Call for Abstracts

Abstracts Submission Closed for the 2019 OSEHRA Open Source Summit

The 2019 OSEHRA Summit Program Committee invites researchers from around the globe to submit abstracts for our 8th Annual Summit to be held July 9 – 10. This year’s theme, Open Saas – Open Source in the Cloud, will feature a wide range of leading-edge open source initiatives, cloud-based solutions, software-as-a-service delivery models, and growing public-private partnerships.
This unique forum provides the opportunity to showcase findings and advancements to Government and industry leaders within the greater community who are actively working to optimize open source innovation and utilization. The abstract deadline has been extended! All proposals must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Abstracts may be submitted for any of the following session types:
  • Presentation: A presentation, or set of presentations, related to the same topic identified in the abstract. Proposals should include the name of the presenter; in the case of multiple presenters, the abstract should identify the organizer who will serve as the primary contact. Proposals should also include the overall title for the session that would be printed in the summit program.
  • Poster: Posters offer the opportunity to present a topic through a display rather than as a formal oral presentation. This is ideal for subjects in which a one-on-one discussion is appropriate or for topics that require a detailed examination of the supporting materials.
  • Roundtable: Roundtable sessions offer opportunities to obtain insight and suggestions from colleagues through an informal, interactive format. Roundtable proposals should include the title for the session that would be printed in the summit program, along with the names of all participants. Proposals should also identify the facilitator, who will help to moderate the session and serve as the primary contact.

Suggested Topics:

Cloud Focused Topics

  • Health IT Applications as a Service
  • Cloud Migration Strategy and Tools
  • Cloud Security
  • SaaS on FHIR

Big Data

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Population Health

Open Source Policies/Strategies

  • Federal Open Source Policy
  • Migration Strategy
  • Open Source Business Models
  • Open Source Governance
  • Open Enterprise Platform

VistA Beyond the EMR

  • Enterprise Resource Planning Functionality
  • Non-Clinical Support Systems
  • Untangling VistA Dependencies


EMR Related Topics

  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • VistA International Activity
  • Synthetic Patient Data
  • Medical Imaging
  • Innovation with RPMS
  • Innovation with VistA
  • FHIR on VistA

Submitting a Proposal:

  • If you are submitting multiple abstracts, a separate entry must be submitted for each title/topic.
  • Abstract authors must register to confirm their Summit participation no later than Friday, May 31, 2019. Presenters not registered by this date will be removed from the program agenda. Presenters and attendees are encouraged to take advantage of early bird registration rates. Additional details will be provided upon abstract selection.
  • Abstracts will be peer reviewed by our 2019 Summit Program Committee. Only submissions with complete and accurate information will be considered. Acceptance will be based on content, available slots, and overall program balance.
  • All abstracts must be submitted prior to the extended deadline: April 2, 2019.
  • You will receive a decision regarding the status of your proposal, via email, by April 29, 2019.



Proposal Information
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Additional Presenters Information
Second Presenter
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Third Presenter
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