The following contributors list is an attempt to recognize the many companies and individuals that have given so much to make this project what it is today. This list may not be complete. If we have left your name off it is not intentional and we will be glad to correct errors.
Individuals – (alphabetical by last name)
Stephen Boyd-Smith – “Steve” is one of the four github integrators and was the one who suggested using github for our software repository. He is a skillful and knowledgeable developer.
Michael Brody, DPM acted as our ONC Meaningful Use consultant and paid for the syndromic surveillance registry reporting. It would have been very difficult to understand the government requirements without his help and direct advocacy with ONC and CCHIT originally. His contributions allowed us to get started even before the rules were finalized.
Tony McCormick – Tony’s personal contributions have been tremendous. He is one of the four github integrators and personally steered the ONC Meaningful Use Certification to fruition. Tony set up the Meaningful Use work group and met every Monday night for two years (that is about 190 Mondays, took a few off for US holidays) from 11-14-2009 through 08-08-2011. Tony is a skillful developer that has been in Medical Software development since 1988 and has had a long professional experience in Project Management which he put to great use in this Project. His company Medical Information Integration is highly qualified in custom development, support and training.
Rod Roark – Rod has been the longest, currently active, contributor to the project. His contributions to the project have been protean. Check out his web page at Sunset Systems. Rod has an outstanding reputation as a developer and gives great service to his clients. Rod has put in a lot of work in terms of code review and integration of new software that was instrumental in our achieving the recent ONC Meaningful Use Certification. Rod serves as one of the administrators at the SourceForge/openemr web page and helps maintain the OpenEMR git repository.
ClinicDoctor (cassilup) – Almost at the last hour we discovered this commercial reseller and noticed that they had a live built in patient portal. They agreed to contribute a version of that portal that would run entirely inside OpenEMR and meet the MU criteria.
Ensoftek (DrCloudEMR) contributed staff to work with mi-squared on clinical decision rules, automated measure calculations and patient reminders as well as clinical quality measure reporting and immunization register reporting.
Garden State Health Systems contributed expertise and programmers to develop the CCR and CCD core modules that allow OpenEMR to meet many of the certification criteria around patient medical records sharing, both with the patients and with referrals. Thanks specifically to John Williams and Micheal Firriolo.
Medical Information Integration (mi-squared) contributed overall project management from the beginning. Additionally, staff from mi-squared, including Aron Racho and Ken Chapple contributed significant parts of the clinical rules, clinical quality measures, automated measure calculations, patient reminders, document encryption and integrity modules. Jeremy Wallace wrote interfaces and improvements to the “procedures” tools to work with Lab Exchanges to meet the “incorporate lab results” requirement. Jason Brooks put many hours into maintaining and improving OEMR web, wiki and repository servers and Sara McCormick maintains the User Guides.
MRSB, LTD – for contributing a lawyer (Greg Neumann) so that we could get OEMR recognized as a 501(c)(3). This allowed us to be able to make contracts with the certification body, ICSA Labs, without which we would not be able to be registered or get certification at all as an open source project. The rest of the world requires a legal entity to work with.
Phyaura contributed code to help integrate RxNorm and SNOMED coding requirements which are used in CCR/CCD and in clinical quality reporting.
Vicare+ / Visolve – Selvi’s team has been the mainstay of the team by being the sole formal Quality Assurance group. This group are experts at interpreting the NIST testing criteria and working out what needs to be adjusted, fixed or redone to make it possible for us to pass these onerous tests. They are the best organized and we could not have done this without their contributions. Their team also developed all of the required security modules, we wouldn’t even have been able to start the testing without these components: Password policies, audit logging, client certificates, emergency access, recording disclosures, HIPAA de-identification, consent management.
Z&H Healthcare Services has contributed the completion of the CCR/CCD modules and development of the NewCrop e-RX interface to meet the CPOE requirements. They also contributed a very complete patient portal option can been used in this test if required and does meet all the requirements as an optional solution for those clinics that do not want to manage their own portal access.