Present at the creation, Ben Mehling has made some of the most crucial and enduring contributions to Medsphere’s success. Originally joining the fledgling open-source operation in 2002 as director of technology, he transitioned to director of engineering and development in 2005, working on both product development and implementation engineering. In 2008 he became director of ecosystem operations. Within Medsphere’s Healthcare Open Source Ecosystem, Ben works to facilitate technical and content based collaboration among clinicians, developers, business partners and others in enhancing the OpenVista electronic health record.
Prior to joining Medsphere, Ben spent a decade working with the University of California, Irvine, Merage School of Business. His varied tenure with the Merage included lengthy terms as MBA computing manager and web services/development manager, as well as a stint as interim CIO. His development team was focused on a Learning Management and Student Community system, which was later sold to other business schools such as Haas at UC Berkeley and Krannert at Purdue. In his precious free time, Ben plays football (European variety) and spends time with his wife, Holly, and sons Tedd and Miles.
Ben recently co-authored a white paper entitled “From MUMPS to Java: OVID Unleashes Power of Open-source Health IT.” Bhaskar wrote the foreword. Click here to access the white paper; and here to access a news release entitled “Medsphere’s OVID Makes VistA-derived Solutions Java-ready,” which also features OSCON.
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