Inaugural OSEHRA "Innovation Webinar" Series ... Dr John Halamka on "Real-Time Analytics and Population Health"

June 13, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) will host its inaugural “OSEHRA Innovation Series” webinar on Thursday, 13 June 2013, 2:00-3:00 pm (EST). Dr. John Halamka, M.D., CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Member of the OSEHRA Board of Directors, will address the topic of “Real-Time Analytics and Population Health”.

The abstract for this event is:As we achieve data liquidity across multiple platforms, via ubiquitous EHR adoption and Health Information Exchange (HIE), we will enter new strategic terrain for Health Information Technology (IT).   In this terrain skillful application of healthcare analytics, data visualization, care coordination and population health will become the dominant discriminators of effective Health IT resource utilization. 

Access to this event is available via WebEx:

Event address:

Dial-in: 1-650-479-3207

Access code: 664 964 309

Open Source Health IT has a vital role to play in facilitating open data, open API’s and interoperability and OSEHRA is committed to preparing the open source EHR community for the challenges and opportunities presented by this emerging Health IT landscape.

Other planned topics in the monthly “OSEHRA Innovation Series” include:

  • Open Source in Federal Health IT Strategy
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Open Source Health IT
  • Open Source Deployments Around the World
  • Open Science, Open Data & Open Source Health IT
  • Open Source Health IT, Interoperability and the Commercial EHR Sector
  • Open Source and the DOD
  • Open Source and Global Trends
  • Open Source and the Rise of Super Communities


OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology.  Founded in 2011, the organization 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. Follow us on Twitter at @OSEHRA.

About John Halamka, M.D., M.S.

Dr. John D. Halamka, MD, MS has more than 30 years of Health IT experience.

He serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In that capacity, Dr. Halamka is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 14,000 employees, including 3,000 doctors, and 2 million patients.   He has also served as CIO and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chair of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and as Member of the Board of Directors and/or Advisors for numerous Health IT companies and organizations including Epocrates, Inc. , Imprivata, Inc., Humedica, Inc., Anvita, Inc., Forerun, Inc., Medem, Inc., Healthline Networks, Inc., PositiveID Corporation and OSEHRA, Inc.. 

Dr Halamka is also Chief Executive Officer of MA-SHARE, CIO of Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI) and Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN).  Dr. Halamka is a practicing Emergency Physician.  In 2013, Dr. Halamka was named  CIO of the Year by Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech.  Dr. Halamka holds a a B.S in Microbiology and Public Policy from Stanford University, an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and an M.S. in bioengineering from Harvard Medical School.