The Use Of Open Source Electronic Health Records Within The Federal Safety Net

Jason C Goldwater, Nancy J Kwon, Ashley Nathanson, | JAMIA | June 6, 2013

To conduct a federally funded study that examines the acquisition, implementation and operation of open source electronic health records (EHR) within safety net medical settings, such as federally qualified health centers (FQHC).

Methods and materials The study was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago from April to September 2010. The NORC team undertook a comprehensive environmental scan, including a literature review, a dozen key informant interviews using a semistructured protocol, and a series of site visits to West Virginia, California and Arizona FQHC that were currently using an open source EHR.