OSEHRA Leadership Awards

2017 Awardees

Innovation Award: In recognition of his outstanding innovations and contributions to the open source community

George Lilly, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, WorldVistA

The 2017 Innovation Award was given to Mr. George Lilly in recognition of his outstanding contributions and positive impact on the open source EHR community. Mr. Lilly is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for WorldVistA, a General Member of OSEHRA, and has over 20 years of experience as an IT professional and management consultant. He has distinguished himself in the arena of big data and analytics with the VistA ecosystem and his code has been adopted for several VA projects through his work in OSEHRA work groups.

Government Leadership Award: In recognition of his outstanding leadership and key support to the open source community

Jonathan Nebeker, M.D., Deputy National Chief Medical Informatics Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA

The 2017 Government Leadership Award was awarded to Dr. Jonathan Nebeker in recognition of his outstanding leadership and key support to the open source community. Dr. Nebeker is the Deputy National Chief Medical Informatics Officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration. He has been dedicated to modernizing healthcare technology and has provided pivotal support to the open source EHR community. Dr. Nebeker is also a tenured Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah.

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

Joel Ivey, Retired, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Joel Ivey in recognition of his career-long accomplishments and contributions to the open source community. A longtime member of the OSEHRA community, Dr. Ivey is a gifted programmer and architect and a leader in modern development methodologies. His work has played an integral part in VistA development and his contributions are invaluable to the open source community. Dr. Ivey earned his PhD from the University of Oregon and is a retired software developer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.