OSEHRA 2014 Announces Sponsors for its Open Source Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | August 7, 2014

Arlington, VA – August 7, 2014 -- The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is excited to announce the confirmed sponsors for the 2014 Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Health IT to be held September 3-5 at the Bethesda, Maryland North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
Sponsors for the 3rd Annual Summit include:

“We are pleased to have the support of these innovative companies for the 2014 Open Source Summit,” said Dr. Seong Ki Mun, President of OSEHRA. “Their advanced products and services are furthering the success of open source, so the community is excited for this unique opportunity to collaborate on this important endeavor at the conference.”

More than 400 developers, executives, researchers, policy-makers, clinicians, and end-users from around the world are expected to participate in the three-day summit. Summit attendees will gain expertise in government and private sector open source operations, electronic health record (EHR) development, domestic and international market opportunities, and collaboration in state- of-the-art solutions. Special sessions featuring the latest from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs leadership and the success stories of OSEHRA corporate members will be held.

For the first time, the VISTA Expertise Network and OSEHRA will collaborate on a special technical meeting regarding the future of the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) the electronic health record system utilized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other healthcare providers worldwide. This forum will also provide a platform for researchers to showcase their findings through abstract presentations.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Doug Fridsma, Chief Science Officer and Director of the Office of Science and Technology in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. Dan Morhaim, District 11 representative to the Maryland House of Delegates; Mr. Stephen W. Warren, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Mr. Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat, Inc.
Registration for the 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit has begun. Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are still 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 2,400 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 U.S. 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.

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.

Oroville Hospital is a community hospital dedicated to always providing the finest personalized healthcare to Oroville, California and the surrounding foothill and valley communities by offering a wide range of integrated services from prevention through treatment to wellness. Tenzing Medical, LLC is comprised of healthcare and medical experts that have experience in the development and procurement of electronic health information.

PwC helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

GT.M is a database engine with scalability proven in the largest real-time core processing systems in production at financial institutions worldwide, as well as in large, well known healthcare institutions, but with a small footprint that scales down to use in small clinics, virtual machines and software appliances.

Kitware, Inc. is a leader in the creation and support of open-source software and state of the art technology. By fostering extended, collaborative communities, Kitware is able to provide flexible, cost-effective visualization, computer vision, medical imaging, data publishing and quality software process solutions to a variety of academic and government institutions and private corporations worldwide.

KRM Associates is a small, independent woman-owned company that provides information technology and security services and consulting, specializing in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) and Information Technology (IT) security. KRM is a leader in open source technology and successfully developed HealtheMe, an open source PHR based on the VA’s MHV, and is the lead technical resource for VistA and HIT applications for OSEHRA.

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG is a multinational medical technology company. Through cutting-edge innovations and clinically-relevant software solutions, it supports healthcare professionals in setting new standards of care in ophthalmology/optometry; neuro, ENT, spine, dental and gynecologic surgery; and intraoperative radiotherapy.

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.