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Open-source EHR systems for ambulatory care: a market assessment

Series Title(s):
Executive summary (California HealthCare Foundation)
Contributor(s):
Faus, Samuel A.
Sujansky, Walter.
California HealthCare Foundation.
Publication:
Oakland, Calif. : California HealthCare Foundation, [2008]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Ambulatory Care -- organization & administration
Ambulatory Care Information Systems
Medical Records Systems, Computerized -- organization & administration
Software
Medical Records Systems, Computerized -- economics
Organizational Innovation
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
This report provides a market assessment of ambulatory electronic health record (HER) systems that are available under open-source licensing. A number of open-source EHRs, commonly referred to as free and open-source software (FOSS), have emerged over the past five to ten years. The goal of this evaluation was to determine whether available FOSS systems are suitable for widespread adoption and effective use as ambulatory EHRs. To this end, the authors investigated a number of existing FOSS EHR projects to evaluate their organizational structures, development communities, functional capabilities, and available implementation and support services. The evaluation also analyzed the potential advantages of FOSS EHR systems for physician practices, as well as the limitations and general challenges of this alternative approach to acquiring clinical information technology.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 v. (various pagings)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101492226 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Executive summary (California HealthCare Foundation)
Contributor(s):
Faus, Samuel A.
Sujansky, Walter.
California HealthCare Foundation.
Publication:
Oakland, Calif. : California HealthCare Foundation, [2008]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Ambulatory Care -- organization & administration
Ambulatory Care Information Systems
Medical Records Systems, Computerized -- organization & administration
Software
Medical Records Systems, Computerized -- economics
Organizational Innovation
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
This report provides a market assessment of ambulatory electronic health record (HER) systems that are available under open-source licensing. A number of open-source EHRs, commonly referred to as free and open-source software (FOSS), have emerged over the past five to ten years. The goal of this evaluation was to determine whether available FOSS systems are suitable for widespread adoption and effective use as ambulatory EHRs. To this end, the authors investigated a number of existing FOSS EHR projects to evaluate their organizational structures, development communities, functional capabilities, and available implementation and support services. The evaluation also analyzed the potential advantages of FOSS EHR systems for physician practices, as well as the limitations and general challenges of this alternative approach to acquiring clinical information technology.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 v. (various pagings)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101492226 (See catalog record)