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Africa’s First Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor Launched in Malawi

Press Release | UNICEF | June 29, 2017

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF today launched an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. The corridor is the first in Africa and one of the first globally with a focus on humanitarian and development use. It is centred on Kasungu Aerodrome, in central Malawi, with a 40km radius (80km diameter) and is designed to provide a controlled platform for the private sector, universities and other partners to explore how UAVs can be used to help deliver services that will benefit communities...

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After Ten Years Of Publishing, What’s Next For PLOS?

David Knutson | PLOS.org | January 24, 2013

At our ten year mark as a publisher of Open Access journals, PLOS announces a year-long series of events to recognize and advance the innovations brought about through the adoption of Open Access publishing. These activities will target both the scientific  community and the public at large. Read More »

AMA Adopts Principles to Promote Safe, Effective mHealth Applications

Press Release | American Medical Association (AMA) | November 16, 2016

The American Medical Association (AMA) believes mobile health applications (mHealth apps) and devices that promote safe and effective patient care have the potential to be integrated into everyday practice. During the AMA Interim Meeting, physicians voted to approve a list of principles to guide coverage and payment policies supporting the use of mHealth apps and associated devices that are accurate, effective, safe and secure...

Amazon hires openFDA trailblazer Kass-Hout for healthcare project: report

Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotech | March 19, 2018

Amazon has hired former FDA chief health informatics officer Taha Kass-Hout, M.D., CNBC reports. Kass-Hout led the groundbreaking openFDA initiative and rehabilitated the reputation of the FDA’s IT department during his three years at the agency. Details of what Kass-Hout will do at Amazon are scarce....during his time at the FDA, Kass-Hout lead the precisionFDA program that established a collaborative, open approach to genomic testing references. Across the initiatives, Kass-Hout deployed approaches that were established in tech circles but alien to the FDA prior to his arrival. Open-source projects that embraced the cloud, shared their code on GitHub and invited programmers to hackathons became commonplace.

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AMGA Defines High-Performing Health Systems

Diana Manos | Healthcare IT News | October 4, 2012

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) announced Thursday its definition of high-performing health systems. Leaders of the trade association said they issued the definition to educate legislators and the public about the need for meaningful change to improve patient care. Read More »

Amid adoption Inroads, Texas Looks To Statewide HIT

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 10, 2013

When the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) last studied the state’s health IT landscape in 2009, there was fairly broad consensus about the potential benefits of IT, “but provider adoption rates accelerated slowly and many communities lacked the unified visions needed to create and sustain the infrastructure to share records between organizations' [...]. Read More »

An Example Of Open Source Drug Discovery

Matthew Todd | Intermolecular | July 14, 2013

“Open Source Drug Discovery? How does that work?” I am asked this quite a lot. There are some principles and core practices that are involved, embodied in the Six Laws, but those are quite hifalutin. Let me give a practical example. Read More »

An Open Data Guidebook For City Departments

mhead | phillymdoblog.wordpress.com | February 26, 2013

In April of 2012, Mayor Michael Nutter formalized the City’s open data and government transparency efforts with the signing of Executive Order 1-12. A key component of the Mayor’s order was the creation of an Open Data Working Group... Read More »

An Open Platform Revolutionises Biomedical-Image Processing

Press Release | Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | August 31, 2012

Ignacio Arganda, a young researcher from San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid) working for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the driving forces behind Fiji, an open source platform that allows for application sharing as a way of improving biomedical-image processing. Read More »

An Open Source Approach To Solving The Farm To Table Problem In North Carolina

Margaret Gifford and John Whitehead | OpenSource.com | April 28, 2014

For many people spring means a return to the bounty of fresh, local food from farmers markets. But for the one in five people in North Carolina who are facing hunger, that bounty is not an option. This was the challenge that we—a high-tech marketer and an engineer recently relocated from Silicon Valley—set out to solve in 2009. [...] Read More »

An Open Source Vision

Geraint Lewis | Health Service Journal (HSJ) | April 12, 2012

A campaign is attempting to bring VistA, an open source IT system, to the NHS. Why should you consider it? Read More »

Announcing The Challenges For The 2013 International Space Apps Challenge

Nick Skytland | open.NASA | March 18, 2013

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions. Today, we are announcing the challenges for this years event! Read More »

Apervita Nets $18 Million in Series A Funding to Democratize Health Analytics

Press Release | Apervita, Inc. | January 7, 2015

Apervita, Inc., formerly known as Pervasive Health, Inc., the first health analytics marketplace, today announced it has completed an $18 million Series A round of funding. The capital will support its goal of empowering enterprises across the globe to transform health knowledge and data into computable insight, addressing healthcare's most pressing challenges. With this funding, Apervita will accelerate the development of its platform, giving health professionals access to thousands of analytics at a fraction of the time and cost of today’s proprietary analytics solutions...

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Apple, Microsoft, VMware: Everyone's Building Open-Source Software

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | August 29, 2012

In the opening keynote at LinuxCon, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin observed that open source is now key to how all companies use to develop software—and yes he meant Apple, Microsoft, and VMware as well.
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Arduino Creator Explains Why Open Source Matters In Hardware, Too

Jon Brodkin | Ars Technica | October 14, 2013

Most of the technology world is familiar with open source software and the reasons why, in some eyes, it's more appealing than proprietary software. When software's source code is available for anyone to inspect, it can be examined for security flaws, altered to suit user wishes, or used as the basis for a new product. Read More »