OSEHRA 2018 Open Source Summit

Event Details
July 18, 2018 (All day) - July 20, 2018 (All day)

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) 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. 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

Plenary speakers

The talented individuals below represent seven different Federal agencies participating in the morning Plenary Session. Attendees will hear valuable progress updates from these presenters as they highlight how their particular agency is engaged and working to operationalize the recent Federal Source Code policy

  • Joe Amalfitano IT Specialist, Open Source Lead, U.S. Social Security Administration
  • Jennifer Hoover Deputy Director of Venture, Innovation and Engagement (VICE), Department of Homeland Security
  • Brian Lee Chief Public Health Informatics Officer, Centers for Disease Control
  • Cathleen Tracey IT Specialist, Department of Homeland Security
  • Andrew Heibel Information Systems Security Engineer, Lead, WALKOFF, National Security Agency
  • Jordan Kasper Engineer, Defense Digital Service, Department of Defense
  • Elanchezhian Sivagnanam Chief Enterprise Architect, National Science Foundation

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.