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MapBox Continues To Innovate, Improve With OpenStreetMap

Staff Writer | Directions Magazine | June 9, 2013

MapBox has a straightforward business model: take a good, open source solution; mix in open data and make a better map. It uses OpenStreetMap as a foundation to build open source mapping services that companies like Foursquare and USA Today find very appealing. Read More »

Mick Ebeling Interview - Open Source Tech & Changing Healthcare

Staff Writer | TYTInterviews | June 19, 2013

Mick Ebeling is an executive producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. You may recognize him from his TED Talk for the EyeWriter (http://bit.ly/eFHK1b) a collaborative DIY project that "unlocked" TEMPT One, a well-known L.A. graffiti artist who was rendered unable to move, breathe or speak after being diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative nerve disease. Read More »

Microsoft TechDays 2014 Showcases Work With Open Source Technologies

Frederic Aatz | Openness@Microsoft | March 4, 2014

Microsoft TechDays 2014, the largest annual tech event in France dedicated to developers, IT professionals and business leaders, recently brought together 19,000 attendees with 60,000 online participants for three packed days of sessions. Read More »

Mobile Location Sharing Web Startup “Oh Hey World” Goes Open Source To Enable Anyone To Bring Location Sharing To Their Community

Press Release | Oh Hey World, Inc. | February 26, 2014

An open source solution for community builders to help their respective community members connect in person. Read More »

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 Solutions For Public Health Case Reporting and COVID-19

The United States is continuing its slow emergence from a nation-wide shut down imposed to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Most states have started to reopen, with bars, restaurants, and many workplaces starting to fill. As people begin to spend more time together again, it is critically important that public health agencies do everything they can to help prevent further spread of the infection and continue to monitor the level of infection within the population. Data is an important tool that public health has to understand what is going on in the country. Years of limited government investment and neglect of current systems has limited public health's ability to meet the challenges of managing both localized outbreaks and pandemics.

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