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Pursuing Adoption of Free and Open Source Software in Governments

Free and open source software creates a natural — and even necessary — fit with government. I joined a panel this past weekend at the Free Software Foundation conference LibrePlanet on this topic and have covered it previously in a journal article and talk. Our panel focused on barriers to its adoption and steps that free software advocates could take to reach out to government agencies. Read More »

Robot-Like Machines Helped People With Spinal Injuries Regain Function

Richard Harris | NPR | August 11, 2016

Scientists with the international scientific collaboration known as the "Walk Again Project" use noninvasive brain-machine interfaces in their efforts to reawaken damaged fibers in the spinal cord. Researchers in Brazil who are trying to help people with spine injuries gain mobility have made a surprising discovery: Injured people doing brain training while interacting with robot-like machines were able to regain some sensation and movement...

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SciELO Announces Open Access eBook Collection From Brazil

Sue Polanka | No Shelf Required | March 15, 2013

Last Fall, I wrote about the SciELO ebook collection for Open Access Week. I just received this official press release announcing the collection of 300 open access ebooks from Brazil. The press release is also available in Espanol and Portugues. Read More »

South American SciELO Open Access Site

Richard Van Noorden | Nature.com | October 22, 2013

Researchers and publishers are gathering this week in São Paulo, Brazil, to celebrate a quietly subversive open-access publishing project. The occasion: the 15th anniversary of SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) Read More »

Telefonica Vivo Welcomes LG Fireweb in Brazil; Company’s First Firefox OS Smartphone

Sam Lehman | HNGN | October 23, 2013

LG has unveiled its first Firefox-powered smartphone called the "Fireweb," which was launched in Brazil under Telefonica Vivo's network Tuesday, followed by other parts of Latin America.

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The World Cup's Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

Clayton Aldern | The Atlantic | June 4, 2014

It’s rare for scientists to physically showcase their own work in public settings. But that's how science advances...

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Think!EHR Platform Showcased at Hospitalar, One of the Largest Medical and Hospital Exhibitions in South America

Press Release | Marand | May 16, 2016

Marand will be showcasing its leading Think!EHR PlatformTM at the Booth Rua K / 98. Meet us there to find out how our “Integrate. Open. Innovate.” approach is being used to build truly postmodern EHRs in South America, too...With Think!EHR PlatformTM, our clients are capable of creating postmodern EHRs—modular clinical information systems which are open and agile, where they’re free to introduce, renew or replace any apps they might require to support their clinical needs, be it on premise or in the cloud, while at the same time integrating all devices, and connecting patients and doctors in ways unobstructed by rigid and costly architectures of monolithic, closed EHR systems.

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Tips for Non-Native English Speakers Working on Open Source Projects

The primary language of most open source projects is English, but open source users and contributors span the globe. Non-native speakers face many communication and cultural challenges when participating in the ecosystem. In this article, we will share challenges, how to overcome them, and best practices for easing onboarding of non-native speakers, as non-native English speakers and contributors to OpenStack. We are based in Japan, Brazil, and China, and work daily with the huge OpenStack community that is spread around the world. The official language of OpenStack is English, which means we communicate daily as non-native speakers...

Unleashing The Power Of Data And Technology To Rebalance The World

Caroline Anstey | The Atlantic | November 19, 2012

Developing countries have moved from being the site of development initiatives to the transmitter of development innovation. Read More »

What Is The Future Of The Library? Bright When Digital!

Mercedes Bunz | Hybrid Publishing Lab | August 8, 2013

To sum it up: while all those libraries define their role quite differently, one thing is certain: digital technology is getting more and more important. This is what their plans are... Read More »

What The U.S. Can Learn From India And Brazil About Preventive Health Care

Nidhi Sahni and Michael Myers | Harvard Business Review | November 14, 2014

American media companies, automakers, clothing retailers, and other industries have for decades looked abroad to find ideas and innovations they can adapt for the US market. But in one of America’s largest, fastest growing, and sometimes most confounding sectors — healthcare — the situation is different...

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Why Most Brazilian Women Get C-Sections

Olga Khazan | The Atlantic | April 14, 2014

In many parts of the world, women are having more Cesarean sections than medically necessary. Recent abuses of pregnant women in Brazil have sparked a small, vocal movement of activists who want mothers to have more say in the delivery room. Read More »

World Wide Web Founder Supports Brazil's "Internet Constitution"

Angelica Mari | ZD Net | March 25, 2014

The founder of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for Brazil's first set of internet governance rules to be passed "without further delay or amendment."  The Marco Civil da Internet, dubbed Brazil's "Internet Constitution", is due to be voted this week and the creator of the Web, who had previously voiced opinions about aspects of the Bill, released a statement of support.

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MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 19, 2015 (All day) - August 23, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Frei Caneca Convention Center São Paulo
Brazil

MEDINFO is the premier international health and biomedical informatics event. MEDINFO 2015 is hosted by SBIS (Brazilian Health Informatics Association) on behalf of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and will take place in the city of Sao Paulo from the 19th to 23rd August 2015. Under the theme “eHealth-enabled Health”, the world leaders in this field will gather in Brazil to share knowledge and analyze how eHealth and Biomedical Informatics are contributing to address some of the most challenging problems in health care, public health, consumer health and biomedical research. Researchers, clinicians, technologists and managers are invited to contribute and share experiences on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve patient safety, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centered care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine and improve education and skills in health informatics.

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