VISION OF OPEN HEALTH TOOLS. Vision:
To enable a ubiquitous ecosystem where members of the Health and IT professions can collaborate to build open, standards-based interoperable systems that enable patients and their care providers to have access to vital and reliable medical information at the time and place it is needed.
A community of National, Regional & Local Health Services Providerswho recognize that a common interoperable platform and exemplary tools for medical records is essential to meet the needs of patients, physicians, providers, payers as well as policy makers.
A community of health professionals who collaborate in providing the requirements for technology and interoperable information systems to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of human health.
A community of Open Standards Organizationswho collaborate in providing specifications for health interoperability.
A community of Open Source Developersfocused on developing a Health Information Platform of frameworks, exemplary tools and reference applications
A community of vendorswho utilize the Open Health Technology to create wealth, increase profit and market share, while providing expertise and assets to the community.
A community of academic and researcherswho bring their experiences, research, ideas and wisdom to provide innovation and evaluation of health information interoperability.
& Local Health Services Providers
National Cancer Institute
Open Standards Organizations
Design and Develop Open Health Technology:Specifically we will create and enable an open source community of software developers to design and develop open standards based technology that meets interoperability requirements of early adopters.
Collaboration - Bring together the major players into a single organization that includes national healthcare agencies, healthcare providers, practitioners, product/service companies, standards bodies, patients and clinicians
Design & Development - Enable healthcare information interoperability by developing a common software tool platform based on open standards for creating software as well as a range of exemplary tools and several reference / exemplary applications
Deployment - Create, nurture and enable suppliers to participate in an ecosystem that allows them to profit from open standards and open source software.
Enable a Healthy Ecosystem to Deliver Open Health Technology :
Specifically we will support profit based organizations to create, enable and nurture a community of individuals, vendors, commercial and public organizations to deliver the Open Health Technology.
Adopt recognized industry standards and best practices.
Maintain close working relationships with identified SDOs.
Provide feedback to SDOs via early adopter program and communities to foster creation of useful, usable healthcare standards that address real healthcare requirements.
OHT is NOT a Standards organization.
OHT implements standards in the development of software.
Compliance and Testing
Health Service Bus
Services View of OHT Platform and Standard Reference Applications
Public Health Provider
POINT OF SERVICE
Health Service Bus
Patient Information Services
Analysis ServicesData View of OHT Platform
Healthcare Services Bus
HL7 Tools &
Open Source Projects
Clinical Content Tools
Supply Chain Management
Friends of eHealth
Charitable Non Profit
Open Health Tools
Board of StewardsBUSINESS / CONTRIBUTION MODEL
People & Money
Allocates MoneyPump priming
Matching Funds for Projects
Membership Dues, Contributions, Marketing
Membership Technical Contributions
OHT Professional Services
Members are not obligated for financial contribution or dues.
Common IT Infrastructure
Community Developed Commercial Friendly Lic
Formal Development Process
Academic & Research
Participate in the health industry. The following are examples:
Governmental institutions and standards bodies;
Producers and consumers
National, regional, state and local health service providers
Vendors and non profit organizations
Payers and public health organizations
Industry domain experts
Make a significant contribution to the success of Open Health Tools. The following are contribution examples:
Source code, designs and specifications
Resources and expertise
Express public support for Open Health Tools
Sign the Open Health Tools Membership Agreement and Logo Agreement
Public and private organizations and individuals who:
Each member organization appoints one person to serve as a Steward (ie voting member of Board of Directors)
Steward represents your organization in establishing the Open Health Tools policies, behavior, plans, priorities, technology plans and directions.
Steward should be a senior executive who can allocate resources and represent their respective organization.
Time commitment is one day per quarter for board meetings.
Each board member can appoint a delegate and an employee to be a member of the executive committee, which meets periodically and is responsible for operations.
Specific Board Member Responsibilities:
Sign Same Governance Agreements
All members have single vote
All members sign same agreements:
Membership Application and bylaws
Web Site Terms of Reference
Committer and Contributor guidelines and agreements
Low barriers to entry with all members meeting same criteria
Members are all equal
Open transparent environment
Commercially friendly license to build vibrant eco-system
Open Health Tools
Open Source Community
Open Health Tools
Code & Data
Eclipse Open Source Community
The Open Health Tools Open Source
The community builds common services, frameworks, exemplary tools and example applications.
Record Locator Services & Hl7 Messaging Terminology Services & Identity Management
The Open Health Tools Eco-system
The community takes the Open Health Tools Technology and builds, packages, and sells the technology as products, applications, tools, for profit and use.
Delivers quality software on schedule, within budget, by small collaborative teams.
Enables vendors to optimize their self interest while collaborating and competing.
Enable vendors to incur lower costs and to gain market advantages by leveraging an extensive base of high quality free source code, proven skills, and resources.
Enables a large virtual community of developers to grow with the software, resulting in:
improved quality due to open rigorous peer review with many developers,
extensive tuning and improvement of the software,
rapid porting of code to new hardware and platforms,
rapid response to changing requirements and conditions,
detailed understanding of how the system works due to the open, transparent nature of process.
Enables multi vendor, multi platform and multi language solutions.
Advantages of Open Health Open Source Technology
Technical Projects & Leadership Roles
Academic Outreach Oracle
Analysis & Reporting Open
Canadian .EHR Mohawk, Canada Infoway
Clinical Content Tools NHS
Common User Interface NHS
Conformance Tools Canada Infoway
latform Project OHT
Data Modeling MexJ
Privacy Access Security Inpriva
Health Legacy Interoperability Open
HL 7 Tools Project NHS
Modeling Tools for Healthcare IBM VHA
Supply Chain Tooling for Healthcare ITG
Terminology Tools Project, IHTSDO, NHS NeHTA
Enable niche market creation:
Enable Member collaboration and networking:
Enable Member lead mindshare and PR activities:
Enable academic and research full participation