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Open Data for Development Camp Amsterdam 2012

Malou van Nieuwkoop | 1% News | July 26, 2012

On the 29th of June the Open Data for Development camp 2012 took place in Amsterdam. This meeting followed up on the Open Data for Development Camp in Nairobi (27 & 28 June). In Nairobi, presentations and discussions focussed on local and international perspectives on Open Data and Development... Read More »

Open Door Policy: MS Open Tech’s Gianugo Rabellino On Managing Open Source Projects At Microsoft

Tara Grumm | Openness@Microsoft | January 13, 2014

Gianugo Rabellino is the Senior Director of Open Source Communities at [MS Open Tech] a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation that is focused on advancing Microsoft’s commitment to openness across the company and throughout the industry. With more than 20 years experience in the open source community, [...] Gianugo chatted with us about his perspective on openness at Microsoft, and what it’s like being an integral part of MS Open Tech. Read More »

Open source and open standards needed in Britain's public sector says UK govt's Digital Director

Matthew Finnegan | ComputerWorldUK | January 17, 2013

Public sector organisations need to quicken adoption of open source and open standards software in order to meet government aims for digitising services, Cabinet Office Director for Digital Mike Bracken has said.
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Open source EHR platform tailored to treat Ebola patients

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | August 23, 2017

An open-source electronic health record system developed to treat Ebola patients during the recent epidemic in West Africa is being touted as a potential solution for clinical data collection in highly infectious environments and resource-constrained healthcare settings. Implemented two years ago at Save the Children International’s Kerry Town Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, the EHR leverages a Java-based web application called OpenMRS that enables the design of a customized medical records system with no programming.

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Open Source Enlightenment Needed to End 'Dark Ages' of Health IT

Tony Shannon | Digital Health | January 11, 2017

Your article - "Whatever happened to Open Source in 2016?" highlights the brief vogue that open source recently enjoyed in the NHS – 2014-15 – and now seems to have lost. It raises some good questions and important issues, though I sense some broader perspective may be worth adding here. It’s worth remembering that healthcare is a well-established science – the first medical school established in the 9th century.  While information technology is still a young science – the first MSc in software engineering dates from 1979...

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Open Source Tears Down Walled Gardens to Connect 'Internet of Everything'

Jim Zemlin | Linux.com | December 10, 2013

The numbers are staggering. Gartner predicts that the 'Internet of Everything' or the 'Internet of Things' -- autonomous communication between a wide range of everyday devices, objects and applications – will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020. Read More »

Open Source To Be Big Tech Fund 2 Winner (UK)

Jon Hoeksma | eHealth Insider | January 25, 2015

Open source projects will likely be the stand-out winners of NHS England’s tech fund 2 awards, EHI News has learned. Projects based on use of open source clinical software are expected to be largely spared the axe that has been wielded on other projects, after an estimated £90 million was slashed from the £240 million Integrated Digital Care Technology Fund according to EHI News sources.

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Open Standards Due In Autumn

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | October 29, 2012

The public consultation on open standards for government IT is with ministers for consideration and the outcome is likely to be published this Autumn. Read More »

Open Up To Open Standards

V. Sridhar | The Hindu Business Line | April 11, 2013

As we foray in to 2013 and beyond, we see the emergence of everything open (open source, open standards, open courses, open data, open innovation and open spectrum)...While the verdict is yet to be out, there is already a widespread acceptance from the industry on the following openness. Read More »

OpenClinica – A Leading Innovative Open Source Clinical Trials Solution

One of the top choices of Open Health News (OHNews) readers looking for information on 'open source' eHealth solutions in 2012 was Ophttp://www.openhealthnews.com/content/openclinicaenClinica.  OpenClinica has positioned itself as one of the world's leading open source clinical trials software for electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM).  OpenClinica was first released in 2005. OpenClinica has been successfully used in thousands of clinical trials across some very diverse settings in over 100 countries. It has been used in studies involving 10 to 100,000 patients and in dozens of regulatory submissions for all phases of clinical trials. The OpenClinica Community now consists of over 15,000 members world-wide. Read More »

Opening Up the FDA

The President's Executive Order on Open Government Data states, "Government information shall be managed as an asset throughout its life cycle to promote interoperability and openness, and, wherever possible and legally permissible, to ensure that data are released to the public in ways that make the data easy to find, accessible, and usable." Interestingly, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which includes the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), has a tradition of expansive disclosure of information and/or data it generates or collects – contrary to current practices at the FDA. Hopefully, changes being made to 'open up' the FDA will start to accelerate. Read More »

OpenMRS Releases 2016 Annual Report - Shows Explosive Growth of Open Source EHR

Press Release | OpenMRS | March 23, 2017

OpenMRS®, a free and open source health IT software platform built by volunteers around the world, is marking the start of its second decade by releasing its second annual report, for 2016. The document highlights the achievements of the open source community in the past year, improvements to the OpenMRS software, and lays out the strategic goals for 2017. For over 10 years, people around the world have leveraged OpenMRS to improve health status and achieve health equity through the use of health information technology. OpenMRS is a global leader in open technologies and open standards in healthcare...

OpenStack Based eMedLab Enables Cloud-based High Performance Computing for Medical Research

Staff Writer | Scientific Computing World | December 17, 2015

eMedLab, a partnership of seven leading bioinformatics research and academic institutions, is using a new private cloud, HPC environment and big data system to support the efforts of hundreds of researchers studying cancers, cardio-vascular and rare diseases. The research focuses on understanding the causes of these diseases and how a person’s genetics may influence their predisposition to the disease and potential treatment responses...

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Oracle Won’t Block Open Source In The Public Sector

Ed Boyajian | Tech Week Europe | January 24, 2014

Last year, Oracle flamed out in its attempt to stall the adoption of open source technology by the US Department of Defense (DoD) when a  White Paper surfaced, in which Oracle warns the DoD about the dangers of hidden costs and inefficiency of open source software, and tries to explain the proper handling of such technology. Read More »

OS Wars: Three Alternatives To iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Tony Crammond | The Full Signal | July 23, 2013

The smartphone world appears to be all but divided up. You’re either an Android user, a follower of Apple’s iOS, or loyal to the mighty Microsoft and its Windows Phone 8 platform. But there are alternatives out there... Read More »