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The National Alliance for Medical Image Computing's All-Hands Meeting

Stephen Aylward | Kitware Blog | January 11, 2012

Several Kitwareans are attending the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing's (NA-MIC's) All-Hands Meeting in Salt Lake City. At this meeting, we are promoting Slicer 4.0.1, the open-source medical image analysis and visualization platform that we released with other NA-MIC developers last week. Read More »

The Need for Indoor Plumbing

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | November 12, 2010

when developing software through large-scale research programs, the current process is relatively ineffective and wasteful. Rather than creating usable tools for scientists and engineers, often what is created are shiny toys with little practical use. Instead, as one of our collaborators Russ Taylor at UNC so aptly put it, we could use a lot more basic "indoor plumbing" to complement our bleeding-edge zero-G toilets with the latest bells and whistles. Read More »

The New 'Open Imaging' Lung Cancer Research Site Goes Live

Give A Scan is the world's first people-powered, publicly available archive of images and clinical data on lung cancer patients and those at risk for the disease. All of the images and data have been donated by people who have been diagnosed and undergone treatment or screened in order to encourage more researchers to focus on lung cancer and to accelerate progress in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of this leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The new site is powered by Midas, Kitware’s open-source data management system. Read More »

The Road to a Career in Open Source and Science

My journey from bench scientist to open science software developer and how I develop better tools for open, reproducible scientific research. Read More »

The Unsung Heroes of Open Source

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | January 3, 2011

For many of us, the holiday season is a time to look back and savor meaningful experiences, and to look forward to the coming year. I also find it important to recognize the many people and organizations who enrich our lives. Read More »

The Visible Patient

Julien Jomier, Charles Marion, Pat Marion, Johan Moreau, and Luc Soler | Kitware Blog | April 20, 2012

Kitware is pleased to take part in the Visible Patient project, which provides an open-access virtual reality experience for users worldwide. The project is led by the Research Institute against Digestive Cancer (IRCAD) in Strasbourg, France and Kitware assisted through the development and release of three 3D mobile viewing applications for web, Android, and iPhone users.

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V&V As a Way of Life

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | November 1, 2011

For those of you who don't know, V&V in this context is about ensuring that a software system meets specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose. Validation addresses the question "Are we building the right thing?" and verification addresses the question "Are we building it right?" Read More »

VA To Invest Billions in Open Source Transition

The open source strategy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was the focus of the recent Open Source Think Tank Conference in Napa, California held April 12-14. This conference, sponsored by the Olliance Group and now on its 7th year, has become one of the premier open source gatherings in the world. Top IT leaders of the VA came to the conference to ask for the advice of the open source community in finalizing the VA's strategy for the future of its world-class electronic health record (EHR) system, VistA.

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VES: Development in Iterations

Pat Marion | Kitware Blog | October 21, 2011

My name Is Pat Marion; I’m an engineer at Kitware and part of the VES team. VES is the VTK OpenGL ES 2.0 Rendering Toolkit. We’ve already released a 0.0.2 version of KiwiViewer, the demonstration app for VES, on iPhone and iPad, available in the App store. We have a lot of things coming soon, including KiwiViewer for the Android market and new demos to show at VisWeek 2011. Here's a sneak peak at one of the demos... Read More »

Why the KDE Project Switched to CMake – and How (continued)

Alexander Neundorf | LWN.net | June 21, 2006

KDE developer Alexander Neundorf explains the background for the move away from the traditional "autotools"

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Yes, I Still Write Code

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | February 8, 2011

Let me start by admitting to an open secret: I still write code. If you are like many people whom I share this secret with, you're probably thinking that's a crazy thing to do. Well I'm not going to argue the point, after all the business folks talk at length about the role of a CEO and management, and believe me it does not include writing software. Read More »

OSEHRA 2013 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
September 4, 2013 (All day) - September 6, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Bethesda, MD
United States

The 2nd Annual OSEHRA Summit & Workshop will be held September 4-6, 2013, in N. Bethesda, Maryland. OSEHRA Summit 2013 will include pre-conference tutorials on Open Source Software and Agile Software development concepts, technology and certification practices, followed by two days of  Plenary Sessions and Educational Workshops keynoted by industry, academic and governmental leaders. The Summit is not just for the open source VistA community, but to everyone interested in learning more about Open Source and Agile Software development and furthering the convergence of emerging business models, Health Informatics, DoD/VA integrated Electronic Health Records (iEHR), public-private health information exchange, and more.

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28th VistA Community Meeting

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
January 17, 2014 - 8:00am - January 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location: 
UC Davis School of Medicine Sacramento, CA 95817
United States

Former VA CIO Roger Baker and Oroville Hospital CEO Robert Wentz will be addressing the 28th Vista Community Meeting (VCM) in Sacramento, CA in what promises to be one most important conferences of the VistA community to date. The conference, which takes place January 17-19 at the UC Davis School of Medicine campus in Sacramento, CA will feature a stellar cast of Health IT leaders. In addition to Baker and Wentz, conference speakers include Dr. Seong Ki Mun, Chairman of OSEHRA, Howard Hays, CIO of the Indian Health Service (IHS), Theresa Cullen, Chief Medial Informatics Officer (CMIO) of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Stephen Oxley, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Central Regional Hospital in North Carolina, and Denise LeFevre, CIO of Oroville Hospital.

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Sixth Hackathon On Rare Diseases - SUNY Albany April 12th

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
April 12, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
SUNY Albany, Humanities Building-HU 109
United States

The Sixth Hackathon for Rare Diseases will take place on Saturday April 12th at the State University of New York at Albany.  This is a follow up of the Fifth Hackathon for Rare Diseases that took place on February 22nd. The goal of the Hackathon is to  continue implementing the prototype of a web-based platform for facilitating the information management of members of the Rare Diseases community. A first pass at the prototype is currently available here in Github, under the Apache 2.0 License.

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OSEHRA 2017 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 13, 2017 (All day) - June 16, 2017 (All day)

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that registration for its 2017 Open Source Summit: Succeeding with the New Federal Open Source Policy, to be held June 13-15 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, is now available.  DSS, Inc., a leading health IT corporation and active participant in the OSEHRA community, will be returning as Conference Sponsor.“Our Summit continues to be a unique community forum for open source activities, and a great example of public-private partnership,” said Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA.