2007 Open Source Health Care Summit @ Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) Call For Papers

The USC, SimiConejo, and UCLA Linux User Groups are proud to announce the First Annual Open Source Health Care Summit will be held on February 9, 2007, as part of the Southern California Linux Expo in Los Angeles, California.

We invite you to share your work with or use of Open Source health care software with the rest of the community and exchange ideas with some of the leading experts in these fields. Details about the event can be found at http://www.socallinuxexpo.com/healthcare

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Case Studies of using Open Source in health care environments
  • Relevance of Open Source software and open standards for the Health Care industry
  • Integrating proprietary systems with Open Source
  • VistA – The Open Source EMR used by over 800 hospitals of the Veterans’ Administration
  • Open Source in the National Health Information Network (NHIN)
  • Integrating proprietary systems with Open Source software
  • Open Source in regional health information organizations (RHIO)
  • Open Source in private medical practices
  • What to consider when choosing Open Source software for health care environments
  • Current and future growth of Open Source in health care
  • Use of Open Source software for health care in government and nonprofit settings
  • Open Source in medical research settings and studies
  • Practical applications of Open Source in medical/health care settings

The proposals should be submitted in form of a 1 page extended abstract

1. Title for the presentation
2. Name, Affiliation, Bio, a passport size picture (optional) and contact email address of the Presenter
3. What will be covered? A bulleted list or a brief description of the main points to be presented should be submitted. Please include enough detail that will enable the committee to evaluate the proposal.
4. Any specific requirements needed for the presentation other than an overhead projector and a microphone. Submissions stored in odt, txt and pdf format will be accepted. Presentations are allotted a time slot of about 45 minutes. All proposals should be sent to healthcarecfp@socallinuxexpo.org.

Important Dates

06 November, 2006: CFP Opens

29 December, 2006: Last date for abstracts/proposals

05 January, 2007: Last date for notification of acceptance

09 Feb, 2007: Day of event