Toronto, Ontario, Canada / ACCESSWIRE / December 11, 2014 / Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH), a cloud based integrative healthcare platform that puts control in the hands of women to educate, advocate and collaborate on their own healthcare is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Medical Information Integration LLC, of Portland, Oregon, USA to add Open Source Health's technology for Integrative and Preventive medicine to their advanced openEMR platform making it the first of its kind globally. This will allow the thousands of clinics and practitioners serving millions of patients in over 200 countries to expand their practice from disease management to Integrative and Preventive Medicine.
"One of the barriers holding back the acceleration of integrative and preventive medicine is the Electronic Health Record platforms available in the USA and around the world", states Sonya Satveit, Founder and CEO of Open Source Health Inc. "Empowered Patients that want to take control of their health through an integrative and preventive approach yet have no systems support, this is holding back the adoption".
The EMR platform (known as the Electronic Medical Record or Electronic Health Record) is used to manage the patient's health record and provide medical practice management including back office functions such as insurance billing, provider calendar and prescription issuance. The USA, India Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico represent the top five countries utilizing the openEMR platform. OSH is offering it's base functionality for integrative and preventive health to the open source community allowing the global dissemination to over 200 counties. Then, OSH will offer the thousands of practitioners and clinics the option to add OSH's proprietary Artificial & Learning technology, which acts a plugin to the openEMR platform, dramatically reducing the clinic's operating costs and increasing revenues as they expand their healthcare programs. OSH will charge a fee to the provider's for the use of the OSH proprietary technology as healthcare is delivered over the cloud.
The current openEMR platform will provide the base starting point for development and includes the following functionality today:
-Electronic Medical Record
-Labs requisitions and results storage
-Clinical Decision Rules
-Multilanguage support, (over 20 languages supported to date)
About the OpenEMR Initiative
OpenEMR is a Free and Open Source electronic health records and medical practice management application that can run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and many other platforms. OpenEMR is ONC Complete Ambulatory EHR certified and is one of the most popular open source electronic medical records in use today with over 4,000 downloads monthly. OpenEMR is supported by a strong community of volunteers and professionals all with the common goal of making OpenEMR a superior alternative to its proprietary counterparts. The OpenEMR community and the OEMR.org 501(c)3 is dedicated to guarding OpenEMR's status as a free, open source software solution for medical practices and is dedicated to maintaining a spirit of openness, kindness and cooperation.
For more information: http://www.open-emr.org
Statistics on openEMR usage:
About Medical Information Integration, LLC ("MI-Squared")
MI-Squared has decades of experience in medical & practice management, and the design and implementation of medical informatics. MI-Squared is proud of its active contribution to the OpenEMR project. MI2 has resources and a successful track record enabling providers to deliver better care to patients, more cost effectively. The founder and CEO, Tony McCormick, has been involved in HealthCare IT since 1988 where he was part of a team that had started one of the first Preferred Provider Organizations in Texas. Later he developed applications for the HMO market, Independent Practitioners Medical Records and Billing systems and large clinical systems. In Oregon he was a lead analyst on the Oregon Medical Electronic Network which was run by the Oregon Medical Association. He founded MI-Squared with the desire to help reduce the high cost of medical services by providing efficient, easy to use software based on the Free Open Source Software model.
For more information: http://www.mi-squared.com/
About Open Source Health Inc.:
Open Source Health takes a truly patient-centered approach and is in the business of providing a real-time integrative healthcare solution for women in an open source architecture. Open Source Health Inc. is set to lead the current healthcare revolution by leveraging the latest trends in digital health, personalized health, social health and participatory medicine.
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