[linux-elitists] Open Source Health Care Summit

Ilan Rabinovitch irabinovitch@gmail.com
Sat Dec 2 17:18:28 PST 2006


Just wanted to bring our latest call for papers to everyone's
attention.  SCALE will be holding an event on the topic of open-source
in healthcare at this years's show.  I am including the call for
papers bellow.


Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you feel would be interested.

Ilan Rabinovitch


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  Open
Source Health Care Summit  which 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
-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 1­page 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

        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

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