Ben Mehling

Ben Mehling
Senior Director, Research & Development, Medsphere Systems

Web site | @bmehling

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 and became director of ecosystem operations in 2008. Within Medsphere’s Healthcare Open Source Ecosystem, Ben works to facilitate collaboration among clinicians, developers, business partners and others in enhancing the OpenVista electronic health record. Prior to joining Medsphere, Ben spent several years working with the University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management (GSM). His varied tenure with the GSM included lengthy terms as MBA computing manager and web services/development manager, as well as a stint as interim CIO for UC Irvine and member of the permanent CIO search committee. In his precious free time, Ben plays football (European variety) and spends time with his wife, Holly, and sons Tedd and Miles.

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Location: F151
K.S. Bhaskar (Fidelity Information Services, Inc.), Ben Mehling (Medsphere Systems), David Whiles (Midland Memorial Hospital)
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The VistA healthcare information system is in daily production use at the largest health care system in the US, one repeatedly recognized for delivering some of the best care at the lowest cost. VistA is increasingly adopted in the US and internationally. Join members of the open source VistA community for an introduction to the software, its history, and the current landscape of the ecosystem. Read more.
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