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India's 'Open Data' portal launched with 3500 datasets

Medha Basu | FutureGov Asia Pacific | August 13, 2013

Looking to promote transparent governance and innovation, India has officially inaugurated Data Portal India, a portal for the public to access and use datasets and applications provided by ministries and departments of the Government of India. Read More »

India's Open Source Drug Discovery Program Faces Lack Of Funding

Marcus Johnson | Bioresearch Online | April 7, 2014

India's Open Source Drug Discovery Program, or OSDD, ran out of funding last week, as the ministry of science and technology did not clear the cabinet note to extend the project's funding on time. OSDD was created in 2008 in an effort to develop new drugs to treat neglected diseases, including Tuberculosis, Malaria, and Leishmaniasis.

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Indian Companies opt for Open Source Softwares to cut costs

Jochelle Mendonca | The Economic Times | September 9, 2013

Indian enterprises are increasingly moving to open-source software, recognising the cost benefits and flexibility Read More »

Indian Healthcare Industry Prescribing A Dose Of Technology

Ayushman Baruah | InformationWeek | October 22, 2012

Max Healthcare which has been at the forefront of delivering healthcare services in Delhi-NCR has moved to an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system from their existing Hospital Information System (HIS). The group implemented an open source EHR system, WorldVistA, with the goals of minimizing the need for paper records, allowing order entry by the doctors in the system itself, and enabling easy access to patient records. The system was hosted on a private cloud and was interfaced with laboratory, radiology and pharmacy to allow real-time access to any patient record.

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Indian Hospitals Could Show U.S. Hospitals How To Save Money Without Cutting Quality

Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti | The Washington Post | November 1, 2013

No matter how the fight over Obamacare shakes out, the biggest challenge facing U.S. health care will remain reducing costs while improving quality of care and access for patients. The experience of a few innovative Indian hospitals may point the way forward. Read More »

Indian Pharma Industry Should Work For Inventing New Drugs, Dr Abdul Kalam

Peethaambaran Kunnathoor | Pharmabiz.com | December 7, 2012

The Indian pharmaceutical industry should turn their attention to invent new drugs from molecule levels and each manufacturing unit should try to become invention centres, opined Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India. Read More »

India’s ‘hackathon for women’ tries to solve issues with technology

Pankaj Maru | Tech In Asia | November 14, 2013

Most hackathons bring together software coders, techies or geeks to develop applications for specific tech platforms, software languages, or business areas. However this ‘hackathon for women’ organized by Grace Hopper India is quite unique. Read More »

Is GitHub Government’s Next Big Thing?

Luke Fretwell | FedScoop | June 6, 2012

With recent attempts from the White House to bring a more agile approach to government technology, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel’s “Shared First” initiative, released in December, coupled with the federal government’s new digital strategy, the door may slowly be opening to a more widespread public sector collaborative coding environment, such as the one provide by San Francisco-based startup GitHub.

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Is India A Low-Cost High-Quality Smartphone Market?

Rashi Varshney | Light Reading India | October 6, 2014

While smartphone penetration across the globe is booming, India seems to be emerging as a hot spot of low-cost-high-quality smartphones, with smartphone vendors rushing to the country in a big way to join the race. Most recently, Internet giant Google rolled out Android One phones in India- Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream UNO, priced at Rs 6,399...

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Is The Pharmaceutical Industry Doing Enough To Increase Access To Essential Medicines?

Charles Moore | Bio News Texas | April 8, 2014

A report in The Lancet Global Health journal, citing the World Health Organization’s World Medicines Situation, notes that despite progress in many countries, about a third of the world’s population still has no regular access to essential medicines, and says responsibility to resolve this problem lies with many, including the pharmaceutical industry.

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Join The Movement : Open Source Drug Discovery

Priyank Trivedi | CoolAge | December 25, 2012

OSDD or Open Source Drug Discovery is a community of students, scientists, researchers, academicians, institutions, corporations and anyone who is committed to discovery of drugs in an open source mode. [...] Read More »

June OSEHRA Summit to Address Global Open Health IT Issues as well as the Future of VistA, eHMP and the VA's Veteran's Centric Strategy

The 2016 OSEHRA Summit to be held June 27-29 is sixty days away, and we are very excited about the way it has come together...We will open the Summit on Monday afternoon with the Global Open Health Informatics Workshop. There we will hear about the progress of many programs, including those in India, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Slovenia and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This workshop will also address technical issues supporting global deployment of open source EHRs.

Looking for Usability Volunteers for Non-Profit Hospital in Rural India Building an EMR

Staff | Interaction Design Association | February 14, 2012

A leading non-profit healthcare organization in rural India, JSS (http://www.jssbilaspur.org/), is building an open-source health information system and is in need of a few energetic, talented volunteers. In a catchment area of about 300,000, JSS operates a multi-nodal hospital, three remote village sub-centers, and an extensive public health outreach program with 104 community health workers.

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Malaria Investigation Takes Leader to New Territory

Staff Writer | HealthCanal.com | July 30, 2012

A leading molecular biologist from the University of Melbourne has been awarded the Dorothea Sandars Churchill Fellowship for his work on parasitic diseases...As part of his Fellowship Dr Ralph will travel to India, visiting Delhi, Lucknow and Pune to meet parasite biologists, medicinal chemists and computational scientists. Together they will use Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) a data and ideas sharing platform. Read More »

Max Healthcare is 1st hospital in India to receive 'Stage 6' recognition from HIMSS

As reported in Business Wire India and IT News Online, Max Healthcare has become the first hospital in India and only the sixth in Asia to achieve “Stage 6” on the EMR adoption model from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), indicating that a significant portion of patient records are now electronic with minimal usage of paper charts. They rely heavily on the use of open source health IT solutions, e.g. VistA, Mirth.
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