February (2018) highlights

Krishagni is happy to announce the release of version v4.3 with new features, bug fixes and other improvements.   For further details: Next release: OpenSpecimen v5.0 – April 2018 We have already started working on v5.0. Please let us know if you have any enhancement request or user feedback that we can include in v5.0. […]

OpenSpecimen v4.3 release

We are happy to announce the release of OpenSpecimen v4.3 release – the last release of the v4.x series. This release contains many new features, improvements, bug fixes and integrations with other databases. What is new in v4.3? Shipment of containers Collect multiple-unplanned specimens at once Block container locations from being used Bulk specimen operations […]

OpenSpecimen EPIC integration

Overview EPIC contains demographics and clinical data about patients. Integrating EPIC with OpenSpecimen will ensure high-quality data, avoid manual data entry errors and save data entry time of end users. This document explains the different ways in which EPIC and OpenSpecimen can be integrated. HL7 based integration EPIC will send HL7 messages (ADT) to OpenSpecimen […]

OpenSpecimen Community Meet 2017

The OpenSpecimen Community Meet 2017 was held in Miami on Sep 18-19. The informal meeting notes can be found here: click here. Attendees: Krishagni: Srikanth Adiga, Poornima Govindrao Washington University: Dave Mulvihill, Lee Myrick, Anu Vadakkumcheril University of Utah: Scott Claerhout, Randy K. Madsen Thomas Jefferson: John Reber Allegheny Health Network: Michael Anderson Jewish McGill: Kerry McKenna […]

caTissue to OpenSpecimen – Our Journey

(from Sept 29, 2015 – originally posted on LinkedIn) We released OpenSpecimen v2.0 in June 2015 and since then made a couple of minor releases (v2.1 and v2.2). This post is about this incredible journey from caTissue to OpenSpecimen. For the uninitiated… OpenSpecimen is a free and open source biobanking informatics platform being used in 35+ […]

CEOs and developers doing client support…

When you report an issue in OpenSpecimen, it is very likely that you will hear back from one of Sri, Vinayak or Poornima – the three key folks who run the company. You might think – well, seems like these guys have nothing “big” to do! 😉 Many companies delegate customer support to a “support team” – […]

OpenSpecimen – REDCap integration video

The OpenSpecimen’s REDCap integration plugin is ready and a ~10 minutes demo video is available on the OpenSpecimen’s YouTube channel (link below). Highlights: 1. Link a REDCap “Project” with an OpenSpecimen’s “Collection Protocol” 2. Pull all clinical data from REDCap and store in OpenSpecimen 3. Supports both longitudinal and classical REDCap studies Benefits: why integrate?  […]