Taking OpenEMR, a GPL EMR to ARRA Meaningful Use Certification and beyond

Tony McCormick (Medical Information Integration, LLC), Samuel Bowen, MD ( Open Source Medical Software)
Location: F151
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OpenEMR is one of the oldest and most active EMR/EHR and practice management systems in existence. It is GPL’d LAMPP stack based and widely used world wide.

This presentation will cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • The project management process we used and how well they worked or didn’t work
  • The technology challenges around bringing an old-style web application up to a modern standard in this context
  • The challenges faced in interpreting the ARRA standards
  • The challenges in getting the certifying bodies to recognize FOSS software as a particular issue in their planning
  • The challenges faced in getting providers that are used to expensive systems to accept that a FOSS solution can meet and exceed the needs of their practices
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Tony McCormick

Medical Information Integration, LLC

Currently on the Board of Directors for the OpenEMR FOSS project, Project manager for the OpenEMR CCHIT/Meaningful certification in 2011.

I have been involved in HealthCare IT since 1988 where he was part of a team that had started one of the first Preferred Provider Organizations in Texas. Later he developed applications for the HMO market, Independent Practitioners Medical Records and Billing systems and large clinical systems. In Oregon he was a lead analyst on the Oregon Medical Electronic Network which was run by the Oregon Medical Association. He founded MI2 with the desire to help reduce the high cost of medical services by providing efficient, easy to use software based on the Free Open Source Software model.

Samuel Bowen, MD

Open Source Medical Software

President of the 501c3 OSMS (Opensource Medical Software) whose primary project is OpenEMR at this time and owner of
Bowen Primary & Urgent Care, a division of Apollo HealthCare, PA, was established January 5th, 1998 to help meet the primary care and urgent care needs of northeast Hickory.

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