The OSEHRA Technical Journal
is an Open Access, on-line publication
covering technical topics related to open source software for management
of electronic health records. The goal of the Journal is to foster innovation
and to channel this innovation in the form of concrete working pieces of
software that can later be integrated into the OSEHRA open source platform.
The unique characteristics of the "OSEHRA Technical Journal" include:
- Open Access: all material is freely distributed under open licenses
- Source code: Apache 2.0 License
- Documents: Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License
- Data: Open Data License (by science commons)
Open peer-review: inviting discussions and exchange of ideas.
reviewers are also publicly rated, creating a public system of
checks and balances.
Reproducibility: all contributions are required to include the source
code of working implementations. These are tested in an automated
All materials are made available to readers, enabling them also to
experiment with the contributions and to improve upon them.
Contributed source code is directly put in a sandbox repository
where it can evolve and mature, with the final goal of being
incorporated into the OSEHRA platform, if vetted by the community.
Support for continuous revisions: the technical reports, and associated
source code contributions can be revised by the authors at any time.
In this way the reports are corrected, improved and extended as
needed, in response to the online discussions with the community.