ClearHealth 3.0 Community Edition Intensive Training Event at SCALE 8x

ClearHealth Inc. is excited to announce an intensive training event for the ClearHealth 3.0 Community Edition to take place at SCALE 8x on Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at the Westin LAX hotel in Los Angeles. The training will be split into two sessions with an hour break in between (lunch is not included in the training):

9:30 – 12:30 — Operations and features of 3.0 edition

1:30 – 4:30 — Technical setup and installation

  • Attendees will receive early-access edition of the 3.1 source code
  • Tickets are available for advance purchase at Eventbrite for $99
  • Laptops for attendees will NOT be provided by ClearHealth for the event

Please note that this is NOT the DOHCS conference for 2010 (which will occur at a later date), rather it is a training session for ClearHealth 3.0

**UPDATE 2/9**

The event will be held in the Logan Conference Room on the second floor of the Westin LAX hotel. A floor plan for the hotel is available here.

**UPDATE 2/16**

The outline for the 2/20 training event is available here (PDF).

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DOHCS 2009 Post Event Press Release

For media inquiries please refer to this press release. See you next year at DOHCS 2010.

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DOHCS 2009 Presentations and Audio

The DOHCS 2009 conference has come and gone, and it was a tremendous success exceeding even our own lofty expectations. With nearly 300 attendees we greatly appreciated the interest in the speakers and their oustanding presentations. We are already in planning for DOHCS 2010 and hope to see you there. Below are the presentations and audio from DOHCS 2009, please note that the audio has some problems including volume in sections (particularly Q&A) that we are aware of and unfortunately cannot resolve. MP3 files are approximately 30-55MB .

Talk #1: Industry Leaders Take on Open Source Healthcare

Opening Panel Discussion with (in order of appearance) Fred Trotter Intro then Ben Mehling from Medsphere, David Uhlman from ClearHealth, Gerald Bortis from WebReach and Ben Baumann from Akaza Research. Download the MP3.

Talk #2: The Health of the Source With Fred Trotter of HealthQuilt and FredTrotter.com

A complete roundup of 2008 & 2009 Open Source Healthcare projects and people. See the presentation and Download the MP3.

Talk #3: The promise and limitation of health information technology in national health reform with Roger Maduro of Lxis Consulting.

See the presentation and Download the MP3.

Talk #4: Open Source Odyssey for Sharing Medical Records with Guy Fisher of Wesp Consulting and the Primary Care Coalition

Concepts and lessons learned. An Overview of the 50 site Montgomery County Maryland/Primary Care Coalition CHLCare (ClearHealth) system providing practice management, electronic medical records and health information exchange. See the presentation and Download the MP3.

Talk #5: A Practical Application of Open Source Strategies in a Not-So-Conventional Health Care Company with Tim Elwell of Misys

A presentation on the the four critical components for consideration in the framing of an Open Source strategy and what must be considered in the creation of an Open Source strategy in a traditionally closed source health care company. See the presentation and Download the MP3.

Talk #6: It’s all about the Community with Neil Cowles of Tolven Health

Evidencing the important roles domain experts have in an open source healthcare and life science project. See the presentation and Download the MP3.

Talk #7: Security and Health Care with K.S. Bhaskar of Fidelity Information Systems and Jon Tai of Medsphere

Security common sense and securing VistA and other health care systems. See the presentation and Download the MP3.

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DOHCS 2009 Is Here!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the DOHCS 2009 Event being held February 20th at the Los Angeles Westin LAX. The presentations are in Ballroom Concourse B on the second level. Also don’t forget to also check out the SCALE Open Source conference taking place the 21st and 22nd. See you there!

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Event Program

Thanks very much to everyone who submitted responses to our CFP, the quality of submissions was outstanding and it is a shame we only have 1-day, posted below is the final program for the event.

Time Presentation Speaker(s)
9:00-9:30 AM Event Check-in & Registration Open
9:30-10:30 AM Industry Leaders Take on Open Source Healthcare
Panel Discussion
Akaza Research (OpenClinica),
ClearHealth (ClearHealth & WebVista) , Medsphere (OpenVista), WebReach (Mirth)
10:30-11:30 AM The Health of the Source
A completed roundup of 2008 Open Source Healthcare projects and people.
Fred Trotter
11:30-12:30 The promise and limitation of health information technology in national health reform. Roger Maduro, VistA and Open Health News
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30-2:30 PM Open Source Odyssey for Sharing Medical Records
concepts and lessons learned. An Overview of the 50 site Montgomery County Maryland/Primary Care Coalition CHLCare (ClearHealth) system providing practice management, electronic medical records and health information exchange.
Guy Fisher, WESP Consulting LLC
2:30-3:30 PM A Practical Application of Open Source Strategies in a Not-So-Conventional Health Care Company
A presentation on the the four critical components for consideration in the framing of an Open Source strategy and what must be considered in the creation of an Open Source strategy in a traditionally closed source health care company.
Timothy Elwell & Alesha Adamson of Misys
3:30-4:30 PM It’s all about the Community
Evidencing the important roles domain experts have in an open source healthcare and life science project.
Neil Cowles of Tolven Health
4:30-5:30 PM Security and Health Care
Security common sense and securing VistA and other health care systems.
Jon Tai of MedSphere and K.S. Bhaskar of Fidelity Information Services


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DOHCS 2009 Call For Papers

3rd Annual Demonstrating Open-Source Health Care Solutions (DOHCS)
Call For Papers

(Download as PDF)

Notice: Call For Papers has been extended to November 15th.

We are proud to announce the arrival of the third annual DOHCS conference, the only event dedicated to Open Source in Healthcare. This event will be held in conjunction with the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) on February 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Westin LAX.

We invite you to share your work with, or use of, Open-Source healthcare software with the rest of the community, and exchange ideas with some of the leading experts in these fields. Details about the event can be found at http://www.dohcs.org

In response to the overwhelming demand from our 2008 event, we are again expecting to  hold two tracks. Track one will focus on the business aspects, case studies, and Open-Source successes throughout health care as a whole. Track two will be providing live demonstrations and tutorial information.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Case Studies of using Open-Source in health care environments
  • Real world solutions using Open-Source
  • Relevance of Open-Source software and open standards for the health care
  • Making sense of the standards soup
  • Privacy and security of patient data
  • Working with HL7
  • VistA, past, present and future
  • Open-source in the National Health Information Network (NHIN)
  • Integrating proprietary systems with Open-Source software
  • Open-Source in regional health information organizations (RHIO)
  • Open-Source in private medical practices.
  • What to consider when choosing Open-Source software for health care
  • environments
  • Current and future growth of Open-Source in health care
  • Use of Open-Source software for health care in government and
  • nonprofit settings
  • Open-Source in medical research settings and studies
  • Practical applications of Open-Source in medical/health care settings

The proposals should be submitted in form of a 1 page extended abstract containing:

  • Title for the presentation
  • Name, Affiliation, Bio, a passport size picture (optional) and contact email address of the Presenter.
  • What will be covered. A bullet list or a brief description of the main points to be presented should be submitted.
  • Please include enough detail that will enable the committee to evaluate the proposal.

The presentation setup provided will include:

  • microphone
  • overhead projector (resolution 1024 x 768)
  • a laptop running Linux with a pdf viewer and OpenOffice

Please notify us if the presentation has any specific requirements.
Submissions stored in doc, odt, txt and pdf format will be accepted.

Presentations are allotted a time slot of about 45 minutes. All proposals should be sent to

healthcare-cfp@socallinuxexpo.org

Publication Rights

  • The conference requires non-exclusive publication rights to submitted papers including the publication of audio and video proceedings.
  • Copyright is retained by the presenter.

Important Dates

  • 1 September, 2008: CFP Opens
  • 31 October, 2008: Last date for abstracts/proposals
  • 15 November, 2008: Last date for notification of acceptance
  • 20 Feb, 2009: Day of event

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