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India Adopts A Comprehensive Open Source Policy

The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open standards for procurement. As we've seen in other regions, the adoption of such policies often brings out concerns from some quarters who want to spread 'fear and doubt' about the policy. So, what are the facts about the policy, and how does it fit into India's broader economic development strategy? Read More »

Inside The Struggle For Electronic Health Record Interoperability

Greg Otto | FedScoop | August 20, 2014

Over the past few months, stories have popped up chronicling doctors’, clinicians’ or other health care providers’ headaches moving to and/or accessing EHRs. The chorus of complaints has led the Senate Appropriations Committee to submit language in a draft bill that calls for a report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on what “the challenges and barriers” are to EHR interoperability.” Read More »

Integrated Health Record Tests DoD's Agile Acquisition Aspirations

Jared Serbu | FederalNewsRadio.com | August 31, 2012

A year later, Dr. Barclay Butler was appointed to direct the Interagency Program Office (IPO) that will coordinate DoD and VA's activities. And he's come to the conclusion that development of the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) just isn't compatible with the traditional DoD acquisition system.
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Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | April 22, 2013

The Defense Department's current approach to achieving health record interoperability with the Veterans Affairs Department is "manifestly inconsistent" with White House directives to adopt and use open data standards, according to a memo from the Pentagon's top systems evaluator. Read More »

Interview with Simon Phipps-Patent Trolls and Open Document Format

Gordon Haff interview with OSI's Simon Phipps conducted on July 31st. Phipps talks recent US software patent case decisions and why they're so significant as well as the recent UK government decision about open document formats. Who are the winners and the losers? Read More »

Leeds and Ripple Pick Lockheed Martin to Help Build Open Source Digital Care Record

David Bicknell | Government Computing | June 14, 2016

Leeds City Council and the local Ripple community health initiative have picked Lockheed Martin to help them deliver aspects of an open source IT development to build an integrated digital care record platform. Ripple, which is funded by the NHS Tech Fund and hosted by Leeds City Council on behalf of the NHS Integration Pioneers, is building an open source integrated health and care platform that allows frontline staff to access the most up to date and joined up care information about an individual, helping drive better and safer care...

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Microsoft Eyes Hybrid Open Source Approach to Public Sector Work

Neil Merrett | Government Computing | October 24, 2016

Microsoft is increasingly looking at a hybrid approach that takes advantage of both proprietary enterprise IT and open source technologies for public sector projects to better meet the needs of customers in a multi-platform technology environment. Michael Wignall, national technology officer at Microsoft UK, said that despite being a company long associated with proprietary software and technology changing user needs had facilitated a switch towards providing solutions that offer at least some open source components in the area of Android devices and other platforms...

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Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce Issue Joint Statement Making Commitment to Open Source Healthcare Interoperability

Josh Mandel | Microsoft Industry Blog | August 13, 2018

Interoperability is an overlapping set of technical and policy challenges, from data access to common data models to information exchange to workflow integration – and these challenges often pose a barrier to healthcare innovation. Microsoft has been engaged for many years on developing best practices for interoperability across industries. Today, as health IT community leaders get together at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in Washington, DC, we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft has joined with Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce in support of healthcare interoperability...

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Ministry of ICT and NITA Uganda Urge on Adoption of Open Source Software

Nathan Ernest Olupot | PC Tech | August 22, 2016

Ministry of ICT and NITA Uganda Urge on Adoption of Open Source Software
Increased awareness, integration and adoption of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Uganda, both by government and the private sector is key to improved service delivery by government, reduced cost of public service deliver as well as improve competitiveness of Uganda’s ICT and ICT Enabled Services (ITES), Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, Uganda’s ICT and National Guidance Minister has said...

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MIT Hackathon Tackles HIV, CHF, Parkinson’s With Open-Source Technology

Neil Versel | MobiHealthNews | February 13, 2013

It seems counterintuitive for those who proudly wear the “hacker” label to seek ways to work with established industry players rather than being disruptive in a healthcare sector badly in need of radical change, but that was what happened at Health and Wellness Innovation 2013, the recently concluded 11-day event better known as MIT Media Lab’s Health and Wellness Hackathon. Read More »

New Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds to Drive Industry Adoption of Open Source and Open Standards in IoT

Press Release | Eclipse IoT Working Group | April 27, 2017

NHS Technology – Being Open To Open Source

Staff Writer | PublicService.co.uk | August 7, 2013

For three years Wayne Parslow, vice president of Harris Healthcare EMEA, has called for the NHS to embrace open source technology. Now NHS England is promoting the benefits of moving in this direction but Parslow warns that we must walk before we try to run Read More »

O'Reilly Report Explores Open Solutions to Health IT

Although many programmers and public interest advocates come to the concepts of free software, standards, open data, and transparent institutions out of idealism, modern businesses and governments are being driven to these same solutions out of the practical need to meet high expectations with diminishing resources. The ways in which the health care field has been incrementally adopting these paths are the subject of a new report, written by me and released by O'Reilly Media, called The Information Technology Fix for Health: Barriers and Pathways to the Use of Information Technology for Better Health Care. Read More »

OMB Okays VA, DoD iEHR Data-Sharing Plan

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | July 15, 2013

During a July 10 joint hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Armed Services Committees, VA and Defense Department officials laid out plans to continue pursuing two separate electronic health record solutions with the ability to interoperate in the "near term." Read More »

Open Chemistry Project Upholds Mission of Unorganization, The Blue Obelisk

Chemistry is not the most open field of scientific endeavor; in fact, as I began working more in the area (coming from a background in physics), I was surprised with the norms in the field. As a PhD student way back in 2003, I simply wanted to draw a 3D molecular structure on my operating system of choice (Linux), and be able to save an image for a paper/poster discussing my research. This proved to be nearly impossible, and in 2005 a group of like-minded researchers got together at a meeting of the American Chemical Society and formed an unorganization: The Blue Obelisk (named after their meeting place in San Diego)...