Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

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4 Open Source Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces

Peer-to-peer marketplaces have been booming, and PwC predicts the market will go from $15 billion in 2013 to $355 billion in 2025. This means that a lot of marketplaces will be developed in the next years. However, until recently, you didn't have many choices if you wanted to create a marketplace like Airbnb, Blablacar, or Drivy. You either developed an expensive proprietary solution like the incumbents do, or you used a hardly customizable SaaS solution, and that approach isn't scalable...

A Middleware Dose: the Antidote to Healthcare’s EHR Interoperability Bug

Despite wide penetration of EHR's in hospitals, clinics and physician offices, access to patient information between systems continues to plaque our healthcare system. From a physician's perspective, we have a duty to provide the best care to addresses our patients’ health needs with the least possible risks of adverse events...Zoeticx, a developer of EHR middleware, has developed such a platform that has already been demonstrated to go far beyond the limitations present in EHR’s. Adding additional functionality to patient data has been accomplished with a seamless connection to disparate EHR systems. An additional benefit of this technology is that front-line providers no longer need to worry about accessing many different systems to manually utilize the data for patient care.

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ABILITY Network Achieves Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) from EHNAC

Press Release | ABILITY Network, Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) | July 25, 2017

ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). ABILITY is one of the first healthcare information technology companies to achieve this new designation. Developed by industry peers, CEAP is offered exclusively for the users of FedRAMP-certified Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) – regardless of the healthcare data exchange model the CSP supports...

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All the Digital Health Funding MobiHealthNews Covered in 2015

Aditi Pai | MobiHealth News | December 21, 2015

In 2015, MobiHealthNews wrote about 208 funding deals that totaled $2.39 billion. While a majority of the funding announcements were positioned as equity deals, a small percentage of the rounds also included debt, securities, or options. Read on for a list of all the funding MobiHealthNews wrote about in 2015, along with links to each...

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Andrew Slavitt and the Opportunity Offered by Open Medicaid IT

As we reported in the December 15 issue of OpenMedicaidIT News, Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS, has openly discussed the opportunity offered by CMS' open Medicaid IT strategy in multiple blog posts and meetings. We have reported on this opportunity in an article titled CMS To Invest $5+ Billion a Year in Open Source and Cloud-based IT Infrastructure for Medicaid and recently started a newsletter provide our readers with news of the opportunities for tech companies as they emerge. We reprint here the article from the newsletter presenting that opportunity in Slavitt’s own words.

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Arvados Open Source Platform for Managing and Processing Genomic Data Now Available on Microsoft Azure

Press Release | CUROVERSE, INC. | February 10, 2016

Curoverse announced today that the open-source, multi-platform Arvados system is now available on Microsoft Azure. On Azure, Arvados provides capabilities for managing and processing genomic and health data at petabyte scale. “We saw clear demand for Microsoft Azure from major institutions collecting and analyzing genomic data,” said Adam Berrey chief executive officer at Curoverse. “Microsoft Azure offers powerful capabilities and broad institutional support for research and pharmaceutical organizations, so we are excited to collaborate with Microsoft to deliver Arvados on Azure.”

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Can Data Provide the Trust we Need in Health Care?

One of the problems dragging down the US health care system is that nobody trusts one another. Most of us, as individuals, place faith in our personal health care providers, which may or may not be warranted. But on a larger scale we’re all suspicious of each other... Read More »

Google Joins VistA Team Proposing Open Source EHR for the Department of Defense

Google has thrown its hat into the EHR ring by joining the team led by PwC which is proposing that the Department of Defense (DoD) upgrade their current EHR to Defense Operational Readiness Health System (DORHS), a customized application built for the DoD and based on VistA, the open source EHR developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...Google’s participation has enormous implications for both the DoD’s EHR and to the healthcare industry as a whole. By choosing the open source EHR team, Google...has sent a clear message to the world that VistA is the best option for the DoD.

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iCare Becomes Industry’s First Enterprise Cloud EHR to be Certified for Inpatient Meaningful Use Stage 2

Press Release | iCare, Drummond Group Inc. | February 17, 2015

iCare hits historic milestone for Inpatient Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Certification; becomes the industry's first unified cloud whole-hospital EHR for inpatient use and the industry’s first new enterprise EHR in the last 16 years; receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

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Introducing OpenClinica Participate

I’d like to introduce our upcoming product, OpenClinica Participate, a tool tightly integrated with OpenClinica for engaging patients and collecting data directly from study participants. If you took OpenClinica's recent survey, you got a glimpse of what your forms for patient-reported outcomes could look like in OpenClinica Participate. Driven by a powerful forms engine based on proven open-source technology, the participant forms are simple, dynamic, mobile-focused, and platform-independent. But it’s about a lot more than mobile-friendly forms.

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JKool LLC. Announces An Easy-To-Use, Open Source, SaaS Solution For Quickly Capturing The Business Value Of Big Data

Press Release | jKool, LLC. | October 22, 2014

jKool, LLC. today announced its new, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for analyzing Big Data in real time. jKool™ is designed to spot the patterns in data that lead to actionable insights...

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Linux 2017: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZD Net | January 4, 2017

In 2016, Linux turned 25. When it began, it was a student project. Today, Linux runs everything. From smartphones to supercomputers to web servers to clouds to the car, it's all Linux, all the time. Even the one exception, the end-user, is moving to Linux. Android is now the most popular end-user opearating system. In addition, Chromebooks are becoming more popular. Indeed, even traditional Linux desktops such as Fedora, openSUSE, Mint, and Ubuntu are finally gaining traction. Heck, my TechRepublic Linux buddy Jack Wallen even predicts that "Linux [desktop] market share will finally breach the 5-percent mark"...

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Open Source Business Models - A More In Depth View

A quick Google search on "Business Models for Open Source" brings up numerous articles and studies on the topic that proclaim there are anywhere from five major business models to over eighty possible examples. We have compiled a list of approximately 15-20 business models or strategies for open source, depending on the mission, goals, licensing, context, and numerous other factors. While we would like to come up with as short a list as possible, the truth seems to lie somewhere in between. We have ended up with a list of approximately 15-20 business models or strategies for open source, depending on the mission, goals, licensing, context, and numerous other factors or variables, e.g. geography, competition, market.

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Open Source Power For Small Business In 2014

Carla Schroder | Small Business Computing | January 22, 2014

The biggest impact that open source software offers small business in 2014 takes place in the cloud. Open source software powers the cloud—where you can take advantage of both hosted software and services, and hosted IT infrastructure (e.g., servers). We're already used to hosted services such as Web and mail hosting. They're convenient and cheap, and they prevent headaches. Read More »

Sending Medicaid to the Cloud

David Raths | government technology | January 12, 2016

Led by Wyoming, states are ready to pioneer MMIS as a service.

The Wyoming state government already has considerable experience with cloud-based services. It uses Google Apps for Government, NEOGOV for human resources and is looking at Salesforce.com for customer relationship management. But as its Department of Health prepares to issue an RFP to replace its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), all eyes in the Medicaid IT sector are on Wyoming because it will be the first time a state has tried to move away from an expensive custom-developed system to an MMIS-as-a-service approach.

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