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The Open Source Health Care Alliance is an international collaboration promoting the development and use of open source software and open access publications in the health care domain.

Membership is open to persons worldwide who are interested in furthering the objects of OSHCA and shall consist of anyone who has accepted the premise of OSHCA’s Vision, Mission Statements and Principles by indicating such acceptance via OSHCA’s Internet Registration process.

OSHCA was first formed in 1999 as an informal organization of interested parties. The organization achieved formal non-profit status in Malaysia on 31 October 2006 under the leadership of Dr. Molly Cheah and a pro tem committee of industry leaders. The first AGM will be held in 2007 following the OSHCA2007 conference (May 8–11) at the Federal Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.