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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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Healthcare Must Open Its Eyes To Open Source

Benjamin Harris | Future Care | July 3, 2013

Recently I attended a product demonstration at my local Apple store where we were presented with an iPad-based EHR solution. There were lots of oohs and aahs as the demonstrator did a fictional patient visit, recorded the symptoms and automatically generated a bill [...]. Read More »

Here’s The One Thing Someone Needs To Invent Before The Internet Of Things Can Take Off

Christopher Mims | Quartz | December 17, 2013

As Quartz has already reported, the Internet of Things is already here, and in the not too distant future it will replace the web. Many enabling technologies have arrived which will make the internet of things ubiquitous, and thanks to smartphones, the public is finally ready to accept that it will become impossible to escape from the internet’s all-seeing eye. Read More »

HHS Launches Cash Contest for Innovative FHIR Apps

Press Release | Department of Health and Human Services | March 1, 2016

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced today a three-part strategy to spur the development of market-ready, user-friendly software applications (apps) for consumers and health care providers...The strategy includes two software app challenges with award prizes totaling $175,000 each: one focused on consumer use and one focused on provider use. Additionally, a competitive funding opportunity of up to $275,000 will support the development of an open resource to make it easier for developers to publish their apps and for providers to discover and compare them...

HIMSS13: A Fork in the Road - How Patients & Payment Are Forcing 'Open' Health IT

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | iHealthBeat | March 11, 2013

This year feels like a fork in the road at HIMSS13, with disruptive forces of patients, digital health, mobility and open standards driving innovation and renewed energy at the annual conference...Without transparency (in health IT and health finance) and data liquidity, bending the cost curve will continue to elude the U.S. health system. At the recently concluded annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in New Orleans, 34,696 got to experience a yin and yang vibe that embodies the disruption that the health care IT industry is undergoing. That is, the full-on face-off between developers of health IT that have been long-closed to data liquidity and those vendors innovating on open standards and cloud-based platforms. Read More »

HL7 FHIR Foundation Collaborates with Google Cloud Platform to Support FHIR Community

Press Release | Health Level Seven International (HL7), | February 19, 2017

Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced that the HL7 FHIR Foundation is now working with Google to support HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and the FHIR community using Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform plans to work with the HL7 FHIR Foundation to advance the health data interoperability efforts of both organizations by providing the underlying cloud technology for the HL7 FHIR developer community. This collaboration will provide the FHIR community with resources to learn, create and accelerate real life FHIR implementations...

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HL7 Launches Joint Argonaut Project to Advance FHIR

Press Release | Health Level Seven International (HL7) | December 4, 2014

Leading Health IT industry vendors and providers collaborate with HL7 to accelerate development and adoption of FHIR Read More »

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 »

How the DOD's choice of EHR will impact providers

Heather Caspi | HelthcareDIVE | February 19, 2015

As the Department of Defense prepares to select a new electronic health record system, some are advocating that it go with an open-source solution—not just to benefit of the DOD but to use the $11-billion program to benefit the healthcare industry at large.

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HP Plans Open Source Offer For NHS

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | December 5, 2013

Hewlett Packard is planning to provide a full electronic patient record system on the open source framework being developed by NHS England. Read More »

Hyping the Hyperledger with Blockchain Boffin Brian Behlendorf

Phil Fersht | Enterprise Irregulars | August 25, 2017

HfS’ Saurabh Gupta recently caught up with Brian Behlendorf (see bio), the Executive Director of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation. Brian was a primary developer of the Apache Web Server – the most popular web server on the internet...Two decades after developing the Apache HTTP server that played a key role in giving us the internet and the web, Brian is reimagining our world again with blockchain. We discussed a range of topics around the reality and practicality of blockchain for enterprises along with the one wish that he wants to come true...

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IBM Embraces OpenStack For Cloud Offerings

Matthew Broersma | TechWeekEurope | March 5, 2013

At its Pulse conference in Las Vegas IBM announced it will shift all its future cloud products to code based on open standards and open source Read More »

ICT Strategy Promises To Save Millions

Linda Davidson | eHealth Insider | March 30, 2011

A new strategy, which the government says will save millions that are currently wasted on public sector ICT, was published by the Cabinet Office today. Read More »

IEEE Standards Association And W3C “Open Future Series” Champions More Collaborative, Interconnected Future During SXSW 2013

Press Release | IEEE, IEEE Standards Association | February 14, 2013

Global technology and open web standards development leaders unite to explore current and long-term implications of technologies like Augmented Reality, social robotics, and self-hacking... Read More »

iEHR Aims To Be Agile And Open

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | October 22, 2012

Agile techniques have gained importance as the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments try to quickly launch the integrated electronic health record, or iEHR. With more than 100 scrum teams working at once, it's a lot to coordinate, said Barclay Butler, director of the DoD-VA interagency program office. Read More »