This is the second and final webinar in a series that focuses on open source health information technology (IT) tools and solutions for the safety net community. Open Source health IT tools are lower cost alternatives to proprietary systems. The presenters will provide an overview of different types of open source tools, the benefits and challenges of using open source health IT tools, and how these systems can be used, and provide high quality care to meet population health needs. In addition, our lead speaker is Dr. Rob Kolodner, a former National Coordinator of Health IT and currently the Chief Health Informatics Officer for the non-profit organization Open Health Tools, Inc. Dr. Kolodner will present on various open source health IT tools and how they can benefit the safety net community’s health IT needs. The second presenter, Ms. Eliza Gibson will speak about her experience using an open source cloud computing systems in a newly established urban free clinic. Lastly, our third presenter Dr. Amit Acharya will present on the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin’s use of an open dental EHR system which is interoperable with its in house developed EHR system.
The presenters include: Rob Kolodner, M.D., Chief Health Informatics Officer, Open Health Tools, Inc; Eliza Gibson, LCSW, Executive Director, Clinic by the Bay; Amit Acharya, B.D.S., M.S.,Ph.D., Interim Director, MCRF Biomedical Informatics Core, Marshfield Clinic