Although I was unable to attend the first day of events due to a conflicting meeting in Atlanta (TAG – Georgia Technology Summit) I did manage to attend the after hours party and an impromptu “Birds of a Feather” discussion on the NIH challenge of taking a developed product “open source”. Many options were presented including the Drupal and Apache models.
Some of the highlights of Day Two (Thursday)
The Synergy Between Open Source and Healthcare – A great history of Anesthesia system development and implementation at Duke.
Healthcare Panel Discussion – The panel contained all M.D.’s (something you never see at open source meetings) and was a great opportunity to get perspectives from practicing , government, academic, and commercial physicians.
Alembic Foundation – A background on the new foundation which will carry the CONNECT project forward.
The Development & Growth of the OpenEMR Project – An overview of the project history and current status (Certification under way).
Thank you again for the great job organizing the event and finding quality speakers. I look forward to another healthcare track next year.