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15 Blockchain Whitepapers Awarded Winners of US Department of Health and Human Services Challenge

Luke Parker | Brave New Coin | August 30, 2016

A challenge held by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  to encourage Blockchain use in the Health Information Technology field resulted in 15 winning whitepapers. The Department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) first announced the “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-Related Research” challenge in July...

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API Infrastructure Importance When Providing a Health Service

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | May 2, 2016

In my ongoing review of application programming interfaces (APIs) as a technical solution for offering rich and flexible services in health care, I recently ran into two companies who showed as much enthusiasm for their internal technologies behind the APIs as for the APIs themselves. APIs are no longer a novelty in health services, as they were just five years ago. As the field gets crowded, maintenance and performance take on more critical roles in offering a successful business–so let’s see how Orion Health and Mana Health back up their very different offerings...

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Autodesk Announces $100 Million Spark Investment Fund, The World’s First 3D Printing Investment Program

Press Release | Autodesk | October 30, 2014

Autodesk, Inc...has announced that it intends to invest up to $100 million in 3D printing companies over the next several years. The Spark Investment Fund...is the first of its kind for the 3D printing industry and will invest in entrepreneurs, startups and researchers who push the boundaries of 3D printing technology and accelerate the new industrial revolution. Read More »

Autodesk Will Release An Open Source 3D Printer

Signe Brewster | GIGAOM | May 14, 2014

Autodesk is known for the software that drives much of the creative industry, from animation to architecture. But as of today, Autodesk is also a hardware company, after announcing at MakerCon that it will release a 3D printer later this year...

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Couchbase and the Future of NoSQL Databases

Couchbase is a NoSQL, document-oriented database for building interactive applications. Trends in the open source database industry show positive growth as NoSQL is used for web, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In this interview, Arun Gupta, VP of Developer Advocacy at Couchbase, shares his views on how open source has made an impact on the database industry, and the challenges that lie ahead for the NoSQL industry. Also, find out which open source tools and methodologies Couchbase has adopted...

DIY Internet Of Things: The Ultimate Maker Project

Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld | January 21, 2014

Last week, word dropped of how the folks at Spark, creators of an Arduino-compatible board for creating homebrew Internet-connected hardware (the Spark Core), had hacked together an open source digital thermostat. Read More »

Docker And The Rise Of Open Source

Aaref Hilaly | LinkedIn | November 18, 2014

There’s never been a phenomenon like Docker. Eighteen months ago, the company took its core technology, which enables IT people to move software easily between different machines by enclosing it in “containers”, and made it open source...

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Hortonworks Initiates Precision Medicine Consortium to Explore Next Generation Genomics Open Source Platform

Press Release | Hortonworks, Inc. | June 28, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc., a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced the formation of a new consortium to define and develop an open source genomics platform to accelerate genomics-based precision medicine in research and clinical care. Other founding members include Arizona State University, Baylor College of Medicine, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mayo Clinic, OneOme and Yale New Haven Health...

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Opensource.com Publishes 18 Interviews with Speakers of the Upcoming OSCON Conference

For those of you who have not noticed yet, the folks at Opensource.com just completed the publication of an entire series of interviews with speakers at the upcoming O/Reilly OSCON conference. This conference is one of the most important and interesting open source conferences of the year and the wide variety of interviews conducted which show the depth and breadth of the conference topics. `

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OSEHRA 2017: Microsoft, OpenStack, IBM Support VistA in the Cloud

This year’s OSEHRA 2017 Open Source Summit proved to be another major milestone in the transition from locked-in vendor-controlled health information technology to an open solutions approach. One of the major news stories at the summit was the decision by Microsoft to join OSEHRA and collaborate with the Open Health community. Another major presentation was that of Martin Rice, Director of the Division of State System for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Clyneice Chaney, Principal Systems Engineer. In their presentation (video* and PowerPoint*), Rice and Chaney described how CMS is transitioning to an open/modular approach to State Medicaid IT systems.

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Spark Labs Raises $4.9M To Help Engineers Make Their Devices Smart

Lora Kolodny | Venture Capital Dispatch | July 8, 2014

A San Francisco startup called Spark Labs Inc. (also known as Spark.io or Spark) has raised $4.2 million in new venture funding to help “makers,” from novices to experienced engineers, create smart devices using open-source technology...

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Top 5 Things Angie Bryon Loves About Drupal

Jason Hibbets | opensource.com | October 17, 2013

Angie Byron is an advocate for Drupal. Commonly known online as webchick, she is a Drupal core co-maintainer. She has her finger on the pulse of the community, helping to manage over 1,600 contributors from all over the world. Read More »