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8 Benefits Of Agile Software Development

Adam Zolyak | Segue Technologies | April 12, 2013

In my previous post [...] I discussed a number of benefits to using an agile process to manage software development projects. In this post, I’d like to expand upon these benefits and illustrate why they are compelling reasons to consider Agile. Read More »

9 Rules for the Proper Care and Feeding of Communities and Carnivorous Plants

In 2016, I adopted my first carnivorous plants, a Venus Fly Trap and a Pitcher Plant, which my Facebook friends named Gordon and Bananarama, respectively. I quickly discovered that the health of Gordon and Bananarama was closely connected to the environment I provided as much as to their ability to catch the occasional bug and get energy from the sun. In this article, I'll pull from my experience working with open source communities—and a few months of experience keeping Gordon and Bananarama alive—to explain how caring for carnivorous plants is much like caring for a community...

9 Ways Health IT – Beyond EHRs – Helps Patients

Kristine Martin Anderson | Government Health IT | December 12, 2011

Even among very knowledgeable people, the concept of health information technology is often equated with its most familiar element, “electronic health records.” Adoption of electronic health records are a critical first step to realizing the transformational power of Health IT – but getting out of paper enables even greater HIT capabilities. Read More »

A Call To Policy Makers: Open Source Is Where Innovation Is Happening

The impact of technology on society and the economy continues to excite and challenge all of us. Policy makers are no exception. Their objective—writ large—is to put in place policies that encourage the development and deployment of beneficial technologies in order to drive growth, prosperity, and the general welfare of their citizens. Where should policy makers focus? The best place is where the future is happening. In other words, the best place is where innovation is happening...

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A Chat with CommonWell’s Executive Director: Interoperability’s Next Steps, Data Blocking, and Epic

Rajiv Leventhal | Healthcare Informatics | July 12, 2016

It’s been a little over three years since the CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry trade group made up of many of the largest electronic health record (EHR) systems vendors and other health IT companies, formed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference with the goal to greatly enhance health data exchange. And, it’s been a little over a year since the Alliance tapped Jitin Asnaani as its founding executive director...

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A Community of Practice Is More Than a Website

Steve Radick | OpenSource.com | November 10, 2011

Over the last year or so, the term communities of practice has entered the social media buzzword lexicon along with virtual collaboration, engagement, platforms, and Enterprise 2.0. Senior leaders want to establish them, new employees are being told to join them, and middle managers are being told to support them, but what, exactly are they? Read More »

A Crowd-Sourced Public Transportation Map for Managua

Felix Delattre | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | January 7, 2016

There is no map for the 42 bus lines in Metropolitan Managua, capital of Nicaragua, where 80% of the 2 million inhabitants that are dependent on buses to commute to work or school. But engaged citizens used Free Technology and the power of collaboration to create the first digital public transportation map. Now they seek support to print it. The public transportation network has grown over the years in Managua, capital of one of the poorest countries on the American continent...

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A Deeper Look at the Financial Impact of Cyber Attacks

Emily Mossburg | Financial Executives International Daily | December 15, 2015

As large-scale instances of data theft — including theft of credit card records and personally identifiable information (PII) — are becoming more frequent, corporate executives and financial leaders are giving greater attention to the “cost” of cyber breaches. Are they looking at the breach, which typically categorizes data theft, or are they addressing “cost” as it relates to the entirety of the impact of a cyber incident to the enterprise?

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A Free, Open Resource to Solve Our Third World Problems

Corruption, poverty, war, hunger, healthcare, education, safety. These are only a few of the problems faced by people in developing countries. Many of these problems are caused by exclusion, fear, intimidation, broken infrastructure, and lack of money, resources, access to information, and tools. These are hard problems to solve but, as Theodore Roosevelt said: "Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty." At the core of open source are communities. Communities of like-minded individuals, working together, openly and freely sharing ideas and solutions for the benefit of others...

A Gathering Of Africa’s Tech Hubs: AfriLab Gathering At Re:publica Berlin

Loren Treisman | Indigo Trust | May 28, 2013

The definite highlight of attending Re:publica was the gathering of African Tech Hubs taking place there, organised by AfriLabs.  Having recently appointed a new Director Tayo Akinyemi, their role is to strengthen collaboration between Africa’s tech hubs [...]. Read More »

A Guide to Building Trust in Teams and Organizations

My travels globally have given me a feeling for how best to work in many different contexts—like Latin America, West Africa, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, to name a few. And I've found that I can more easily adapt my work style in these countries if I focus on something that plays a role in all of them: trust. In The Open Organization, Jim Whitehurst mentions that accountability and meritocracy are both central components of open organizations. Trust is linked to both of those concepts. But the truth, I've found, is that many people don't have the information they need to determine whether they can trust a person or not. They need data, along with a system to evaluate that data and make decisions...

A New Pothole on the Health Interoperability Superhighway

Adrian Gropper | The Health Care Blog | August 15, 2017

On July 24, the new administration kicked off their version of interoperability work with a public meeting of the incumbent trust brokers. They invited the usual suspects Carequality, CARIN Alliance, CommonWell, Digital Bridge, DirectTrust, eHealth Exchange, NATE, and SHIEC with the goal of driving for an understanding of how these groups will work with each other to solve information blocking and longitudinal health records as mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act...

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AACR Project GENIE Publicly Releases Large Cancer Genomic Data Set

Press Release | American Association for Cancer Research | January 5, 2017

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) today announced the first public release of cancer genomic data aggregated through its initiative known as AACR Project Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange (GENIE). The data set includes nearly 19,000 de-identified genomic records collected from patients who were treated at eight international institutions, making it among the largest fully public cancer genomic data sets released to date...

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Accountability Goes Both Ways

Back in 1999, when eZ Systems was founded, it became one of the first organizations to pioneer an open source business model. Years later, in 2009, a Community Board was put in place to govern and grow the community—and to implement a system of accountability that incorporated the commercial entity and the community surrounding it. I'm now Chair of that board. And as Community Manager at eZ Systems, I want to share some of my views on the relationship between the company and the board, in light of one core value of The Open Organization: accountability...

Acquia Launches Digital Alliance To Provide Technology Ecosystem For Creating Next-Generation, Integrated Digital Experiences

Press Release | Acquia | October 22, 2013

Acquia, where great digital experiences begin, today launched its Digital Alliance program, bringing together digital marketing and infrastructure technology companies that provide a full range of digital skills and applications that build upon and integrate with the Acquia open cloud platform... Read More »