Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Healthcare: Progress and Promise – April 24th, 2007

School of Health Information Sciences, UT-Houston
University Center Tower
7000 Fannin, 14th Floor
Tuesday, April 24th
8 am – 3 pm

8:00    Registration
9:00    Welcome
Jack Smith, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Health Information Sciences

9:05    "Lowering the Barrier to a Decentralized NHIN Using the Open Healthcare     Framework"
Eishay Smith
Director Open Source

10:00    "The Microsoft of Medicine vs. The Google of Medicine"
Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS
Chief Technology Officer
Your Doctor Program, L.P.
Founder, Linux Medical News
Recipient:     Inaugural 2006 International Medical Informatics Association
Award for Open Source Software

10:45    "Content Management and the Experience of Plone"
Alan Runyan
President Enfold Systems
Plone and the Plone Foundation Founder

11:15    Lunch served for first fifty seminar registrants (SO CALL TO REGISTER)

12:00-1:00    Luncheon speaker: Schull Institute Scholars Program
Introduction:     William J Schull, PhD
Ashbell Smith Professor Emeritus
President, Schull Institute
"Toward FOSS Health Care Informatics Systems Integration in Latin America"
Jorge Raúl Rodríguez Yañez, MD
FOSS Developments Coordinator, Bioengineering Faculty, National University of Entre
Rios, Paraná, Argentina
Founder and Executive Director, BioLinux Group, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Informatics Coordinator of Hospital General de Aguos
Dr. Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recipient:  LIS Day 2006 Award, @LIS Society of Information, Europe

1:30-3:00    Roundtable: Approaches for Open Source for Translational Research
Moderator:  Kim Dunn, MD, PhD
Jack Smith, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Health Information Sciences
Director, Biomedical Informatics, CTSA, UT-Houston
Charles Hurmiz
St. Jude’s Hospital
Lynn Vogel, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer
MD Anderson