Software as a Service (SaaS)

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10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Alex Williams | TechCrunch | April 7, 2013

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent. Read More »

A Definition of Cloud Computing (and How Healthcare Can Best Use It)

Shahid Shah | Med City News | December 25, 2011

A few years ago NIST came up with the first drafts of the seminal definitions of Cloud Computing; they ended up setting the stage for communicating complex technical concepts and helping making ’Cloud’ a household name. After 15 drafts, the 16th and final definition was published as The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST Special Publication 800-145) in September. Read More »

A Manifesto on Interoperability in Health Care IT

Stephanie Losee | Forbes | March 29, 2012

I’ve just completed a seven-week road show – my second cross-country trip in a year – visiting with health care professionals trying to make the world more healthful and connected through the use of technology. And after all those meetings I can tell you unequivocally that the vast majority of health care information technology challenges in the U.S. are the result of illogical or short-sighted business choices, not the technology challenges themselves...

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A New Era Of Application Services At Puppet Labs

Chris Price | Puppet Labs | April 11, 2014

Recently at Puppet Labs, we’ve been putting a lot of thought into how to make our server-side applications faster, smarter, and more modular. Today, we’re excited to give you a sneak peek into the future of some of this work.

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Are Client Server EHR Holding Back Healthcare?

John Lynn | EMR & HIPAA | December 19, 2014

The number one topic of debate on this blog has definitely been Client Server EHR versus SaaS EHR...No doubt both sides have a case to make and we’ll see both in healthcare for a long time to come...

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BlueEHS, the Electronic Health Solution, now available on Amazon AWS Market place

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | May 28, 2015

H Healthcare (ZH), a leading provider of Health IT solutions, announced today that it is releasing BlueEHS, the Electronic Health Solution, on the Amazon AWS platform as an Amazon Machine Image for the benefit of all AWS users worldwide. ZH Healthcare is the developer of BlueEHS, a first of its kind, Freemium, SaaS, Electronic Health Solution (EHS). BlueEHS offers a customizable Electronic Health Records (EHR) with an integrated practice management system (PMS), e-Rx, lab interfaces, a telemedicine-enabled comprehensive patient portal, and more.

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Cloud-based Vendors Giving Health IT A Boost

Xavier E. Martinez | Power Your Practice | October 16, 2013

According to a recent Black Book Rankings report, 17% of physician practices are considering switching EHR vendors by January 2014. So, it should come as no surprise that many are looking for health IT vendors with a fresh approach to fulfilling physician software needs. Read More »

Creating Affordable Solutions with Open Source Tools

Open source is often the heart of many civic technology solutions because using open source leverages the minds of many. Small web solution providers, in particular, often turn to open source as a way to deliver services without having to reinvent the wheel. I recently found out about Digital Deployment, a civic web solution provider in Sacramento, that leverages open source, and so I asked them to share their story with me. I chatted on the phone with Chief Operating Officer Sloane Dell'Orto and Lead Software Engineer Dennis Stevense...

Do I Need to Provide Access to Source Code Under the AGPLv3 License?

The GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPLv3) is a copyleft license nearly identical to the GPLv3. Both licenses have the same copyleft scope, but materially differ in one important way. The AGPLv3's Section 13 states an additional condition not present in GPLv2 or GPLv3: "Notwithstanding any other provision of this License, if you modify the Program, your modified version must prominently offer all users interacting with it remotely through a computer network (if your version supports such interaction) an opportunity to receive the Corresponding Source of your version by providing access to the Corresponding Source from a network server at no charge, through some standard or customary means of facilitating copying of software"...

Epic Challenge: What The Emergence Of An EMR Giant Means For The Future Of Healthcare Innovation

David Shaywitz | Forbes | June 9, 2012

Medicine has been notoriously slow to embrace the electronic medical record (EMR), but, spurred by tax incentives and the prospect of cost and outcomes accountability, the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) is finally catching on. Read More »

ForgeRock Releases Breakthrough Identity Bridge For Cloud Service Providers

Press Release | ForgeRock | July 30, 2013

Service providers can now synchronize cloud and traditional enterprise identity infrastructures and accelerate cloud adoption with the ForgeRock identity bridge, a new customizable on-premises software appliance Read More »

ForgeRock Summit At French Chateau Draws International Identity Experts, Analysts And Community

Press Release | ForgeRock | August 14, 2013

ForgeRock, the leading commercial open source provider of identity and access management (IAM) security solutions, will hold its first European Open Identity Stack Summit, October 14-16 at Domaine de Béhoust in the Yvelines region of France, near Paris. Read More »

How Do Cloud-Based EHRs Address Common Implementation Woes?

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | August 29, 2013

After spending thousands of dollars on an EHR system, computers, IT infrastructure, installation, and staff training, most providers hope that they never have to go through the EHR implementation process again. [...] Read More »

How Open Source Start-Ups Can Get Funding (And Go Viral)

Chris Nerney | ITworld | June 19, 2013

Need funding for your open source start-up? Venture capitalist, Salil Deshpande, says build something that leaks up through the floorboard, then support it Read More »

Ignoring the Obvious: Major Health IT Organizations Put Aside Patients

Andy Oram | EMR & HIPAA | November 18, 2016

Frustrated stories from patients as well as health care providers repeatedly underline the importance of making a seismic shift in the storage and control of patient data. The current system leads to inaccessible records, patients who reach nursing homes or other treatment centers without information crucial to their care, excess radiation from repeated tests, massive data breaches that compromise thousands of patients at a time, and–most notably for quality–patients excluded from planning their own care.

A simple solution became available over the past 25 years with the widespread adoption of the Web, and has been rendered even easier by modern Software as a Service (SaaS): storing the entire record over the patient’s lifetime with the patient....

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