Open Health IT News

New Open Source Platform Allows Anyone To Hack Brain Waves

Reuven Cohen | Forbes | January 3, 2014

For most people how the human brain works remains a mystery, let alone how to hack it.  A new Kickstarter campaign created by engineers Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno aims to change this by putting an affordable, open-source brain-computer interface kit in the hands & minds of anyone. Read More »

Open source collaboration with VA betters VistA EHR security

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | November 15, 2013

The work of a graduate student at Georgia Tech has led to the creation of a patch to repair a security vulnerability in one of the most widely used EHR systems, according to an announcement by the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA). Read More »

Melbourne volunteers helping build OpenMRS e-health extension

David Braue | ZD Net | October 29, 2013

Two dozen ThoughtWorks employees and enthusiasts from outside the company are expected to converge on the company's Melbourne offices tonight for several hours of collaborative work on an open healthcare-interchange Read More »

Powerful platform for mobile health apps now available as open source software

Jennifer Kohm | CFRI News | October 9, 2013

Researchers at CFRI, BC Children’s Hospital and UBC have released a platform for new and novel mobile health applications as open source software. Read More »

DoD gives glimpse of imminent EHR procurement expectations

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | October 8, 2013

The Defense Department somewhat quietly announced that as part of its market research into an electronic health record system (EHRS) it will “host demonstrations” during the week of October 21 — and vendors have until the end of Wednesday October 9 to apply. Read More »

IBM updates open-source Big Data disease modeling platform

Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotechIT | October 7, 2013

The rise of electronic health records (EHRs) is cutting the time it takes to spot changes in incidence of disease... Read More »

WebRTC to enable Telehealth through your browser

Kate McDonald | PULSE+IT | September 19, 2013

The browser-based real time communications standard known as WebRTC is gaining a lot of interest around the world, backed as it is by heavyweights like Google and Mozilla. Its full maturity is also being eagerly awaited in the field of telehealth, as it promises to help develop new applications that will allow users to conduct video consults and exchange data and images from within any browser. Read More »

OSEHRA CEO Seong Mun on iEHR, future of open source

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | August 26, 2013

Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan spoke with Seong K. Mun, CEO and president of Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent, otherwise known as OSEHRA... Read More »

AHS completes Humana's RightSourceRx conversion to 'open source' ePostRx

Press Release | Fort Mill Times | August 19, 2013

AdvanceNet Health Solutions, Inc. today announced that it has completed the conversion of RightSourceRx, Humana's prescription home-delivery service by mail, to the ePostRx™ Enterprise Pharmacy Management Software platform. Read More »

Open Source EHR Agent (OSEHRA) to Hold Second Developers Summit

David Raths | Healthcare Informatics | August 10, 2013

Nonprofit OSEHRA brings together community of software developers, clinicians, business leaders and other practitioners. Read More »

The rise of the citizen CIO

Jason Hibbets | OpenSource.Com | August 6, 2013

Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? Read More »

NHS England Collaborating with U.S. on 'Open' Health IT Solutions

Rebecca Todd & Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | July 8, 2013

The NHS is spending nearly £300,000 on an exchange programme with the US Veteran’s Health Administration to investigate its use of open source software and telehealth. Read More »