Halamka on China's Expanding Healthcare System

On Monday and Tuesday I met with government, industry, and academic stakeholders  in Qingdao and Shenzhen China to discuss healthcare technology,  patient empowerment, and process improvement in the rapidly expanding Chinese healthcare system. Over the past few years, I’ve watched the Chinese government gradually change policy - from promoting a fully public healthcare system, to limited pilots of private facilities, to embracing public/private partnerships. Read More »

Digitizing Maps Of Malaria Hotspots To Save Lives

Mapping collaboration between Europe and Africa has led to the creation of a digitized malaria mapping database that for the first time brings together all available malaria data, helping tackle a disease that kills more than 660,000 people every year.

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Are Universities Making a Global Shift to Open Source Education?

You've probably heard of MIT's OpenCourseWare program by now; or at least, you will have heard that some universities are offering versions of their courses online for free. But what does that even mean? That anybody with an Internet connection can now get a Bachelor's degree from MIT? The answer is still, more or less, "it's complicated."

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  • October 22, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    On Monday and Tuesday I met with government, industry, and academic stakeholders  in Qingdao and Shenzhen China to discuss healthcare...

  • September 30, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Mapping collaboration between Europe and Africa has led to the creation of a digitized malaria mapping database that for the first time brings...

  • September 29, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    My 83 year old father-in-law returned from a recent outpatient visit to his primary care provider with two customized handouts  - a...

  • September 29, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    With personal genomics services like 23andMe and deCODEme, we can ship away a cotton swab with some spit on it, and explore our genetic...

  • September 28, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    The new open source project tomviz is helping the 3D visualization of nanotechnology...In this user-friendly, cross-platform application, large...

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