Aurion Project is Off and Running

Patty Enrado | Government Health IT | April 28, 2011

The Aurion Project, an evolution of the Federal Health Architecture’s CONNECT open-source project focused on achieving health IT interoperability using nationally recognized standards, is off to an ambitious start. Its inaugural Aurion Community Town Hall Meeting was held April 12 to begin its chartering and membership process -- and the Aurion 4.0 software is set for release May 3.

The Aurion Project was chartered by the Alembic Foundation. "We already have a vibrant group of volunteers advancing the software and adding new functionality," said Dave Riley, president of the Alembic Foundation. "We're also excited about how the community will evolve over the next few months."

Federal agencies, hospital organizations, health information exchanges, software developers, service providers and integrators participated in the town hall meeting. "The interest in the community is starting off at a great pace," said Vanessa Manchester, COO of the Alembic Foundation. "People do see that this is something that can benefit all the organizations out there."