Indian Health Service contributes open-source code to OSEHRA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Indian Health Service (IHS) has contributed an open-source version of its Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) to the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) Technical Journal. This will complement the current open-source EHR capabilities of the VistA code base now hosted by OSEHRA.

The hope is that this contribution will "encourage adoption" in the larger community of the "innovative" work of the IHS. RPMS, which is based on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' open-source VistA EHR system, is a decentralized integrated solution for management of both clinical and administrative information in IHS healthcare facilities. Announcement