AAFP and MedPlexus Inc. Sign Letter of Intent

The wait is over. The much anticipated software for the American Academy of Family Physicians open-source initiative is going to be primarily from a company called MedPlexus, not the now-defunct Oceania as had been rumored previously. According to this press release, AAFP and MedPlexus have: ‘signed a letter of intent to make available an open-source electronic health record (EHR) for family practice and other office-based medical specialties. The letter of intent serves as a framework for negotiation of a definitive agreement between MedPlexus and a proposed not-for-profit foundation planned for establishment by the AAFP and other medical associations. Upon successful completion of the definitive agreement, the foundation will use MedPlexus’ software as the core architecture for its open-source EHR. As envisioned, the project will likely integrate software from other companies as well, to create a robust and flexible set of electronic tools for use in the outpatient care setting…

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