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OpenClinica – A Leading Innovative Open Source Clinical Trials Solution

One of the top choices of Open Health News (OHNews) readers looking for information on 'open source' eHealth solutions in 2012 was Ophttp://www.openhealthnews.com/content/openclinicaenClinica.  OpenClinica has positioned itself as one of the world's leading open source clinical trials software for electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM).  OpenClinica was first released in 2005. OpenClinica has been successfully used in thousands of clinical trials across some very diverse settings in over 100 countries. It has been used in studies involving 10 to 100,000 patients and in dozens of regulatory submissions for all phases of clinical trials. The OpenClinica Community now consists of over 15,000 members world-wide. Read More »

Tolven - A Widely Adopted 'Open Source' Health IT Solution

The Tolven Platform is rapidly becoming one of the more widely adopted open source solutions for healthcare information technology globally. Tolven clients in Europe, North America, and Asia are leveraging the breadth of solutions the Tolven technology provides to support their needs.

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OpenMRS – Watch the continuing progress of this global eHealth solution

OpenMRS is a collaborative 'open' community of people working to apply health information technologies (IT) to solve problems, primarily in resource-poor environments.  It is  a proud community of developers, implementers, funders, and users all trying to make the world a better place by using their expertise to improve the health and wellness of the planet.

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OpenEMR continues to make news

OpenEMR is a free and open source electronic medical record (EMR) and medical practice management application that runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and many other platforms. OpenEMR is ONC Certified Ambulatory EHR Sysem and is one of the most popular open source EMR systems in use today. Read More »

EHRs: Buy vs. Build, or the Best of Both

In the electronic health record (EHR) market, even though an enterprise solution is not an operating system, the parallels are clear. Healthcare organizations use expensive and complex proprietary systems that are difficult to maintain.  The leading systems have prohibitive total costs of ownership. Ownership is undermined by vendor lock. The most important and valuable enhancements are held back for the next chargeable upgrade.  Lack of interoperability is a business model.

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GreenDot open source Diabetes platform presented at Dreamforce 2012

GreenDot was part of the UCSF 'Unusual Thinkers' track presented at Dreamforce 2012, this past week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. GreenDot is  an evolving open source platform that makes diabetes data more accessible and via the web or mobile systems.  It collects data from different diabetes-related devices and stores it in a secure, open source platform. Read More »

Open Health Tools (OHT) Building for the Future

At the Open Health Tools (OHT) board meeting held this week in Baltimore, the OHT executive management team laid out the next steps to be taken as they work with the growing number of member organizations to transition into the next phase of their strategic plan. The board meeting was presided over by Dr. Robert Kolodner, the acting Chief Executive Officer of OHT. Read More »

OKFest in Finland to Study Benefits of Open Knowledge and Open Development

The Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest) happens this September 17-22 in Helsinki, Finland with the theme Open Knowledge in Action. OKFest will explore the benefits of opening up knowledge and information, look at the ecosystems of organisations that can benefit from openness, and discuss the impact that more transparency can have in our societies. OKFest will run 13 key Topic Streams, one of which will focus on the topic of ‘Open Development’.

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How Andrew Krzmarzick Uses Open Source To Empower Citizens In Government

As the Community Manager of GovLoop—a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000 public sector professionals, including Federal CTO Todd Park—Andrew Krzmarzick suspects his role is pretty similar to leading an open source project. The open source way guides the company's decisions, communications, and interactions. And open source solutions enable them to empower citizens around the country (and the world!) who don't want to wait for their cities to make updates to a page or build apps and resources that makes their lives easier. Read More »

RPMS & VistA in Hawaii and across the Pacific Rim

Over the years, Hawaii has given rise to a number of notable individuals and organizations that have played a key role in collaboratively developing and implementing innovative ‘open’ health IT initiatives. Here's a quick update on some of the latest activities related to the implementation of the open source VistA and RPMS electronic health record (EHR) systems in both the state of Hawaii and other island nations and territories across the Pacific rim. Read More »