2014 OSEHRA Leadership Awards

2014 Awardees

Innovation Award: In Recognition of Impactful Contributions to the Open Source Community

Rob Tweed, Director, M/Gateway Developments Ltd.

The 2014 Innovation Award was presented to Rob Tweed, Director, M/Gateway Developments Ltd., a company in the U.K. that specializes in web technologies and their role in healthcare.  His high-profile developments include the EWD.js framework and the JavaScript User Interface for Oroville Hospital’s winning entry in the 2013 Scheduling Contest hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  His innovations have broadened the scope of OSEHRA Corporate Members and the capabilities of the open source community.

Leadership Award: In Recognition of Leadership and Pivotal Support to the Open Source Community

Christine Rhodes, Director for Open Source Management, Veterans Health Administration

The 2014 Leadership Award was presented to Christine Rhodes, Veterans Health Administration Director for Open Source Management within the Office of Informatics and Analytics at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration.  During her 29 years of dedication to Veterans healthcare, she has been instrumental in collaborative, early assessment of joint iEHR capabilities and VA VistA Standardization efforts.  Her leadership has strengthened the critical partnership between OSEHRA and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lifetime Achievement Award: In Recognition of Career-long Achievements and Contributions to the Open Source Community

George Timson, independent contractor

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to George Timson.  He is an independent contractor best known as the author of FileMan and associated medical applications, implemented in the early 1980’s by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  During that time he also served as the Secretary and Vice Chairman of the MUMPS Development Committee.  In 1985, Mr. Timson became a partner of the startup DI*STAR.  This company executed TRIMIS, the hospital-information project of the U.S. Department of Defense, and its large suite of FileMan-based software now deployed worldwide.  His lifetime achievements and continuous dedication to military and Veteran healthcare are an inspiration to the OSEHRA community.