Posted on July 20, 2018
Mark Young, CEO and Melialoha Bartlett, Quality Assurance Coordinator of Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network and Richard Williams of Williams Medical Technology, presented their open source software product OpenFQHC at the OSEHRA Summit in Bethesda, Maryland.
In 2014, Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) elected to adopt the open source electronic health record OpenEMR. Over the past 4 years the organization, working along-side Williams Medical Technology have made significant changes to accommodate workflow, billing, documentation, and reporting. OpenFQHC has several modules that are important to FQHCs integrated approach to health care. These modules include a disaster response module, behavioral health management, chronic care management, opioid and other substance treatment, and management of women’s health, obstetrics, pediatrics, and adult medicine. The program is interoperable with most every health-related service. Reporting is generated within the system for real-time information and from a data warehouse server for data that does not need to be real-time but rather as a point of reference. The program is cloud-based on the AWS service allowing for records to be accessed from the field in disaster-related events.