I am working in a hospital. My hospital has recently gone for a proprietary software for interfacing with laboratory equipments like autoanalysers etc. The system helps in fetching results from those equipments into a database. I seek your help in identifying any FOSS doing similar things. Alterntively, if I were to develop one on my own where are the details about the protocol?
This article is yet another example of pervasive proprietary EHR statistical bias.
The linked article excludes an enormous segment: Veterans Affairs VistA, its close cousin IHS RPMS and its increasing number of private sector deployments. There are approximately 1,000 VA outpatient clinics and many more Indian Health Service outpatient clinics as well as more and more private sector deployments. Not counting them or pretending that they don’t exist gives an inaccurate view.
We are pleased to announce the following for OSCON 2010.
Tony McCormick and Dr Sam Bowen will be presenting for OpenEMR (oemr.org)
* Taking OpenEMR, a GPL EMR to ARRA Meaningful Use Certification and beyond
It has been scheduled for 16:30 on 21 Jul 2010.
OSCON 2010 — http://oscon.com/
Portland, OR — July 19 – July 23, 2010
www.mi-squared.com – 503-564-4670
If you have been wondering: What’s all the fuss about VistA? Where can I learn more about VistA? Who is the VistA Community? Can I use VistA in my hospital, clinic etc? How can I contribute to the improvement of VistA? Then plan on attending the 21st VistA Community Meeting, June 8 to 11, 2010 at George Mason University, Fairfax Virgina. More details after the break.
A Veterans Affairs requested VistA Modernization Report is now available. The good news: it prominently features and recommends open source and discusses the prospect of VA VistA as a national standard. The bad news is that it appears to be progressive while actually being regressive from current and past VA experience and practice.
Ubuntu Netbook Remix (reviewed version 10.4) is Linux like you’ve never seen before. It has a smooth, attractive, interface that works very well with the netbook form factor. It is a clear winner, as good as if not better than operating systems from enormous corporations. There was a gotcha on my HP Mini installation in an otherwise great work.
Disclosure: Astronaut,LLC is owned by the same conspiracy as Linux medical News. Early registration is open for the second edition of “Introduction to VistA System Administration with Astronaut”. Limited seats are available and expected to fill fast. This comprehensive training event will start you on the journey to Electronic Health Record excellence and will be held in Houston, Texas, June 24-27th, 2010. More details and enrollment can be found here.