OSEHRA Leadership Awards

2018 Awardees

Innovation Award: In Recognition of His Outstanding Innovations and Contributions to the Open Source Community

Bo Dagnall, Chief Technologist and Strategist for Digital Health, Perspecta

The 2018 Innovation Award was presented to Mr. Bo Dagnall in recognition of his outstanding innovations and contributions to the open source community. Mr. Dagnall is the Chief Technologist and Strategist for Digital Health at Perspecta. During the past 12 months, he has demonstrated extraordinary technical expertise and thought leadership within the OSEHRA community, taking the chair of the Synthetic Patient Data Project Group and integrating an open source patient data generator into a Digital Health Platform that has been named an HSPC Approved Application. His work to establish the role of open source in hybrid platform solutions has been critical to understanding the future of open source in healthcare information technology.

Government Leadership Award: In Recognition of Their Outstanding Leadership and Key Support to the Open Source Community

Patrick Redington, M.D., Reminders Developer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Anthony Puleo, Information Technology Specialist​, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The 2018 Government Leadership Award was jointly awarded to Dr. Patrick Redington and Mr. Anthony Puleo in recognition of their outstanding leadership and key support to the open source community. Their contemporary work on VistA’s Reminders Package has been recognized in OSEHRA’s Reminders Working Group and Immunization Project Group. The Reminders Package is one major reason Veterans' and Native Americans' healthcare initiatives and outcomes have been successful in the VA and in IHS. These two developers deserve great credit for contributing to the development of clinically useful software that has undoubtedly saved thousands of lives.

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

Keith Campbell, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Informatics Architecture, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA

The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dr. Keith Campbell in recognition of his career-long accomplishments and contributions to the open source EHR community. Having dedicated over 30 years to the open source community, Dr. Campbell has been an active member of OSEHRA since its founding. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of medical informatics, and one of his most successful projects has been the System of Logical Representation (SOLOR). SOLOR, a 2018 FedHealthIT Innovation Award winner, is an open source-based transformation process to represent and integrate common terminologies using a single extensible model.