Open Health Tools accepts code donation for $10M HIE project
Open Health Tools (OHT) has accepted a code donation of key software components from the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) as part of a $10 million health information exchange (HIE) project.

The code donation will allow distributed online collaborative development of tools to enable the secure exchange of healthcare information, according to OHT, a community of IT and healthcare participants.

The donation has been aided by CollabNet, who are supplying the development environment and Palamidia, who analyzed the software for vulnerabilities, to help accelerate the establishment of regional HIEs, a critical but often missing piece of the healthcare delivery system, according to Tony de la Lama, vice president of corporate strategy and marketing at CollabNet.

“CollabNet facilitated CHCF’s efforts and will support all future code donations to OHT. We are providing a world-class development platform and online community services to enable OHT's members and distributed project teams to collaborate in an open and secure environment,” de la Lama said.

Information about the Open Health Information Exchange project is available here.