Medical, the Universal Health information system, is finalist on Sourceforge 2009 Community Awards.
With over 47,000 nominations, the community has chosen 85 finalists in 12 categories. Medical is among the best 10 projects this year for government.
June 16 at 1:00 PM Eastern, will focus on concerns regarding certification of applications licensed under open source models. During the Web conference, Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., Commission chair, and Dennis Wilson, the Commission’s technology director, will discuss the new concepts from the perspective of technology developers. More information here.
For you VA VistA fans, here is the status of GUI-registration which has recently changed with tmg-cprs. In case you didn’t know, patient registration up until recently was text-based and somewhat annoying in an otherwise good system:
Editor’s note: it actually does not appear to specifically make open source illegal but the side effect may be that. Unless they are CCHIT certified.
2. (New section) a. No person or entity, either directly or indirectly, shall sell, offer for sale, give, furnish, or otherwise distribute to any person or entity in this State a health information technology product that has not been certified by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.
PatientOS Inc. will be demonstrating with a live system which users can log into, the interoperability between two distinct systems using OpenEHR Archetypes.
We are going to have a live, hands on demo at the HIMSS Virtual Conference June 9-10 where in response to Tony Shannons call to action we will
The Veterans Health Administration’s open-source electronic health record system VistA is a fully integrated, enterprise-wide healthcare information system that has been developed and used for the past 20 years by the Veterans Health Administration, the largest, centrally directed, healthcare system in the U.S. VistA has been deployed in about 1,500 care sites. More private-sector oriented, open-source versions such as WorldVistA and OpenVista, whose source code is freely availabe could be an effective and low-cost option for non-Veterans Affairs hospitals that are seeking to implement a complete hospital information system, but have been held back by the cost.
According to this article Medsphere Corp. is raising $15 million in venture capital: ‘In a regulatory filing this week, Carlsbad, CA-based Medsphere Systems says it has raised about $1.9 million of a $15 million secondary venture round. Medsphere CEO Michael Doyle told me recently that existing investors have committed $6 million for the round so far. Since it was founded in 2002, Medsphere has raised $50 million from investors that include Azure Capital Partners, Epic Ventures, and Thomas Weisel Partners. The company is commercializing an open source software version of VistA, the electronic health record system developed for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.’