Detailed published reports on open source, 'open' health IT solutions, or the health industry.

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A History of Health Information Technology in the VA: 1955-2005

"A History of Health Information Technology in the VA" covers the major activities and accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in developing and deploying health information technologies (IT) from 1955 though 2010.  Read More »

Accelerating Innovation: The Power of the Crowd

In 2012, KPMG International released a copy of a new publication entitled "Accelerating Innovation: The Power of the Crowd".  The research and findings behind this report on innovation and eHealth was based on in-depth interviews Read More »

Actuate's 2009 Annual International Open Source Survey

Actuate's Open Source Survey is a comprehensive international annual market study, conducted independently by Survey Interactive. The survey continues to be one of the broadest studies of its kind into open source software attitudes and practices. Read More »

Australian Open Source Industry & Community Report 2008

In this 2008 report, key findings from the Australian Open Source Industry & Community Census surveys are highlighted. The report includes experiences from some of the companies and people who influence the Open Source industry and community in Australia. Open Source has become a key platform for Australian innovation and productivity. Read More »

CapSite Strategic Healthcare Technology Reports

CapSite is a healthcare technology research and advisory firm.  Their mission is to provide strategic marketreports which enables their healthcare provider clients to save money on healthcare technology investments which should help drive down the overall cost of healthcare in the U.S. Read More »

Cenatic Foundation: International Status of Open Source Software 2010

The CENATIC Foundation released a report in 2010 on the International Status of Open Source Software. The report provides a thorough overview of the international context of open source software, creating a starting point for the identification of new business opportunities. Read More »

CHCF Report: Consumers & Health Information Technology

According to a report produced by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) based on a national survey in 2010, Americans tend to pay more attention and become more engaged in their own health and medical care when they have easy, online access to their health information. While the survey showed only 7% of adults currently use a personal health record (PHR) system, the numbers are growing. Read More »

CHCF Report: Open Source EHR Systems for Ambulatory Care

This 2008 report by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) presents findings from an evaluation designed to determine whether open source electronic health record (EHR) systems are suitable for ambulatory care clinics. Read More »

CHCF Report: Open Source Software Primer for Health Care Leaders

This 2006 report by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) examines the development and distribution of open source software and explores open source basics – what open source is all about and potential advantages of using open source solutions. Read More »

Climate Change & Human Health

The "Atlas of Health and Climate" is one of several publications and/or products generated by the unique collaboration between the meteorological and public health communities. Read More »


Data.Gov is the key 'open data' web site in the U.S.   It provides descriptions of the U.S. government's federal datasets, information about how to access these datasets, and tools that leverage the contents of the government datasets. Read More »

Designing Open Projects: Collaborating Across Boundries

Designing Open Projects: Lessons from Internet Pioneers, by David Witzel, IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2012. Read More »

DoD Open Technology Development Roadmap 2006

According to a 2006 report entitled "Open Technology Development: Roadmap Plan", even though the business model of purchasing physical goods and services has served DoD well in the past, it falls short when applied to software acquisition. Read More »

DoD Open Technology Development: Lessons Learned & Best Practices 2011

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Open Technology Development (OTD) process is an approach to software/system development in which developers in different military, federal, commercial and possibly public organizations can collaboratively develop and maintain software or a system in a decentralized fashion. OTD depends on open standards and interfaces, open source software and designs, collaborative and distributed online tools, and technological agility. This report documents best practices at all stages of the OTD process. Read More »