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College Students Tackle PTSD at First DC Hackathon

More than 50 college students from across the world gathered this previous weekend at HackDC 2015, the first Hackathon dedicated to crowdsourcing innovative ways to address the serious problem of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by creating mobile applications and solutions. The event, which started on Friday, went through Sunday afternoon. Held at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center in the Annandale Campus of the Northern Virginia Community Colleges (NVCC), HackDC 2015 provided the participants with access to food, sleeping facilities, and showers so that they could work straight through the weekend. 

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Lost in the Signal

I finally got around to reading Bryan Caplan's The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money. In it, Dr. Caplan, an economics professor at George Mason University and self-avowed libertarian, argues that, aside from basic literacy and numeracy, our educational system serves less to educate and more as a way to signal to employers who might make good employees. Oh, boy did this book make me think about our healthcare system.Dr. Caplan's views on economic signaling are by no means out of the mainstream, although his application of it to education may be. Think of it this way:

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OSEHRA 2016 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 27, 2016 (All day) - June 29, 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Bethesda, MD
United States

Looking to gain expertise in both public and private sector open source health IT?  Want to collaborate on global state-of-the-art solutions for electronic health records, and population health tool development? Need access to domestic and international market opportunities?  Then OSEHRA’s 5th annual Open Source Summit, held just outside of Washington, DC from June 27-29, 2016, is the place for you. Nearly 400 industry leaders, federal and state government officials, academics, clinicians, developers, and researchers participated in the 2015 OSEHRA Open Source Summit—with representation from the United States, Canada, India, Jordan, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Do not miss your opportunity to join them this year!

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35th VistA Community Meeting

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 11, 2017 - 8:00am - August 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

The VistA community will be gathering at George Mason University Center for Discovery Science and Health Informatics, for the 35th VistA Community Meeting (VCM). The goal of VistA Community Meetings is for those involved in the VistA Community to network & collaborate, i.e., to share ideas and work, with the objective of moving VistA & the VistA community forward.

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