Are you serious about the application of the open source model to health care? Do you want to learn more, meet others who are also committed to this innovative approach and share experiences? Then make plans to attend the only annual conference that is solely devoted to what one health care CIO says is “the only significant innovation to come along in health care informatics in twenty years.”
Last year’s OSHCA meeting held in London, UK was a resounding success with nearly one hundred participants from all over the world. The meeting was sponsored by the NHS Information Authority. The agenda and several of the presentations from the London meeting can be found at www.oshca.org. As with our previous conference the draft agenda for the UCLA meeting will also be posted on the OSHCA website and updated as events are added.
This year’s meeting will be the first time that OSHCA will take place in North America, and, in a health care center with the range of facilities that the UCLA site has to offer. It will be an excellent opportunity to see open source in action as Mike McCoy, our host and CIO of the UCLA Medical Center and his team have have been implementing open source technologies for several years.
If you would like to contribute your ideas, successes, software and enthusiasm to the agenda or help organize the meeting please contact me at
OSHCA events are designed to be community building, learning experiences. Come to OSHCA 2002, experience and be energized by the spirit of collaborative innovation.