bi-weekly meeting for the new Open API and Open Architecture (OA2) Work Group has been scheduled.  Sponsored by Organizational Member CGI Federal, the goal of this group is to leverage the OSEHRA community’s deep knowledge, along with new Open API initiatives in the HIT industry, to draft a conceptual HIT Open Architecture. The group will also support efforts to pilot and implement reference implementations of its use.

Introducing OSEHRA's New Look

Today OSEHRA unveils our new organization logo and refreshed brand identity. These updates reflect the growth and evolution of our organization since its founding in 2011 and points the way for OSEHRA’s path moving forward.  Our community has evolved tremendously over the last seven years, and we felt it was time to explore a new logo to capture and showcase our thriving open ecosystem.

New Synthetic Patient Data Project Group

OSEHRA is pleased to announce the formation of a new Open Source Project Group focused on the generation of synthetic patient data. This project group will work to develop an open source toolset for creating clinically valid synthetic data and import it into VistA and RPMS for testing. Existing products and services such as Synthea and MiHIN will be surveyed, and will serve as the launch points for this project.