Apelon Joins Open Health Tools Community

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Apelon Joins Open Health Tools Community

Effort Promotes Use of Open Source Software in Healthcare Projects

Apelon, Inc., a leading provider of terminology management and data interoperability solutions, today announced that it has become a member of Open Health Tools (OHT). With this announcement, Apelon reaffirms its commitment to open source tools and its intention to work with leaders in the open source community to promote these solutions.

Open Health Tools is a nonprofit organization that promotes the availability of open technologies in healthcare worldwide. With over 60 members, OHT is transforming the global market for healthcare IT in ways that make access to high quality healthcare easier and more affordable. Open Health Tools develops and uses open source software code and implements transparent and egalitarian governance processes that serve the needs of development communities around the world.

"Apelon is a long-standing supporter of open source software for healthcare, witness the availability of DTS, the very popular and widely used vocabulary server," said Stephen Coady, Apelon's CEO. "By joining with similarly-minded organizations within OHT, Apelon hopes to accelerate the appreciation and adoption of open source tools.

"Open Health Tools is pleased to add Apelon to our growing list of members," said Skip McGaughey, Executive Director for OHT. "Apelon's substantial contributions in medical terminology will greatly benefit the Open Source community."

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