OSEHRA 2018 Open Source Summit Dates Announced

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VIENNA, Va.

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that it will host its 7th Annual Open Source Summit: The Open Road for Government Innovation from Wednesday, July 18 through Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s three-day Summit will highlight open source initiatives across Federal and State agencies, and the increasing level of public-private partnership in major programs. It will also explore emerging hybrid proprietary/open source efforts such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) and how to optimize open source utilization and community involvement.

The Summit will feature more than seventy-five presenting organizations, thought leaders, and speakers from around the globe, and will showcase the best open source advancements from the past year. Previous Summits have included speakers from a wide range of government, public, and private institutions including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Tennessee Department of Health, the New York State Office of Mental Health, Microsoft Federal, OpenStack, and IBM Federal.

“Our Summit has become a leading venue for open source innovation and collaboration to expedite IT modernization,” said Seong K. Mun, President and CEO of OSEHRA. “Our seventh Summit will showcase departments, agencies, and vendors that are boldly leading the way in collaborative, cutting-edge open source development and implementation.”

This year will offer track sessions such as Interoperability and Standards, Security, Agile Development, Population Health, and Synthetic Patient Data. Community members and attendees are highly encouraged to submit papers for consideration during the Call for Abstracts, open now through Friday, April 13, 2018.

This year’s Summit will also include pre-conference educational workshops, to be keynoted by industry and governmental leaders. Planned training sessions include:

  •     Licensing and Certification for Open Source Code
  •     Open Source in the Federal Sector
  •     VistA Primer
  •     GT.M/YottaDB/Mumps

Onsite exhibits will feature key organizations and companies with open source products and health IT innovations. Don’t miss the chance to participate and position your organization in front of this influential audience. Take advantage of Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities listed here, or contact Megan Murray, Director of Membership and Communications, at [email protected]

Explore the OSEHRA Summit website at http://summit.osehra.org/ for more information about registration and this year’s exciting sessions and events. You can also follow @OSEHRA on Twitter or Facebook for news and updates.

OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. Founded in 2011, OSEHRA is a rapidly growing open source community with over 850 registered members representing 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing health IT. OSEHRA hosts software repositories for managing applications such as VistA, RPMS, Blue Button, popHealth®, and others. OSEHRA is an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization and a member of global industry associations such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Level 7 (HL7), Open Source Initiative (OSI), and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).

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