Open EMR presentation and discussion at Portland Linux User Group

Jun 13, 2011   //   by Nate DiNiro   //   Blog, Health IT, Healthcare, Open Source  //  No Comments

Tony McCormick, Secretary of the Open EMR Project, and Project manager of their Meaningful Use certification gives an introduction to OpenEMR, maybe the most downloaded open source Electronic Heath Records system in the world.

Tony talks about how OpenEMR, a 10 year old project with ~500,000 lines of code became one of the first PHP projects to become a government certified EHR.

There’s also some great discussion on design and engineering choices which have shaped the project, as well as efforts to move forward with out breaking the existing use. ie: upgrade paths and models, etc. What’s also interesting is the feedback and commentary from the attendees about ways to contribute to the project and to open source health IT.

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