In a GREAT piece of news this morning, the Medsphere board has resolved all legal disputes with Steve and Scott Shreeve, the founders of Medsphere. According to Medsphere's PR team:
Medsphere Systems Corporation today announced that all legal disputes involving the company and Steve and Scott Shreeve have been settled and resolved by mutual agreement of the parties.
Medsphere looks forward to continuing the recent growth and development of the company. In recent months, Medsphere has signed four new contracts for the implementation of OpenVista, the company?s comprehensive open source electronic health record (EHR) based on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VistA solution. The company recently also announced the appointment of Michael J. Doyle to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.
Amen. Medsphere has long been one of my "Ones to Watch" among open-source companies. Now I can watch in anticipation, rather than dismay.
The legal system is a terrible place to amicably resolve disputes, and open source's reliance on community is something that requires a certain amount of amicability. It's therefore great to see the two groups come together. The Shreeves deserved better and so, frankly, did the board. Now the company can get back to business...
...opening up healthcare IT.