Thayer County Health Services and Redwood MedNet Demonstrate “Network of Networks” Using Mirth Corporation’s Meaningful Use Exchange

Marketwire is abuzz with this press release (full release after the break):

IRVINE, CA, HEBRON, NE, and UKIAH, CA – February 23, 2010 – Mirth Corporation, the leader in commercial open source healthcare information technology, working with partners at regional Health Information Exchanges and Hospital Systems, announced a successful demonstration of “the Health Internet” — a network of networks through which patient data can be safely and rapidly exchanged to place critical information at clinician fingertips where and when it’s needed.

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OpenEMR Project Releases version 3.2

The OpenEMR Project releases their newest version of the popular FOSS software, 3.2. There are a number of improvements of existing features with a lot of bug fixes.

This is preparation for a new GUI making OpenEMR easier to use than ever with improved practitioner work flow. The current project has 30 professional developers who have busily working on Meaningful Use certification. This next release will be 4.0 and allow physicians to have a FOSS electronic health record that will qualify them for the new federal incentives. We are about 60% throught this process and expect this major release out this summer.
The following features have been improved or added in 3.2:

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SCALE 8x in Los Angeles This Weekend

SCALE 8x the 2010 Southern California Linux Expo will be returning to Los Angeles for its 8th annual event this coming weekend. SCALE is a community run Linux and open-source conference which will be held February 19-21, 2010 at the LAX Westin. While the name says Linux, sessions will focus on a wide variety open-source topics intended for users, developers, and administrators of all levels (including BSD related sessions). Keynote presenters this year will be Karsten Wade of Fedora, and Tarus Balog of OpenNMS. The exhibit hall running on Saturday and Sunday will offer demos by about 80 commercial and open-source/non-profit groups such as IBM, OpenSuse, HP, Red Hat, Yahoo, SoftLayer, and more.

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Project GNUmed Live started

It all originated from the need to host GNUmed Live CDs, VMware images and so on. Nothing comes for free and there was no way we could host these images on the GNUmed servers. That is why we started the GNUmed Live project on sourceforge.

This gives us the room we need to offer GNUmed in a form that allows users to try GNUmed without going through the whole installation process.

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