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A Primer on the Open Source Movement from a Health Care Perspective

Open source, in myriad forms, has emerged as a significant development model that drives both innovation and technological dispersion. Ignore it at your peril, as did the major computer companies destroyed or totally remade by Linux and free software, or encyclopedia publishers by Wikipedia, or journalists and marketers by social media. The term "open source" was associated first with free software, but it goes far beyond software now. People around the world use open hardware, demand open government, share open data, and--yes--pursue open health. The field of health, in particular, will be transformed by open source principles in software, in research, in consultations and telemedicine, and in the various forms of data sharing all these processes call for.

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Achieve Internet, Achieve Health & Pillsbury Co-Host Panel Event With Healthcare IT Industry Experts

Press Release | Achieve Internet, Achieve Health, Pillsbury Law | June 12, 2014

Achieve Internet & Achieve Health will co-host a free executive breakfast on June 18th at 7:30AM with International Law firm Pillsbury in San Diego CA on How Open Source Software can benefit the Healthcare Technology sector...

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Cloudera Demos Open Source Precision Medicine and Healthcare Enterprise Data Hub at HIMSS16

Press Release | Cloudera | February 25, 2016

As the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 theme implies -- “transforming health through IT” -- healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on taking advantage of big data to personalize the patient experience and improve clinical outcomes. Cloudera’s commitment to this effort was exemplified this morning, when the company annunced its contributions to President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). By implementing Cloudera Enterprise, healthcare organizations are better equipped to deliver precision medicine with a modern data platform that facilitates information sharing across silos while remaining HIPAA-compliant...

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CMS To Invest $5+ Billion a Year in Open Source and Cloud-based IT Infrastructure for Medicaid

After more than 40 years of relying on monolithic mainframe platforms to administer its services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has embraced a new modular, open and agile approach to Medicaid health information technology for the Federal government and States. In many ways, this is the best of what open source advocates and technology innovators could have hoped for when it comes to open source policy from a government agency. According to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS, the agency will spend more than $5 billion a year to fund this transformation.

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DataStax And Databricks Stack Bricks Of Data

Adrian Bridgwater | Open Source Insider | May 8, 2014

Apache Cassandra company DataStax is snuggling up with Databricks.  The partnership is designed to deliver open source code back to the Apache Spark and Apache Cassandra communities to ensure that developers always have the best tools...

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New NHS database will succeed with open source and agile, says supplier

Derek du Preez | Computerworld UK | January 17, 2013

The success of the NHS’ new national database, dubbed SPINE 2, will be down to the use of open source technologies and agile development techniques, according to its supplier BJSS. The original SPINE database was core to the previous government’s failed National Programme for IT (NPfIT). Read More »

Open Source For America (OSFA) asks Administration to “Free the Code”

Press Release | Open Source for America | July 19, 2012

Open Source for America (OSFA)...today launched a petition to “Free the Code,” in an effort to encourage the government to release custom-developed, taxpayer-funded software as open source by default. “Free the Code is an initiative to start a national conversation on taxpayer investments in software and information technology,” said John Scott, president of Selection Pressure, LLC and co-chair of Open Source for America's steering committee... Read More »

Open Source Leads The Way Into The Cloud

Arsalan Farooq | Computerworld | August 29, 2012

Virtualization is now a well-established technology in enterprise computing. And in virtualization, VMware is the established leader. But virtualization has begat cloud computing and now the field of play in cloud computing is far more open thanks to open source technologies. Read More »

Oroville Hospital's CEO To Reveal Key EHR Success Factors At OSEHRA Conference

Press Release | Oroville Hospital | August 30, 2013

Robert Wentz, President and CEO of Oroville Hospital, will be addressing the Plenary Session of the 2nd Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) conference in Bethesda, MD, on September 5th. Wentz will discuss the key factors behind the hospital's successful self-implementation of the open source VistA EHR for less than $13 million in total and less than $7 million for the EHR component. Read More »

Prepare For Change! This Is Not Your Father’s Database Industry

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | June 27, 2013

Incumbent database vendors aren’t exactly struggling to make ends meet, but the smart ones know that resting on their laurels might get them there someday. That’s because open source technologies like NoSQL and Hadoop are coming after their business. Read More »

Prometheus Research Announces $1M in Expanded Funding From Public and Private Sectors, Sees Broader Applications for Their Integrated Registry Platform

Press Release | Prometheus Research | May 11, 2015

Prometheus Research announced today they have received nearly $1M in additional support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and health-focused private philanthropies for their work developing open-source integrated registry software and related clinical research informatics data standards. Building on the success of their Phase I SBIR award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), two new NIH awards provide significant additional funding for enhancing Prometheus' Research Exchange Database (RexDB®) platform with features required in interventional research. 

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Roberts-Hoffman Neuron EHR Achieves ONC Certification

Roberts-Hoffman Software EHR has achieved 2011/2012 COMPLETE Inpatient  EHR ONC-ATCB Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting providers with Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Neuron Electronic Health Record was certified on May 3, 2012 under ICSA Labs’ ONC-ATCB Electronic Health Record program and is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Read More »

Ushahidi Working to Open "Social-Good" Data

Most software produces data, and many data owners are currently working out how to release their data publicly as part of a wider “data for good” movement that includes groups like the Engine Room, NGOs, private individuals, communities, and companies. Ushahidi users are no exception to this, and we’ve been working hard to provide ways to access and release their datasets and on the issues and considerations needed to do that... Read More »

Achieve Intenet, Achieve Health & Pillsbury Co-Host Panel Event With Healthcare IT Industry Experts

Event Details
Type: 
Open Source Event
Date: 
June 18, 2014 - 7:30am - 9:30am
Location: 
Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman offices
12255 El Camino Real Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
United States

Achieve Internet & Achieve Health will co-host a free executive breakfast on June 18th at 7:30AM with International Law firm Pillsbury in San Diego CA on How Open Source Software can benefit the Healthcare Technology sector...

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OSCON Europe 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 26, 2015 (All day) - October 28, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Amsterdam
Netherlands

OSCON in Amsterdam celebrates, defines, and demonstrates the best that open source has to offer. From small businesses to the enterprise, open source is the first choice for engineers around the world. OSCON has informed and educated IT professionals about the use of open source in real-world situations for nearly two decades. With open source in nearly everything, software engineers, operations teams, and developers need OSCON more than ever. At OSCON, you'll learn from the combined experience of the open source community—yesterday's pioneers and today's innovators. Get insights and strategies for the best use of open source tools and technologies, as well as exposure to the full stack, in all possible configurations. Test-drive technologies and discover ideas that you can take back to test in your workplace. Come to OSCON to explore and solve critical, real-world issues around these tracks...

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