My Health SAFE (Patient & Provider versions)
I am going to take OpenEMR (https://github.com/openemr/openemr) and make two SAFE applications:
- Personally controlled Electronic Health Record (EHR) (currently OpenEMR’s patient portal) They have 3 options, but I’m only interested in two: 1) Native portal; 2) APIs
- The practice management app that includes things like schedule, messaging, personal health information, billing, inventory, etc. Basically the bulk of the OpenEMR code.
My goal is for the patients to have complete control of all of their personal health information (PHI) and then grant access privileges to their personal health provider network. The health providers who are creating PHI will have permanent access to data they personally create. The main log-in authentication medium used will be what everyone has, a heart beat (electrophysiological biomarker).
Open EMR is the largest open sourced EMR project (www.open-emr.org) in the English language and appears to be written in php with mySQL. I am going to save all of us time and assume we all know the power Project SAFE will bring to these two apps, and why it is important for individuals to have the caretaker role of their PHI.
I am planning on hiring/partnering with programmers who can take this EMR to the next level, with is the SAFE level:) I am a medical provider who has built and hosted websites, tinkered with computers for years and know just enough to have a vision, but I know this will never be done SAFE without some pro’s. Open EMR is an amazing project that has done nothing but inspire me and I also would not prefer to reinvent the wheel. So the plan is to just build on to what they have already done.
What kind of programmer should I look for? Could you rate language expertise from most important to least? Where should I focus my resources (money, professional-network, energy)?
I welcome any and all advice and comments.
Thank you for your time in reading this.