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5 Benefits Of Open Source Technology For MU

Mark Byers | Executive Insight | October 14, 2013

Founded on transparency and open standards, OS technology is a largely underexplored solution to meet MU criteria Read More »

5 Government Health Challenges To Watch

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 25, 2013

The Obama Administration brought a new public policy strategy to the federal government in 2009: challenges, with prize money for private organizations that design solutions (typically software or apps) for policy problems. Read More »

5 Reasons Hospitals Need a Mobile App

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | July 25, 2012

If patient engagement is the holy grail of healthcare and if hospital revenue will increasingly hinge on the ability to connect with patients, then why are so many hospitals missing out on one of the most effective means of engaging patients -- a branded mobile application? Read More »

5 Things I Learned at TEDGlobal

Kirsten Cluthe | PCMag.com | July 5, 2012

The theme at TEDGlobal this year was "Radical Openness," indicating the effects of open-source technology, collaboration, social media, and DIY invention on our world. Read More »

7 Predictions For The Future Of Health Care Technology

Sean Mehra | Center for Health Value Innovation | June 23, 2013

I’ve got an awesome job. Every day, I envision the future of healthcare and strategize how innovative technologies can transform how we give and receive care and, ultimately, make the world a happier and healthier place. Read More »

7 Thoughts on the Importance and Future of Blockchain in RCM

Kelly Gooch and Akanksha Jayanthi | Becker's Health IT & CIO Review | December 30, 2016

Blockchain is being put forward as a new means to potentially help solve interoperability challenges in healthcare. Blockchain technology is a permanent log of online transactions or exchanges. It emerged in 2009 as the foundation for trading the digital currency bitcoin. The entire log is duplicated across a network of computers. Users interactions on the network can add to the record of transactions...

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7 Ways to Discuss Legal Matters with an Open Community

Having watched a fair number of people attempt to engage both the Open Source Initiative's licensing evaluation community and the Apache Software Foundation's legal affairs committee, I'd like to offer some hints and tips for succeeding when it's your turn to conduct a legal discussion with an open community. First and foremost, make sure the person conducting the conversation is both qualified and empowered. Don't send proxies; they simply frustrate the community, who quickly work out that your representative is always playing the second-hand car salesman and going to the back room to ask for a deal...

8 Benefits Of Agile Software Development

Adam Zolyak | Segue Technologies | April 12, 2013

In my previous post [...] I discussed a number of benefits to using an agile process to manage software development projects. In this post, I’d like to expand upon these benefits and illustrate why they are compelling reasons to consider Agile. Read More »

8 Clever Ideas For Making Government Work Better With Data

Sara Johnson | The Atlantic Cities | June 24, 2013

How can we make the places we live more awesome through data? Read More »

8 Ways To Open Up Civic Data So That People Actually Use It

Ariel Schwartz | Co.Exist | June 24, 2013

The Knight Foundation just gave $3.2 million to organizations that are making public data more useful. These are our favorites. Read More »

A Few Thoughts About The Health-Care Marketplace

Jeanne Pinder | Clear Health Costs | February 27, 2013

Is it time for rate-setting in the health-care marketplace? Is it time for single-payer health care? Or an end to the entire for-profit system of mis-aligned incentives? Or transparency? Can we continue in this vein? Read More »

A Guide to Building Trust in Teams and Organizations

My travels globally have given me a feeling for how best to work in many different contexts—like Latin America, West Africa, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, to name a few. And I've found that I can more easily adapt my work style in these countries if I focus on something that plays a role in all of them: trust. In The Open Organization, Jim Whitehurst mentions that accountability and meritocracy are both central components of open organizations. Trust is linked to both of those concepts. But the truth, I've found, is that many people don't have the information they need to determine whether they can trust a person or not. They need data, along with a system to evaluate that data and make decisions...

A Marriage Of Data And Caregivers Gives Dr. Atul Gawande Hope For Health Care

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | August 31, 2012

Dr. Atul Gawande (@Atul_Gawande) has been a bard in the health care world, straddling medicine, academia and the humanities as a practicing surgeon, medical school professor, best-selling author and staff writer at the New Yorker magazine. His long-form narratives and books have helped illuminate complex systems and wicked problems to a broad audience. Read More »

A New Open-Source, Dynamic Model for Projecting Physician Supply and Demand

Press Release | The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, North Carolina Medical Society, Physicians Foundation | May 3, 2012

With a grant from the Physicians Foundation, the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research (Sheps Center) is developing a dynamic, open-source, web-based tool to project physician supply and demand and estimates of shortages in the United States. Read More »

A Reboot of the Legendary Physics Site ArXiv Could Shape Open Science

Sarah Scoles | Wired | May 10, 2016

In the early days of the Internet, scientists erected their own online network, a digital utopia that still stands today. Here, astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, computational biologists, and computer scientists come together to discuss heady, cosmic topics. They exchange knowledge—without exchanging money. It’s called arXiv, and it’s where researchers go to post their ideas for discussion, sharing PDFs of their scientific articles before they’re locked behind a journal’s paywall...

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