Change Healthcare becomes the first healthcare IT company to join leading open-source consortium
Change Healthcare has become a member of the TODO Group, becoming the first healthcare IT company to join the national consortium that is working to establish best practices for using open source software in the enterprise. The company joins 48 other technology innovators in the consortium.
“We’re committed to advancing open source in healthcare, and this is another step for us on that journey,” said Aaron Symanski, chief technology officer, Change Healthcare. “As one of the largest healthcare IT companies, we want to help our customers realize the advantages of open source’s cost-savings, productivity, and other benefits by establishing best practices for its use in healthcare. By collaborating with TODO Group members, we can determine a path to accelerate open source in the enterprise, while ensuring that the compliance, security, and privacy concerns healthcare organizations care about are appropriately addressed.”
Change Healthcare has long been an advocate for open source in contemporary healthcare IT. In 2017, the company became the first healthcare IT company to join Hyperledger, a collaborative, cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology and, as a Premier Member, has actively contributed code to that community.
“Corporate open-source programs are quickly becoming a best practice in the tech industry, and we’re excited to see a growing awareness in new industry verticals like healthcare,” said Chris Aniszczyk, co-founder of the TODO Group and CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation at the Linux Foundation. “We are proud to welcome Change Healthcare as a TODO Group member, and we look forward to collaborating with them as we continue to develop tools and guides that help companies run successful and effective open-source projects and programs.”
TODO is an open group of companies that run open source programs. Its diverse membership roster includes leading organizations from industries spanning enterprise technology, media, online services, finance, consumer products, and more.