Healthcare conference sessions

4:10pm–4:50pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
At the 2010 OSCON, Roberts-Hoffman Software, Inc.(RHS) selected Tolven's open source framework to develop a hospital electronic health record plug-in. RHS will focus on the emerging trend for vendors to collaborate in an open source model to address the many challenges of healthcare. RHS will share collaborating with Tolven and Lexicomp to meet governmental healthare regulations.
10:40am–11:20am Thursday, 07/28/2011
How one person’s desire to know if his vitamins really worked became a set of tools for doing open, crowd-sourced health experiments. By combining data and analysis from engaged individuals, we can answer big questions traditionally asked exclusively by pharma companies and research institutions. And for less than 1/1000 of the cost.
11:30am–12:10pm Wednesday, 07/27/2011
popHealth is an open source tool that allows healthcare providers to calculate quality measures. A quality measure is a calculation of the number of individuals in a population that meet a specific standard of care. This ONC sponsored effort integrates with electronic health record systems using standards based patient summary documents to calculate and report on quality measures.
11:30am–12:10pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
Most medical devices today use proprietary/custom software platforms (operating systems, messaging framework, alarms, etc.). This talk will present the Shahid's recent work using FOSS to build safety-critical medical devices and the challenges associated with such solutions. Shahid will present architectures considered, the benefits and detriments, and findings of real-world FOSS implementations.