Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance Joins Open Source Initiative

Association highlights growth of open source software across industries and sectors

Dec. 17, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Electronic Heath Records Alliance, or OSEHRA, a non-profit community dedicated to supporting open source users, developers, service providers, and researchers engaged in advancing health information technology, has joined the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) Affiliate Membership program. OSI Affiliates are organizations committed to public support for open source software and the role the OSI plays therein. The current Affiliate membership is a who's-who of the world of open source software.

OSEHRA’s mission, to build and support a vendor-neutral community for the creation, evolution, promotion and support of open source health IT software mirrors the values and approach of the OSI, making this an ideal relationship," said Patrick Masson, General Manager of the OSI. "I'm excited to learn from, and share with our other Affiliates, the experience and good practices OSEHRA has developed in building community and open source software."

“We are pleased to be selected as an OSI Affiliate, especially as OSEHRA shares the same passion as OSI for the adoption of open source initiatives,” said Dr. Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA. “This partnership is certain to generate solutions to current issues and provide unique opportunities for future innovation.”

OSI Affiliates include government-recognized non-profit charitable and not-for-profit industry associations, academic institutions (K12 & higher education) and user groups and communities, anywhere in the world. Learn more about the Program at: http://opensource.org/affiliates/about

About the Open Source Electronic Health Records Alliance (OSEHRA)

OSEHRA (http://www.osehra.org/) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. Founded in 2011, OSEHRA is a rapidly growing open source community with over 2,700 registered members representing 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations. OSEHRA 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.  OSEHRA is a member of global industry associations including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Level 7 (HL7), and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).

About the Open Source Initiative (OSI)

Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative® (http://opensource.org) protects and promotes open source by providing a foundation for community success. It champions open source in society through education, infrastructure and collaboration. The Open Source Initiative is a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

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