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Baby Birth Costs Vary 10-Fold In Hospitals, Study Finds

Caroline Chen | Bloomberg Sustainability | January 16, 2014

The cost of giving birth at a hospital can vary by tens of thousands of dollars, a price range that is “largely random” and unexplainable by market factors, a California study found. Read More »

Barrett Brown, Political Prisoner Of The Information Revolution

Kevin M Gallagher | The Guardian | July 13, 2013

If the US government succeeds in criminalising Brown's posting of a hyperlink, the freedom of all internet users is in jeopardy Read More »

BayCare Launches New Mobile Application for Patient Discharge Instructions

Press Release | BayCare, HealthGrid | September 22, 2015

To make it easier for hospital patients to transition back to their home environment, BayCare Health System is launching an application that allows people to receive discharge instructions on their mobile devices. Utilizing the cell phone number provided during patient registration, this new application securely delivers and confirms receipt of electronic discharge instructions so patients can see things like prescribed medications, diet, activity and recommended follow-up appointments. Meanwhile, BayCare providers can rest assured that this information can go anywhere their patients do.

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Before The Prescription, Ask About Your Doctor's Finances

Leana Wen | Capital Public Radio | December 16, 2013

At the dawn of managed care, worried patients wanted to know whether their doctors were getting paid more to do less. Now, as many doctors' salaries depend on how many procedures they perform, patients want to know whether their doctors are paid more to do more. Read More »

Berlin 'Open Access' Conference Recap

Abby Clobridge | Information Today | November 15, 2012

As open access (OA) and other “open” movements become more of a part of the mainstream consciousness, conversations surrounding OA continue to evolve—moving from whether OA is a good approach to far more provocative questions such as, how do we move past the legacies of the print publication world and what is a journal in today’s environment? Read More »

Better Care Not Always Better Business

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | May 21, 2013

Healthcare not incentivized to eliminate profitable procedures that may not benefit patients Read More »

Beyond SOPA: Rep. Darrell Issa's Big Plans For Digitizing Democracy

Gregory Ferenstein | Fast Company | December 19, 2012

Over the past six months, Issa's launched an interactive subcommittee livestream, produced a new form of online polling, and sponsored a bill to make government spending trackable. Read More »

Big Data, Big Legal Trouble?

Kim Walker | ComputerWeekly.com | December 1, 2013

Big data has a range of practical and commercial benefits to businesses but can be fraught with privacy and legal issues. With a projected global growth at a rate of 40% per year, raw digital data is a resource which many companies are turning to in their quest for market advantage. Read More »

Big Ethics for Big Data

Howard Wen | O'Reilly Radar | June 11, 2012

As the collection, organization and retention of data has become commonplace in modern business, the ethical implications behind big data have also grown in importance. Who really owns this information? Who is ultimately responsible for maintaining it? What are the privacy issues and obligations? What uses of technology are ethical — or not — when it comes to big data?

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Bill Gates, VCs Invest $35M In ResearchGate To 'Open Source' Science

Tomio Geron | Forbes | June 4, 2013

Startup ResearchGate, a social network for scientists, has raised $35 million in Series C financing led by Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital for its goal of making scientific research more transparent. Read More »

Bipartisan Policy Center's Health Innovation Initiative: Health IT Industry Officials Lying To Regulators With Impunity?

InformaticsMD | Health Care Renewal | February 14, 2013

A statement that health IT has a "lower risk profile" compared to other regulated healthcare sectors such as devices or drugs, in order to seek continued and extraordinary regulatory accommodations, is remarkable.  It is either reckless regarding something that the statement's makers should know, or should have made it their business to know - or a deliberate prevarication with forethought.

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Black Duck Announces Ohloh Enhancements Providing New Visibility Into Open Source Activities Affiliated With Organizations, Expanded Code Search Capabilities

Press Release | Black Duck | October 25, 2012

Black Duck Software today announced enhancements to Ohloh, the world's most comprehensive developer resource for evaluating and tracking open source projects, contributors and code. Read More »

Black Duck Opens up Ohloh.net, Launches Beta Code Search Capability

Mandira Srivastava | infoTECH | July 20, 2012

Continuing with their investment in developer resources built to accelerate the development and adoption of free and open source software (FOSS), Black Duck Software (News - Alert) has made significant updates to Ohloh.net, a comprehensive online directory of open source projects, contributors and code. Read More »

Building a Better Toolbox for Development

Soren Gigler | World Bank | January 22, 2012

Governments are starting to recognize the value of open data and geo-spatial data for improving the planning, provision and monitoring of public services. As we know, real value also lies in raw data behind tables, graphs, and maps. The numbers, shapes, lines and descriptions that capture our environments are used and re-used in ways we can’t always predict. When Governments have and in turn provide access to statistics and geo-spatial data, policymakers can make better informed decisions enhancing the quality of public services provided to citizens.

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Building a Business on a Solid Open Source Model

Since we announced Nextcloud, an ownCloud fork, many people have asked me how we plan to build a sustainable, healthy open source business. My short answer is that it requires a strong focus on maintaining a careful balance between the needs of all stakeholders: users, contributors, employees, customers, and—of course—investors. Building a solid open source business requires that management has confidence in the abilities of your company, stakeholders must be on board with the business model, and everyone must understand that balance is important for the ecosystem. Like a rising tide lifts all boats, a strong ecosystem benefits all stakeholders...