Greetings! I’ve recently registered and opened up www.emrhelp.com, a site primarily designed towards supporting the NextGen EMR software. This site is an attempt at building a community atmosphere around one of the most used EMR packages today. I am trying to bring an Open Source type community around a software that is in desperate need of it. Also, I would be interested in opening forums on the site for other EMR software. Hopefully in the end we can provide a place for people to compare, get help for, and provide knowledge about many different types of EMR software.

Nominations Open for 2002 Linux Medical News Achievement Award

Nominations are officially open for the 2nd annual Linux Medical News Software Achievement Award to be presented at the November 9th-13th AMIA Fall conference in San Antonio, Texas. Open source software isn’t ‘magic pixie dust’ and there are real people making significant personal sacrifices as well as doing difficult work to make medicine’s free software future a reality. This award is intended to honor the individul who has accomplished the most towards the goal of improving medical education and practice through free/open source medical software.

Individuals can be nominated by themselves or others by sending a 1-2 page essay to ivaldes@hal-pc.org on why the individual nominated should receive the award. The award will be given by a panel of judges to the most deserving nominee. Suitable nominees are not limited to software engineers, but can also be project leaders, academics, journalists, documentation writers and any others who have made significant contributions to open source medical software.

The award will be given at the November American Medical Informatics Association 2002 Fall meeting in San Antonio at a date and time to be announced. Attendance is not required to win the award. Deadline for nominations is Friday, October 1st, 2002.

Employees of Linux Medical News and their relatives are not eligible for the award. Posters to Linux Medical News who are not employed by Linux Medical News are eligible for the award.