Open source initiatives

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A Case for Governments Developing Open Source Software

Being a hardcore developer who cares deeply about software, and having worked for local government for the past eight years, I have pondered this question often. On the one hand, a running philosophical theme is that programming is the new literacy, and because software permeates every aspect of our lives, programming amounts to expressing knowledge, just like writing does...software has become the best, most accurate (and sometimes only) expression of business knowledge that an organization possesses.The key point here entails a radical shift in attitude toward in-house development: rather than doing it as a last recourse, in-house development should be the first option to consider...

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Calling all Abstracts - 2018 OSEHRA Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | March 15, 2018

Plans for our 7th Annual Summit, The Open Road for Government Innovation, are well underway! This year's event will be held from July 18 - 20, 2018 and the Program Committee is looking forward to receiving an abundance of abstracts from the community. All are invited to participate and submit their proposals for presentation, poster, and/or roundtable discussion. All submissions are due no later than Friday, April 13, 2018.

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How Open Source Software Will Drive the Future of Auto Innovations

Ted Serbinski | Venture Beat | May 22, 2017

Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement their manufactured metal. As these companies become software-driven, open source will become a staple to drive innovation faster and more reliably. Today’s cloud is powered by open source software: 78 percent of businesses run open source software in some form. With the convergence of automobiles and the cloud (supporting autonomous systems and connectivity), it’s quite clear this open source paradigm that took over the cloud will take over the automobile...

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Leading Experts from Apex Data Solutions to Present at the 2016 OSEHRA Summit

Press Release | Apex Data Solutions | June 23, 2016

Apex Data Solutions, a pioneer and leader in enterprise architecture and interoperable platforms, point-of-service data capture, data management, and federation solutions, today announced its experts will be giving two presentations at the 2016 OSERHA Open Source Summit, taking place June 27th- 29th in Bethesda MD.  The first session, “Viva La VistA Revolution! - The Democratization of VistA and Progress toward an Interoperable Enterprise Architecture, will be led by Bob Calco (co-founder), Chief Architect & Lead Developer at Apex Data Solutions. The second session, “VistA js - “Data Federation in the VA Today,” will be given by Guy Esten...

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Open Source To Be Big Tech Fund 2 Winner (UK)

Jon Hoeksma | eHealth Insider | January 25, 2015

Open source projects will likely be the stand-out winners of NHS England’s tech fund 2 awards, EHI News has learned. Projects based on use of open source clinical software are expected to be largely spared the axe that has been wielded on other projects, after an estimated £90 million was slashed from the £240 million Integrated Digital Care Technology Fund according to EHI News sources.

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OSEHRA 2018 Open Source Summit Dates Announced

Press Release | OSEHRA | January 12, 2018

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that it will host its 7th Annual Open Source Summit: The Open Road for Government Innovation from Wednesday, July 18 through Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s three-day Summit will highlight open source initiatives across Federal and State agencies, and the increasing level of public-private partnership in major programs. Read More »

Round-Up: Open Source Technologies Are Key To The Growth Of Internet Of Things

Saroj Kar | Silicon Angle | January 5, 2015

Today, there are numerous products that allow the exchange of information on the Internet, but there is little real interoperability. Companies that make fact-based device platforms and proprietary applications may be stifling the creation of a complete ecosystem...

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Ubuntu 'Weaponised' to Cure NHS of Its Addiction to Microsoft Windows

Maxwell Cooter | The Register | June 30, 2017

A quiet revolution has been rumbling in Leeds, in the north of England. It may not seem revolutionary: a gathering of software developers is scarcely going to get people taking to the barricades in these uncertain times, but the results of this particular meetup could shape access to NHS PCs in the coming years...

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12th DoD/VA and Gov Health IT Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 31, 2017 (All day) - June 1, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Mary M. Gates Learning Center Alexandria, VA
United States

Held since 2011, DSI’s  Health IT Summits are a unique forum that allows for personnel from DoD, VA, Federal and State agencies to convene in one location along with leaders from Industry and Academia that support them. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve to better suit the needs of the patient, the role of information technology will continue to be an integral part in the efforts to link innovative IT solutions with advanced lines of communication to achieve a patient centered health system that focuses on enhancing delivery of healthcare. Although delivering military health care in an efficient and cost-effective manner is important, the goal is to first and foremost build a health care system focusing on improving the overall the health of the patient. In the efforts to support this health care system, tremendous strides have been made from multiple organizations ranging from the DoD, VA, Government Agencies, Private Industry, and Academia.

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OSEHRA 2018 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 18, 2018 (All day) - July 20, 2018 (All day)

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) will host its 7th Annual Open Source Summit: The Open Road for Government Innovation from Wednesday, July 18 through Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s three-day Summit will highlight open source initiatives across Federal and State agencies, and the increasing level of public-private partnership in major programs. It will also explore emerging hybrid proprietary/open source efforts such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) and how to optimize open source utilization and community involvement.

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