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Old 07-24-2017, 08:30 AM   #1
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Medical Practice Management Software


I hope to link up with those with experience using open source practice management software.

I know of FreeMed GnuHealth OpenEmr Remitt OSCAR CottageMed tkfp

I'm organizing a micro-practice with 1 MD and 1 PT OM (husband) ME!

I'm an IT GURU..... old school Sys3...........SysV.......... BSD......... C....C++
Basic.........Pascal.......Fortran......COBOL........

I'm looking for a patient portal ala MD HQ

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Old 07-24-2017, 10:45 AM   #2
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In the United States, at least, your choice of medical practice management software is tightly regulated by laws such a HIPAA.
 
Old 07-24-2017, 01:53 PM   #3
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During the 80s and 90s I ran a successful Systems Engineering Consultancy. My customers were the Fortune 500.

They paid me $100/hr. They paid me that because I knew my stuff!

I am quite aware of HIPAA and it's requirements.

I am seeking the opportunity to chat with folks who have direct experience running medical practices using Open Source Software.......

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To see what none have seen............

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Old 07-25-2017, 02:47 AM   #4
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Hello, I am not sure whether you have stumble on Github.

Here's two Open Source platform for Electronic Health Record.
a. https://github.com/gaiaehr/gaiaehr
b. https://github.com/HospitalRun/hospitalrun-frontend

You can actually clone or fork the whole code and start your own. Of course, you need to share it back to Github.

What is Github?
https://www.howtogeek.com/180167/htg...ks-use-it-for/
 
Old 07-25-2017, 07:42 AM   #5
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Dr. Oprisko, thankfully, you will find neither (those kind of people) nor "trolls" here. LQ has a long and stable history of being self-policing and mature in its treatment of the subjects, and of participants. If you see a reply, you should take it at face value as being sincerely meant – as was mine.

I'm not sure if this will turn out to be the best forum for discussion of such a specialized topic, but Welcome to LQ, anyway.

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Old 07-25-2017, 07:31 PM   #7
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The Veterans Administration VISTA software is mostly open source. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VistA
 
Old 07-25-2017, 09:33 PM   #8
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There is a Debian Pure Blend called, "Debian Med," that may help.
 
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There is a WikiPedia article on Open-Source Health Software but it is not entirely clear from the article in which countries the software is used.

Articles such as this one about HIPAA Compliance and Windows 10.5 illustrate just how drastic and draconian the situation has become:
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Originally Posted by forum user 'HealthCareProfessional:
“I have a healthcare business, and a violation of HIPAA and HITECH rules could bankrupt me. If I violate them knowing that I was committing a violation — as in installing software that openly and plainly states that it will snoop through my private files and emails — then I face not only fines but jail time. I have not been able to find anything on the net that says I will be able to turn off ALL of the intrusive snooping ability that has been built into Win 10, and what I’m seeing is warning that if things are turned off, I will lose a lot of the functionality of the new system. I’m stuck in a catch-22, though: by law I have to maintain my computer systems with the most up-to-date versions of my software, but I’m not about to install something that could send me to jail.”
And, these concerns are quite legitimate.

There's an entire web-site called http://hipaasurvivalguide.com. (It includes, for instance, this summary of the HITECH Act.)

It is supremely ironic, I think, that the US Government has poured such attention and punishments into the management of health-care related "personally identifiable information," but has done absolutely nothing about data-mining your every comment, and/or putting an electronic eavesdropping device into your home and into your phone. They have no problems with your phone sampling your pulse, exact location, and footsteps. (Yet!) Nevertheless, "you can go to jail for this in the United States." It's not most-important that your practice software is easy to use or, for that matter, open source. What matters most is: "is it certified?"

I was recently approached by a dentist who wanted me to cook something up for him. In years past, I did that sort of thing. Not anymore. He's going to have to use what he doesn't want to use ... because, it is certified. (And you can bet that a very substantial amount of the software's annual subscription price is a liability-insurance premium for the vendor.)

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Old 07-28-2017, 10:06 PM   #10
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I don't know how that liability would translate to the open-source community. Microsoft says, "It's ultimately the users responsibility to ensure compliance." I think a similar blurb in an open-source license agreement would be effective.

For me, I'd rather the government know my healthcare information than watch me in my living room or listen in on my life! Not that I have anything to hide. But,

"The first administration to successfully deprive the populace of privacy will be the last administration ever to be elected."
 
  


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