Open Health IT News

Open Source NHIT/EHR Team to the Rescue in Puerto Rico

Darius Tahir and Arthur Allen | Politico | October 16, 2017

This week, a collaboration of private sector companies, the government, and not-for-profits hopes to deliver an EHR system to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, project leader Luis Belen told Morning eHealth's Darius Tahir. Belen, CEO of the non-profit, D.C-based National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved, has been personally touched by the disaster: two of his aunts died because of the storm. The organization is coordinating with teams from HHS to bring a package of satellite phones, pre-loaded laptops, Amazon cloud storage, and an open-source software, OpenEMR+.

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NIH-built Toolset Helps Researchers Share and Compare Data

Paul McCloskey | GCN | October 10, 2015

On battlefields across the Middle East and football fields in the United States, traumatic brain injury (TBI) has hit near-epidemic proportions in the past several years. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it leads to 52,000 deaths and 275,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. each year. The spiraling caseload is pushing biomedical researchers to stretch their increasingly tight budgets and maximize their research to help prevent TBI and other serious health threats. Read More »

World's Largest Open Source Health Information Technology Project Tackles Ebola

Press Release | Indiana University | April 27, 2015

"An effective, longitudinal medical record is an essential requirement for Ebola treatment and these records can't be carried in and out of infected areas. A networked electronic medical record is essential--and OpenMRS offers a cost-effective, well-tested system that has been deployed in multiple sites in dozens of countries in a sustainable way," said OpenMRS co-founder and project leader Paul Biondich, M.D., a Regenstrief Institute investigator and Indiana University School of Medicine associate professor of pediatrics.

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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 »