|| ||Joseph Dullaghan <joseph.dullaghan-AT-medsphere.com>|
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|| ||Demonstrating Open-Source Healthcare Solutions (DOHCS) 2009
|| ||Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:45:43 -0800|
The leading Open Source healthcare companies-Medsphere Systems (OpenVista), ClearHealth, Akaza
Research (OpenClinica) and WebReach (Mirth)-are joining forces to present the Third Annual
Demonstrating Open Source Healthcare Solutions (DOHCS) conference on February 20th, 2009 at the Los
Angeles Westin LAX. This event takes place in association with the Southern California Linux
Exposition (SCALE), held at the same location on February 21 and 22. To assist in promoting this
important and valuable event, we ask that you please forward the text below to your LWN.net client
and member contact lists. The information presented at DOHCS is crucial to understanding impending
changes in the healthcare industry. Please join us in promoting greater understanding of the
challenges we face.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
THIRD ANNUAL DEMONSTRATING OPEN-SOURCE HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS (DOHCS) CONFERENCE LAUNCHES ANNUAL
Lend Your Voice to this Crucial Discussion as America Transitions to a New Era
Arguably, the unique elements of the 2008/2009 recession combined with a change in administration
and governing philosophy constitute a unique historical moment as demonstrated by ongoing events:
- With the election of Barack Obama, government involvement in healthcare will increase,
particularly with regard to the use of healthcare information technology.
- California Rep. Pete Stark's Health-e Information Technology Act of 2008 endeavors to create a
"nationwide Health IT infrastructure for the electronic exchange of health care information ..."
- In 2006 Massachusetts required health insurance for all residents and established agencies
dedicated to fulfilling this law. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts now requires hospitals to
use computerized provider order entry (CPOE) technology. California has been considering similar
The trends are in evidence. Looking to the future of healthcare in the U.S., we can get an idea of
what's coming. How will we prepare for and contribute to these rapidly evolving scenarios?
Join the Demonstrating Open-Source Healthcare Solutions (DOHCS) 2009 conference on February 9 to
discuss and learn more about these and related issues. Now in its third year as special lead-in
event for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), DOHCS offers those with an interest in Linux,
open source, and healthcare the opportunity to share ideas and organize around achievable projects
to address one of the looming concerns of the early twenty-first century. Where proprietary
technology has proven itself unable to advance this crucial industry, open source promises the
transparency and collaboration on which quality patient care is built.
Both SCaLE and DOHCS will be held at the Los Angeles Westin LAX. Visit http://www.dohcs.org/ for
more information and to register for the event. Your participation matters. Please join us.
Medsphere Systems Corporation
1917 Palomar Oaks Way, Suite 200
Carlsbad, CA 92008-5512
"Transforming Healthcare Through Open Source"
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