PatientOS Inc. urges trade ministers to encourage adoption of Open Source solutions at the Sixth Annual Consul Program for New Jersey Life Sciences.
On Thursday, October 15, 2009 the Center for International Business & Education at Raritan Valley Community College hosted a unique event connecting consular officials from over 20 countries with business, education and government officials for collaboration and commerce.
One the speakers on the electronic medical records panel, Greg Caulton, a Principal at PatientOS Inc. urged trade ministers to leverage the PatientOS Open Source EMR solution. The majority of members from 20 different countries had heard of open source and understood the advantage local companies could have from leveraging an electronic health record free of licensing costs.
PatientOS Inc. principal Greg Caulton spoke of the events success. “ I was thrilled to participate at this event. I spoke one on one at length with representatives spanning the globe, from the Mexican Trade Ministry, to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic. Our message is simple. We want international businesses, large and small to implement our software into their healthcare institutions without the burden of exorbitant licensing fees. We can provide the clinical analysts and software support services to ensure they are successful. By using PatientOS these countries can implement an advanced hospital system at a fraction of the cost of developing or purchasing an equivalent system”.
Luncheon was served at the Trump National Country Club where acclaimed international speaker Camille Sailer and The Apprentice season four winner Randal Pinkett spoke at the event of the local entrepreneurial spirit and support systems New Jersey had to offer international businesses.
At the event Kwangsun Suh, a scientific director at Hackensack university medical center spoke of the complexities in gathering information from disparate electronic records, each serving specialists with unique needs. Each system written with software that is unable to communicate with the other. Greg Caulton spoke of how PatientOS can address this prevalent interoperability problem.
“PatientOS is unique in its capability to support significant differences in the user interface for all specialty clinics and users. Rather than writing code for each solution we provide a common data model and a common set of tools that allows analysts to configure the EMR to meet the needs of the clinicians.”, said Greg. “By putting control into the hands of the people gathering requirements the system is built quicker and with fewer errors. This coupled with a strong software architecture and our implementation of standards has positioned PatientOS to compete with commercial systems on both cost and quality.”
The Center for International Business & Education (CIBE) at Raritan Valley Community College
Founded in 1988, CIBE’s mission is to serve the commercial and academic communities for their international needs on a global and local basis. Learn more about CIBE and the Annual Consul Program for New Jersey at http://www.consulprogramnj.org
PatientOS Inc. provides development and implementation services for hospitals, clinics and businesses who wish to tailor the Open Source PatientOS EMR to fit their specific workflow and system requirements. For more information about PatientOS, call 888.NBR.1EMR or visit http://www.patientos.com. The open source community can be found at http://www.patientos.org.