HIMSS2015: OSEHRA to Exhibit at Annual HIMSS Conference in Chicago

Press Release | OSEHRA | April 10, 2015

Arlington, VA – April 10, 2015--The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) will return as an exhibitor at the Healthcare Information and Management Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition from Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.

More than 35,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world are expected to participate in the HIMSS conference.  “We are enthusiastic about engaging this community again as we have greatly broadened our scope in the last year,” said  Dr. Seong Ki Mun, CEO of OSEHRA.  “OSEHRA became an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO), our community members have collaborated to develop a code convergence roadmap, and OSEHRA was selected to serve as the community for popHealth®, an application to facilitate reporting for Meaningful Use.  Further, we will be expanding our activities into VistA analytics, mobile health, and interoperability in the near future.”

During the three-day conference, OSEHRA will showcase significant achievements at Booth 7530.  Attendees will learn of the successes, challenges, and lessons gained from the institutionalization of VistA within VA, the support of the domestic private sector market, and the international implementations of VistA by the UK and Jordan.  Also, a demonstration of ViViaN™ (Visualizing VistA and Namespace), a versatile software visualization tool will be offered.  Anyone interested in the advancement of electronic health records, open source, and health IT is encouraged to visit the booth.

OSEHRA Corporate Membership has doubled in the past year, and this expansion is reflected by the number of members who will also be exhibiting at the HIMSS Annual Conference.  DSS, Inc., the Conference Sponsor of the 2015 OSEHRA Open Source Summit, is a returning exhibitor.  InterSystems Corporation, the Gold Sponsor of the Summit, is also returning to exhibit.  Additionally, iCare, MITRE, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Technatomy, and Vecna will have exhibits in Chicago.

These Corporate Members offer a breadth of expertise and services including electronic health record solutions for medical facilities, government information technology (IT) for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, healthcare processing, health IT, public healthcare, cloud-based applications, and software development.  For other interested parties, Individual and Corporate Memberships are available.

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 2,600 registered members representing 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing electronic health record software and related health information technology. OSEHRA hosts software repositories for applications such as the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA electronic health record.  OSEHRA is a member of global industry associations including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Level 7 (HL7), and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).

DSS develops and supplies integrated enhancements to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA system and specializes in healthcare IT solutions that improve quality and productivity. The organization also designs applications that are compatible with the Indian Health Services RPMS, the U.S. Department of Defense’s healthcare systems, and vxVistA. DSS is also a founder and supporter of a community-driven, collaboration environment website, The VistA Extension Hub.

iCare is the leader in cloud-based enterprise applications for Health Systems. Founded by cloud veterans Jim Riley and Don Cook, iCare provides a unified Electronic Health Record designed for today’s hospitals and the way people work. Delivered in the cloud and leveraging a modern technology platform, iCare offers a fresh alternative to traditional solutions.

InterSystems is a vendor of software systems and technology for data management, strategic interoperability, and analytics platforms used in healthcare, financial services, government, and other industries. Its products include the InterSystems Caché DBMS, the Ensemble integration platform, DeepSee embedded real-time business intelligence, and the HealthShare healthcare informatics platform.

MITRE is a not-for-profit organization that operates multiple Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs). MITRE provides innovative, practical solutions for some of the nation's most critical challenges in supporting the DOD, the FAA, IRS, VA, the DHS, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the Federal Judiciary, and the CMS.

PricewaterhouseCoopers US and its subsidiaries help organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. PwC US is a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Technatomy Corporation is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with core capabilities in Program Management, Software Development and IT infrastructure. Technatomy’s focus on quality management in the delivery of solutions has been validated by its CMMI Maturity Level 3 appraisal and ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000, and ISO 27001 registrations. Technatomy’s customers include: the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of State, the Department of Treasury, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Transportation.

Vecna delivers healthcare information technology, including patient self-service solutions, infection control and pharmacy stewardship software, and logistics robotics that help healthcare organizations improve outcomes, lower costs, and achieve Meaningful Use. Vecna works extensively with open source products, tools and applications to deliver the best quality solutions for our clients. We believe in the power of open source to create better, more robust tools for today and for the future.  Vecna aims to create better technology to realize a better world for all.