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White House Officials: To Manage the Government, Open Its Data

Jack Corrigan | Next Gov | September 26, 2017

White House officials see standardizing federal data as a crucial step to making government more effective and efficient. Opening that data to the public could also spur economic growth, they said. “Open data is not just a transparency exercise,” said acting Federal Chief Information Officer Margie Graves. “It really is integral to the management of government itself. Everybody recognizes that this is the platform on which we have to build our house”...

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A Global Alliance for Genomic Data Sharing & Standards

Travis Korte | IEEE Spectrum | August 5, 2013

In June, a group of 70 hospitals, research institutes, and technology companies from 40 countries formed the Global Alliance (pdf), a consortium to promote open standards and best practices for organizations producing, using, or sharing genomic and clinical data. Read More »

Can India Break the Pattern and Do Open Source Right?

The government of India has recently announced a big push into open source as a part of its Digital Initiative. For a country of more than a billion people and thousands of government organizations, I see this as a long overdue move that will hopefully boost the faltering free and open source software communities in India... Read More »

Can Open Source EHRs Offer a New Path for Health IT Usability?

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | March 28, 2017

In an article published in JMIR Medical Informatics, researchers from the University of California-Davis decided to explore the small but intriguing world of open source EHRs, which may fit very neatly into the growing interest in application programming interfaces, FHIR, and other open data standards that encourage customized mix-and-match health IT development without the historical pitfalls of proprietary systems. Using data from 2014, the researchers identified 54 open source projects that met the HHS definition of an electronic health record.  At the time, four of those packages had achieved Certified EHR Technology status from the ONC.

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CRITICAL Software to Exhibit with openEHR at the MEDINFO 2015

Press Release | CRITICAL Software | August 4, 2015

CRITICAL Software and the openEHR foundation will be jointly exhibiting at the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics: MEDINFO 2015. The premier international event will be hosted by SBIS (the Brazilian Health Informatics Association) on behalf of the IMIA (the International Medical Informatics Association).This year's theme is 'eHealth - enabled Health', and will attract industry world leaders to share knowledge on how eHealth and Biomedical Informatics are being used to address some of the most challenging problems we face in healthcare today.

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Developer Opportunities to Code for Good

As I was searching for open source projects that help learners with disabilities, such as blindness or dyslexia, I came across Bookshare. That led me to Bookshare's parent company, Benetech, a technology nonprofit based in Palo Alto, CA which focuses on empowering communities in need. Read more about Benetech in our interview with CEO Jim Fruchterman: Open source product development most effective when social. I reached out and spoke with Anh Bui, Vice President of Benetech Labs, Benetech's new product development arm that explores areas of social need by engaging with communities in the United States and beyond...

Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | April 22, 2013

The Defense Department's current approach to achieving health record interoperability with the Veterans Affairs Department is "manifestly inconsistent" with White House directives to adopt and use open data standards, according to a memo from the Pentagon's top systems evaluator. Read More »

Obama Administration Announces Key Actions to Accelerate Precision Medicine Initiative

Press Release | The White House | February 25, 2016

A year ago the President announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative to accelerate a new era of medicine that delivers the right treatment at the right time to the right person, taking into account individuals’ health history, genes, environments, and lifestyles. Precision medicine is already transforming the way diseases like cancer and mental health conditions are treated. Molecular testing for cancer patients lets physicians and patients select treatments that improve chances of survival and reduce adverse effects...

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OpenEHR's Marand takes part in MEDINFO 2015 Conference in São Paulo, Brazil

Press Release | Marand | August 17, 2015

Marand will be showcasing Think!EHR Platform™ at the openEHR booth at MEDINFO’15 in São Paulo, Brazil, from August 19-23, 2015. Also, Marand’s Borut Fabjan, Chief Architect and Samuel Frade will present a tutorial titled “OpenEHR Practical Approach: From Idea to Application” with prof. Ricardo Cruz-Correia, University of Porto.

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MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 19, 2015 (All day) - August 23, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Frei Caneca Convention Center São Paulo
Brazil

MEDINFO is the premier international health and biomedical informatics event. MEDINFO 2015 is hosted by SBIS (Brazilian Health Informatics Association) on behalf of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and will take place in the city of Sao Paulo from the 19th to 23rd August 2015. Under the theme “eHealth-enabled Health”, the world leaders in this field will gather in Brazil to share knowledge and analyze how eHealth and Biomedical Informatics are contributing to address some of the most challenging problems in health care, public health, consumer health and biomedical research. Researchers, clinicians, technologists and managers are invited to contribute and share experiences on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve patient safety, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centered care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine and improve education and skills in health informatics.

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