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Beyond HIT Interoperability: Open Platforms are the Key

Open platforms in health IT are inevitable. Exactly when OPEN becomes health IT’s de facto reality is impossible to determine. But we can be certain that it will happen because healthcare businesses focused on quality improvement and cost-effective care will demand it Read More »

Did Facebook Miss A Massive Opportunity By Building A Walled Garden Instead Of A Truly Open Platform?

Matthew Ingram | GigaOM | July 24, 2013

When Facebook launched its platform strategy in 2007, it seemed as though the social network wanted to create a kind of social operating system anyone could use and build on — but the reality has turned out to be something very different. Read More »

Discussion Flows At YourTurn Sessions

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | February 25, 2014

New this year at the 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, YourTurn has a democratic spirit. It's a collaborative series of free-flowing 45-minute forums where hosts and attendees are on equal footing: How the conversation unspools is left entirely to how the audience directs it. Read More »

Health IT Innovation? Not Without Open Platforms

The issue here is closed platforms, which enable most EHR vendors to position themselves as the single source of innovation. They also create dependent customers and glacial progress in two parallel areas of innovation—evidence-based medicine and information technology.  No one company can keep up with the natural pace of advancement in either realm, let alone both. Read More »

Health IT Vendors Hiding the Onions from Interop and Open Platforms

Many existing vendors recognize the need to move open standards, open data and open interfaces (APIs) but while some are moving in the right direction, they are not there yet Others drag their feet knowing their current success relies on existing proprietary solutions, customer lock and their pseudo-ownership of customer data. Getting to the tipping point at which open platforms can really take off is going to require new players challenging the status quo and a willingness from the health and care community to help them successfully engage.

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How Open-Source Software is Flexing its Power

Chris Latterell | Sand Hill | March 12, 2013

Is there a connection between open-source and delivering value in the “connected economy?” Definitely, says Chris Latterell, VP of marketing at software engineering company Open-Xchange. Like his company’s flagship product, OX App Suite, open source is people centric and responsive. In this interview he discusses game-changing open-source trends. Read More »

Humetrix Demonstrates DIRECT and Mobile Enabled Provider-to-Patient EHR Exchange for Interoperability with the Cerner EHR at Health 2.0 Fall Conference

Press Release | Humetrix | October 1, 2017

At the Health 2.0 Fall Conference Humetrix will demo its suite of apps; iBlueButton, SOS QR, and Tensio at booth #308. On October 3, Humetrix and Cerner will participate in a session entitled “Breaking Down the Silos” taking place at 11:20 a.m. During the session, Humetrix will demo the award-winning mobile health platform, iBlueButton, which enables patients to immediately receive, at any point of care, their summary health record from any federally certified EHR system using the DIRECT secure messaging protocol.

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Is Cloud Faxing the Solution to the Health IT Usability and Interoperability Crisis?

The Healthcare industry is in profound crisis as the HITECH Act of 2009 led medical facilities across the United States to spend in excess of $3 trillion on the purchase and implementation of expensive electronic health records (EHRs) under the Meaningful Use program. Yet, the most fundamental goals of electronic records Nirvana that were promised have not been achieved. For multiple reasons, EHRs have turned out to lack usability and be non-interoperable. In fact, most monopoly EHR vendors are engaged in what is commonly called “data blocking.” In most cases physicians are unable to obtain medical records for the patients they are seeing and patients have a hard time getting a hold of their own medical records. That means that the medical records are not available at the most important moment, the caregiver/patient encounter, and are not available to the patients themselves and their family members.

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Take Two 'Medtech' Apps & Call Me In The Morning

Adrian Bridgwater | Open Source Insider | January 7, 2015

Your technology term of the day is "medtech".  Obviously not too hard to work out, medtech (possibly sometimes 'meditech' or 'medetech') is the slightly less than fluid portmanteau of 'medicine' and 'technology' coming together...

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Why the Healthcare Industry Is Hacking Graphics Technology to Power Machine Intelligence

Raja Koduri | Computer Business Review | May 5, 2017

Artificial intelligence has attracted significant attention recently, and yet many of the most popular examples we’ve seen demonstrating its potential benefits have been esoteric proof-of-concepts, such as mastering chess or finding cat videos on the internet. While these developments have helped pave the way for further breakthroughs, they’ve also left many people asking where the tangible benefits are and what the era of machine intelligence really means to the real world...

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