The ongoing nationwide adoption of EMR presents enormous new opportunities and challenges for collecting, analyzing and reporting data for patient outcome improvement, cost control, and efficiency in care. We'll take a look at a number of open tools available and techniques to apply them to healthcare data including neural nets, data visualization and statistical modeling.
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.
The VistA system created by the Department of Veterans Affairs is by most measures the most successful medical record ever devised. We'll take a detailed look at ClearHealth's multi-year odyssey of re-implementing VistA using contemporary languages, tools, and databases as well as insight into the core features and usability that make VistA so successful.
The ongoing saga of leading a diverse team of volunteer and contracted developers through the process of getting OpenEMR up to a the standards for ARRA Meaningful certification in 2011 and beyond.