Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts – OSEHRA, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software, and InterSystems, Inc., a global provider of advanced software technologies, today announced the enrollment of InterSystems as the first corporate member to pay dues to the new open source community.
“The use of new technology for real-time, active medical analytics require many new software tools, skill sets and organizational processes.,”
InterSystems CACHÉ® is the most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems HealthShare™
According to Ron Sullivan, General Manager of InterSystems Corporation Federal Market, "InterSystems Corporation is pleased and proud to support the VA's efforts to expand the capabilities of the VISTA Electronic Medical Record by achieving breakthrough application development that will greatly improve the delivery of healthcare to the Veterans of the United States”
OSEHRA’s mission is to facilitate, through the use of the best practices in open source software development, the improvement and maintenance of EHR information systems. OSEHRA simply and powerfully establishes an organized framework for users, developers, service providers, researchers, universities and for-profit companies to communicate, collaborate, and share. The codebase improvements developed within the collaborative platform are available thru a free Apache 2 license to the over 800 OSEHRA members in academia, industry and government.
The OSEHRA open source ecosystem is a transparent, rapid and safe way to accelerate progress in creating an ever improving, and highly functional EHR for the beneficiaries of VA healthcare, and more broadly, the nation as a whole. In support of this partnership, a free, fully functional, non-expiring evaluation copy of CACHÉ can be downloaded or requested on DVD from the InterSystems Web site.
OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. Founded in 2011, the organization supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing electronic health record software and related health information technology. OSEHRA hosts software repositories for applications such as the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA electronic health record.
Founded in 1978, InterSystems Corporation is a $385,000,000 privately held software company with offices in 23 countries and corporate headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We provide the premier platform for connected healthcare, and our innovative products are widely used in other industries that demand the highest software performance and reliability. Their clients include TD Ameritrade, British Telecom, U.S. Army, Cleveland Clinic, Deutsche Bank, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Prudential Insurance Company, Volvo, and thousands of other organizations. Leading application providers also leverage the high performance and reliability of InterSystems' advanced technology in their own products. These organizations include Epic Systems, Fiserv, GE Healthcare, Siemens Medical, and hundreds of others. See InterSystems.com, YouTube.com/
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Seong K. Mun, PhD
President and CEO
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OSEHRA facilitates, through the use of Open Source processes, the development and improvement of EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems. These systems will be freely available for all members of the open source community.