EDIT: added B&W version of the 27meg OHT agreement to save bandwidth:
Communication from Nathan DiNiro Jan 10, 2012:
Had a meeting yesterday with the VP of Communications for Open Health Tools, Alesha Adamson. She offered to provide a free one year membership to us in Open health Tools as well as a slot presenting as a new member at their annual board meeting in Las Vegas on 2/23&24. This event coincides with HIMSS'12, and I'll be in Vegas at HIMSS as I'm working with the Collaborative Health Consortium and HIMSS to organize the eCollaboration Forum.
Further, Alesha's Company is the Primary Contractor on an ONC-funded multi-state initiative project, and needs an ambulatory EHR as part of the project. She's just about ready to pull the trigger on a relationship with Tolven, but she's wide open to working with OpenEMR on the project, which includes 5 states. The project is basically to build interfaces, but I'm not entirely sure which and for what. However, I don't think it matters so much as getting an opportunity to play ball and get the exposure and possible some grant dollars.
Proposal from Jack Cahn to put this to the board vote to grant Nathan latitude and board support to pursue these two opportunities:
Did you get the go ahead from the board and will you have the time to
represent OEMR at the Open Health Tools meeting? I vote yes to that. I
don't see a lot of overlap between OpenEMR and Tolven. It looks to me
that we should be in a good position to work with and integrate with
Tolven - another value added feature for the wish list.
OEMR Board Member