Softarex Technologies Announces Collaboration in the Healthcare Technology Industry Softarex Technologies becomes a member of Open Health Tools
Softarex Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that they have become a member of the Open Health Tools (OHT) community in May 2014. Open Health Tools is an open source community of software developers that designs and develops open standards based technology that meets interoperability requirements for early adopters. With this membership we are able to successfully participate in developing open source software for the community.
“We are proud to be a part of the Open Health Tools community, which combines major health providers from different countries and regions, health professionals, health standards organizations, vendors, as well as open source developers,” said Sergei Dubograev, Vice President of Softarex Technologies Inc. “It’s a great opportunity to share and implement all the profound experience our team has gained in years of developing software for the healthcare industry. We are excited to focus together with other OHT open source developers on developing Health Information Platforms of frameworks, exemplary tools and reference applications that make it easy and cost effective to build and deploy software in today’s connected and unconnected world.”
One of the main goals of Open Health Tools is to combine open standards programs, open source development, multiple cooperating vendors and major health consumers into successful software technology deliverables.
Please join Open Health Tools as we host a public FHIR webinar on Tuesday, August 26 at 3:00 ET. Grahame Grieve will provide an introduction to FHIR, and Josh Mandel will demonstrate the SMART on FHIR app platform. We'll include time for discussion about how the OHT community can begin building FHIR-based tools and components. This interactive webinar is intended for a broad audience - those wanting to learn about FHIR as well as those with ideas about integrating FHIR into the OHT community.
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The Department of Health and Human Services has joined the list of federal agencies and organizations to wield the power of open source technology to drive efficiencies in a 21st-century government.
The Federal Health Architecture is working with Open Health Tools, OHT, to migrate the governance and code management of CONNECT, to FHA’s open source community, according to a release by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. CONNECT has been chosen as a project for OHT, a nonprofit that oversees open source communities and administers a framework for government, vendors and individuals to collaborate on health IT projects.
The department’s CONNECT program is an open source software meant to promote health care IT interoperability. It allows for secure, electronic health data exchange between health care providers, government agencies, insurers and consumer services.
According to the release, this marks a key milestone for the CONNECT program, signifying the beginning of a collaborative relationship with the open source community and FHA.
“FHA anticipates CONNECT will continue to be a core component of the rapidly growing interoperability ecosystem, allowing organizations nationwide to support better, more cost-effective care for all U.S. citizens,” the release said.
ONC expects OHT will provide a governance structure that allows other organizations such as vendors, providers, academia and health information exchanges, in order to expand their contributions to the CONNECT program.
CONNECT has been in the works for nearly seven years. Back in 2007, development began as a federated program managed by FHA and its federal partners, including the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and HHS.
- See more at: http://fedscoop.com/new-partnership-aims-expand-hhs-connect-program/#sthash.UdhNcYMv.dpuf
OHT Membership Chair & CACI Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Keith Salzman Receives Healthcare IT Physician Leadership Award
Longtime Leader in Health Informatics Recognized for Leveraging IT to Enhance Healthcare
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that its Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Keith Salzman, has received the 2013 Physician IT Leadership Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global network of health IT professionals. The award recognizes Dr. Salzman’s leadership in applying information technology to the needs of physicians while serving HIMSS and the industry.
Dr. Salzman is a physician, leader, and innovator with more than 24 years of success delivering quality care to patients and pioneering informatics in the U.S. Army. Since joining CACI in March 2011, he has been an integral part of the company’s Healthcare Solutions Group, which meets the federal sector’s accelerating demand for new healthcare strategies and technology. CACI’s healthcare solutions support nationwide health initiatives to achieve better care, healthy people/healthy communities, improved deployment readiness, and responsibly managed costs. Dr. Salzman’s understanding of clinical requirements, challenges, and management has added an essential element to the company’s already extensive healthcare capabilities. He is board-certified in the new subspecialty of Clinical Informatics and is currently serving a second term as chair of the HIMSS Interoperability and Standards Committee. HIMSS will honor him on February 25 during its 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, where CACI will also be exhibiting its healthcare solutions.
John Mengucci, CACI’s Chief Operating Officer and President of U.S. Operations, said, “Dr. Keith Salzman is a valuable member of our Healthcare practice. His unique ability to translate medical requirements into information technology solutions is a tremendous benefit to our customers. And his U.S. Army background, coupled with his engagement in the healthcare industry, makes him the perfect proponent of our diverse healthcare solutions portfolio.”
According to CACI President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Asbury, “CACI has achieved remarkable success providing thought leadership for the healthcare community, and our Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Keith Salzman, is a key part of this accomplishment. Dr. Salzman’s receipt of the Physician IT Leadership Award further demonstrates that we have the talent in place to deliver on our strategy to focus on the high-growth healthcare market and provide transformative solutions that save government money, help achieve better care, and offer taxpayer value.”
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