OSEHRA to Launch Workgroup to Develop Strategy for Open Health Community

Major developments in open source health information technology are opening all kinds of opportunities for the members of the OSEHRA community. These developments include the open source strategy embraced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to modernize the state Medicaid IT infrastructure, the rapid adoption of open source APIs, including Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), and the emergence of blockchain technology and middleware solutions to fix the interoperability crisis.

In order to analyze and respond to these extraordinary developments OSEHRA will be launching a new work group to capture the community’s future strategy and provide a clear recommendation for the future of healthcare IT (both inside and outside VA). The first call of this new work group will be held at 11:00 AM EST on Thursday, January 12. The initial plan is for the work group will meet weekly for 4-6 weeks. The objective is to draft a community vision that will be available for public use, and a strategy moving forward.

Link for the call is:


It would be good to see other major forces in the Open Health community join OSEHRA in this discussion and strategic planning.