What I like about the health care technology track at the Open Source convention

OSCON Conference 2010The list
of sessions at the Open Source convention’s health care track
was
published this week. We found it wonderfully gratifying to get so many
excellent submissions in the brief three weeks that the Request for
Proposals was up. Although the credentials of the presenters cover a
lot of impressive accomplishments, my own evaluation focused on how
the topics fit into four overarching areas we’re following at
O’Reilly:

  • Patient-centered records, education, and activity

  • Mobile devices to collect and distribute health care information

  • Administrative efficiencies, which could range from automating a
    manual step in a process to revising an entire workflow to eliminate
    wasteful activities

  • The collection, processing, and display of statistics to improve
    health care

Our OSCon track has something to say in all these areas, and lots
more. Here’s what I like about each of the proposals we chose.

The health care track takes a proud place as part of a huge,
diverse conference program at this year’s Open Source
convention
. I’m sure discussions at the sessions and BOFs will
reveal connecting threads between health care IT and the other classic
open source topics at the conference.

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  • http://www.drfirst.com DrFirst

    EHR’s are the way of future, we just need to make sure that doctors follow the meaningful use guidelines.