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Open Source WorkGroup 3-7-07

Formed:  March 14, 2007

Workgroup Charge:

To evaluate and make recommendations to LouHIE regarding the potential benefits and issues related to specifying and using open-source software and/or methodologies to develop health record banking and related e-health technologies.  Issues to consider include reliability, vendor support, costs, industry trends, impacts on various stakeholder groups (physicians, hospitals, payers, technology firms et al) impacts on standards and interoperability, and economic development issues/opportunities for Louisville and Kentucky. 

The work should include specific consideration and recommendations related to the proposal from Skip McGaughey of Eclipse/Open Health IT.

The following documents may be of value as research "starters". 

CHCF OpenSourcePrimer.pdf

EU Open Source Report.pdf


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Research funding for this project provided by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (2004-6), Kentucky Legislature under SB 2 (2005-6) Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Kentucky Hospital Association (2005-6).   Additional funding, staff and technologies provided by University of Louisville, School of Public Health and Information Sciences and VisPlex Association, Inc.