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Help Us Integrate GitLab and the Open Science Framework

For years, the benefits of open source code development have been self-evident to the software development community: Transparency leads to collaboration, and collaboration leads to better and more secure code. The scientific community is just starting to understand these benefits. The growing open science movement is using these same lessons to make the scientific process more transparent, so that research findings will be more reproducible. In order to realize the benefits of open science, we must use a wide set of research tools to enable transparency, which will lead to increased discoverability, reuse, and collaboration...

Here’s The One Thing Someone Needs To Invent Before The Internet Of Things Can Take Off

Christopher Mims | Quartz | December 17, 2013

As Quartz has already reported, the Internet of Things is already here, and in the not too distant future it will replace the web. Many enabling technologies have arrived which will make the internet of things ubiquitous, and thanks to smartphones, the public is finally ready to accept that it will become impossible to escape from the internet’s all-seeing eye. Read More »

HHS Announces the Move Health Data Forward Phase 3 Challenge Winners

Press Release | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) | May 31, 2017

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the interoperable flow of health information, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the Phase 3 – and final – winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. The multi-phase challenge focused on the development of applications allowing individuals to share their personal health information safely and securely with their health care providers, family members or other caregivers...

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HIMSS Unwraps Tools To Measure HIT Value, Success

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | July 16, 2013

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society today announced the release of a new online collection of data – both quantitative and qualitative – designed to help providers, lawmakers and other stakeholders research the value of health information technology. Read More »

HIT Think Why Interoperability Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Steve Meurer | Health Data Management | May 16, 2017

We hear the same thing from the health IT community every year: We’re committed to enabling seamless health data sharing. It’s the industry’s perennial commitment that electronic health records (EHRs) will soon share patient data across different platforms to ensure coordinated, high-quality care. Walls will come down in the name of better patient outcomes. Unfortunately, none of this is going to happen any time soon. In fact, I predict our industry’s struggle with interoperability will get worse before it gets better...

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Hospital Execs Forecast Higher IT Spending

Rene Letourneau | HealthLeaders Media | April 30, 2013

Admissions will shift significantly from the inpatient to the outpatient setting in 2013 as providers transition to new care delivery models, says a Premier healthcare alliance survey. It also indicates that hospitals will make their biggest capital investments this year in information technology. Read More »

How the Right Data Analytics Diminish Administrative Burden on Clinicians

Megan Wood | Becker's Health IT & CIO Review | March 30, 2017

Data flooding the healthcare industry has the potential to completely revolutionize patient care and drive improved health outcomes. Yet when left inadequately structured or under-automated, the deluge of data is one contributing factor to administrative burden — a pervasive issue affecting clinicians across most specialties. Eighty percent of physicians today are professionally overextended or at capacity, leaving them with no time to see additional patients, according to the 2016 Physicians Foundation survey...

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How The Soul Of Open Source Is Saving Time, Money — And Lives — In Health Care

Rich Roth | VentureBeat | June 19, 2013

The advancements in medicine over the last 50 years are remarkable. Diseases once thought of as terminal are now curable. [...] Our nation’s health care system, however, has not kept pace with modern medicine. Read More »

HPC Research Custer Get Red Hat OpenStack Private Cloud

Anthony Adshead | Computer Weekly | January 14, 2016

EMedLab, a partnership of seven research and academic institutions, has built a private cloud 5.5PB high-performance computing (HPC) cluster with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack using Cinder block storage and IBM’s Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS) parallel file system. The organisation rejected use of object storage – an emerging choice for very large capacity research data use cases – and also rejected use of the public cloud because of concerns over control and security of data...

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i2b2 Foundation and tranSMART Foundation Merge to Become the i2b2 tranSMART Foundation

Press Release | The i2b2 tranSMART Foundation | May 25, 2017

The tranSMART and i2b2 foundations today announce the completion of their merger to become the i2b2 tranSMART Foundation. The new organization is a global non-profit open-source foundation facilitating the further development of precision medicine and bringing it to practice. The mission of the i2b2 tranSMART Foundation is to enable effective collaboration for precision medicine through the sharing, integration, standardization, and analysis of heterogeneous data from healthcare and research; through engagement and mobilization of a life sciences focused open-source, open-data community...

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IMS MAXIMS customer Taunton and Somerset FT Named as Global Digital Exemplar by UK Government

Press Release | IMS MAXIMS | September 7, 2016

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (FT), customer of pioneering company IMS MAXIMS, has been named by Government as one of 12 Global Digital Exemplars in the NHS. The trust will receive up to £10 million of funding over the next two years to pioneer digital excellence and share best practice. Recognised for its digital maturity and innovative digital health initiatives, the trust, which runs Musgrove Park Hospital, will be given the financial backing and support to fast track its plans to become world class in its digital deployments; using technology to help staff achieve higher efficiencies, enable better organisational workflows and deliver better patient care...

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Interoperability Hurdles Impede ACOs

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | January 20, 2016

For accountable care organizations, a lack of interoperability between their health information technology systems and those of providers outside their ACO is the No. 1 challenge they face, cited by 79% of respondents to a survey of 68 ACOs by group purchaser and performance-improvement company Premier and health IT collaborative eHealth Initiative...

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Is EHR data blocking really as bad as ONC claims?

Diana Manos | Healthcare IT News | June 13, 2016

Consensus that EHR vendors and profit-hungry hospitals are intentionally making it hard for patients and others to access date is based on evidence – much of it put forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT – that is largely anecdotal. Center for Medical Interoperability vice president Kerry McDermott says data blocking is a systemic issue because information sharing is a new practice in healthcare...

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Joint EHR Costs Skyrocketed To $28 Billion, DoD Says

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 11, 2013

Physicians spending a paltry twenty or thirty thousand dollars on their EHR implementations can take comfort in the fact that they don’t have to foot the bill for the recently abandoned joint VA-DoD EHR system, which would have cost the taxpayers $28 billion, according to Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisitions. Read More »

Key Organizations Come Together in Support of Patient-Centered and Interoperable Health IT

Press Release | National Association for Trusted Exchange | May 3, 2016

The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) and CommonWell Health Alliance® today announced that each would become a member of the other’s organization. They have agreed to establish a mutual synergistic and complementary relationship with the goal of enhancing cross-vendor interoperability to better assure provider and patient access to health data regardless of where care occurs. NATE is a not-for-profit membership association focused on enabling trusted exchange among organizations and individuals with differing regulatory environments and exchange preferences...

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