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My Year Of Living Open Source

Sam Muirhead | CNN | June 5, 2013

Sam Muirhead is a videographer who for one year is abandoning proprietary products and instead using and producing open source materials. Read More »

NASA Launches Next Space Apps Challenge

Elena Malykhena | InformationWeek | April 15, 2013

International competition brings together developers from around the world to create software, hardware and visualization tools for space exploration missions. Read More »

NASA Space Apps Challenge Lands At The iSchool

Hailey Temple | School of Information Studies Syracuse University | April 22, 2013

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) and its New Explorations in Information and Science (NEXIS) lab sponsored the NASA Space Apps Challenge last weekend, where students used their collaborative skills and passion for technology exploration to create open-source solutions that address issues both on Earth and in space. Read More »

NASA Wants You To Hack Space (And Life On Earth)

Luke Fretwell | FedScoop | March 21, 2013

NASA announced the launch of its second International Space Apps Challenge featuring 50 space exploration related challenges that range from building applications to designing visualizations based on NASA data. Read More »

Navy Medicine CIO: We Are Communicating With VA On EHR Efforts

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | June 14, 2013

The CIO for Navy Medicine insisted this week that the Department of Defense is maintaining open communication lines with the Department of Veterans Affairs on electronic health record efforts. Read More »

Nominations Open For "Open Source For America" Awards

Press Release | Open Source for America (OSFA) | February 20, 2013

Open Source for America (OSFA), an organization of technology industry leaders, non-government associations, and academic and research institutions promoting the use of open source technologies in the U.S. Federal Government, today announced the opening of its nomination period for its annual OSFA awards.

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Obama and Biden Blast EHR Vendors for Data Blocking

As they are winding their terms in office, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden dropped a stink bomb on the health IT industry. Speaking at different events on Friday, January 9th, the President and Vice President both criticized proprietary electronic health record (EHR) vendors as the primary obstacle to the success of their administration’s health care strategy. This is the highest level acknowledgment so far of the serious impact that “lock-in” EHR software vendors are having on America’s medical infrastructure and the ability of physicians to provide medical care.

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Open Health News Continues To Grow-Visitors Cross the 375,000 Mark

We have been very busy lately and did not have time this year to write a recap of major events related to our news web site. Well, a bit late, we start here with a review of our traffic figures. Traffic to the website continues to grow and we are now approaching 20,000 unique visitors per month. As the table shows below, the total number of unique visitors since we launched the site nearly four years ago has surpassed 375,000 and the total number of Page Views has broken the 8 million mark.

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Open Source 'Mix Up' For Tech Fund 2 [United Kingdom]

Sam Sachdeva | eHealth Insider | May 19, 2014

The prospectus for the second round of what is now the 'ntegrated Digital Care Fund' includes a focus on open source solutions, and lists 11 open source suppliers that it is encouraging applicants to use...

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Open Source Focus For UK's 'Tech Fund 2'

Sam Sachdeva | E Health Insider | May 15, 2014

A focus on open source solutions in the second round of the technology fund has been welcomed by suppliers, who say they expect significant interest from trusts.  Applications have opened for the second round of what is now called the Integrated Digital Care Fund, with a ‘prospectus’ released yesterday outlining details for the £240m of funding...

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Open Source Survey Launched

Sam Sachdeva | eHealth Insider | July 28, 2014

The second edition of a survey about open source within the NHS will help to measure how attitudes towards its use are changing following NHS England initiatives, its creator has said.  The survey is being conducted by John Pyle, an open source consultant for NHS England, as part of his MSc thesis at the University of Leeds...

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Open-Access Method Toolbox Software

Press Release | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. | March 20, 2013

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. has released the Method Toolbox, the newest addition to its Open Solutions family of open-access software. Method Toolbox is purification method scouting software that assists with method optimization to increase the productivity of pharmaceutical laboratories and contract research organizations. Read More »

OSEHRA 2014 Summit Shows the Future for Open Source EHR's— US Government IT Procurement

The recent 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Healthcare IT, held September 3-5 in Bethesda, MD, was a huge success and clearly marks a watershed moment for open source health information technology (HIT), as well as a transformation in the way that US government agencies procure technology. The Summit featured more than 120 speakers addressing 90 separate sessions over three days. According to Seong K. Mun, President and CEO of OSEHRA, “this Summit demonstrated solid growth in both the depth and breadth of the OSEHRA Community.” Read More »

OSEHRA 2017: Open Source Becomes Mainstream in the Healthcare Industry

One of the most exciting things about the OSEHRA 2017 Open Source Summit was to see so many leading edge open source health IT solutions, and to hear reports of the major strides they are making around the world. Our very own Editor-in-Chief, Roger A. Maduro gave a presentation on the state of open health IT. The room was absolutely packed, with standing room only. Maduro started his presentation by pointing out that during the recent HIMSS17 conference in Orlando, Florida, more than half of of the 300 sessions of the conference were based on open source solutions such as FHIR, Blockchain, Interoperability and the open/modular IT strategy being followed by Medicaid.

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OSEHRA Community Undertakes Long-Elusive Alignment of VistA Code Base

Press Release | OSEHRA | November 25, 2014

The first Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) VistA Code Alignment Workshop was held in Oakland, California, November 19-21, 2014. An unprecedented effort, the workshop brought together 27 principal developers of VistA from government and private organizations dedicated to open source solutions for the challenges facing healthcare. The primary objective of the workshop was to achieve compatibility among contributed code within the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), the EHR software used at approximately 2,500 facilities worldwide. “A VistA code base with a common community-aligned platform will allow an unimpeded exchange of innovations and reduce duplicitous developments among users and developers,” said Dr. Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA. Read More »