Alabama Medicaid Agency

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HIMSS19: Open Source Software for Disaster Preparedness and Response

Although not officially listed as a track at the HIMSS19 conference, there are a series of very important presentations on the use of open source software for disaster preparedness and response. This is a critical topic that we have covered extensively in Open Health News. As we detailed in this article, there was a major failure in being able to provide victims of Hurricane Harvey, as well as Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria with access to their medical records. Few emergency medical responders could access their records either. The two success stories that came out of the hurricanes were two open source electronic health record (EHR) systems, OpenEMR and the VA's open source VistA EHR.

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OSEHRA Releases popHealth v6.0

Press Release | OSEHRA | June 21, 2019

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) pleased to announce the release of Version 6.0 of the popHealth open source clinical quality measure database and reporting engine. This new release is certified for the 2015 Edition Health IT Module certification for Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) reporting criteria...This release is the culmination of collective efforts by members of the OSEHRA popHealth Steering Work Group and the Developer Open Source Project Group. In particular, the Alabama Medicaid Agency provided all of development resources to achieve the certification for the 2019 performance period. Organizational Members Medsphere, Oroville Hospital, and Zato Health collaborated with other organizations in the community to provide expert advice and testing support.

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eCQM Analytics Landscape: Review and Analysis

Event Details
November 15, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Gary Parker, Director of the Meaningful Use Administration at Alabama Medicaid Agency, will outline the efforts of the Data Accessibility and eXtract work group (DAX) and its decision to conduct a broader review of the eCQM analytics landscape. The Data Acccessibility and eXtract work group (DAX) was formed to orchestrate work efforts that identify and harness methods, tools, and cooperation from EHR vendors and their integrators to provide accessibility to the captured clinical data within these same EHR systems to support clinical decisions and expansive health care analytics.

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