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Cabinet Office Seals Open Data Plans

Chris Thorne | eHealth Insider | June 29, 2013

The Cabinet Office has released an open data white paper and relaunched its flagship data portal - which includes new health datasets - as it aims to deliver a “21st century democracy.” Read More »

California Lawmakers Put Open-Government Measure On Ballot

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times | September 11, 2013

California voters will get a chance next year to change the state constitution to make sure local government agencies provide open access to public records and meetings. Read More »

Can Open Science Help Patients And Save Pharma?

Open science research and development hybrid development model can protect pharma company profits while reducing costs of medicines for consumers Read More »

Can SMART on FHIR Solve mHealth’s Medication Management Challenges?

Staff Writer | mHealth Intelligence | January 18, 2017

An agreement to promote interoperability between three of the largest and most competitive EHR platforms has set the stage for a breakthrough in mHealth medication management. Using the SMART on FHIR app platform, providers will be able to access a patient’s entire medication history no matter where that data is stored. While this opens the door to better care management and coordination, it also gives patients the mHealth tools to manage their own care and collaborate with their doctors...

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Canada's Headed For A HealthCare.gov Disaster Of Its Own

Tom Cochran | Huff Post | December 22, 2016

I am deeply disappointed at yet another massive government IT failure, and sadly, not surprised in the slightest. The Canadian government's initiative to consolidate more than 1,500 government websites into a single super site, Canada.ca, is failing and starting to look like Canada's version of the disastrous Healthcare.gov. The original deadline for completing the project passes this month, with costs ballooning from $1.54 million to a reported $9.4 million, and growing...

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Carl Reynolds On [Britain's NHS] Procurement Woes

Carl Reynolds | eHealth Insider | October 19, 2012

Junior doctor and open source enthusiast Carl Reynolds compares buying a used car with an NHS IT system, and concludes that the NHS needs to try harder to get a good deal. Read More »

Cashing In on Transparency in Science

Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato | Science | January 7, 2016

Psychologist Brian Nosek believes that reproducibility is a core principle of science. To promote the idea, he co-founded a nonprofit organization in 2013 that allows scientists to publish a description of their experiments before they conduct them. This week Nosek’s Center for Open Science (COS) went a step further, offering $1000 to every scientist who preregisters their protocol with COS. The payment is meant to be a carrot leading to greater transparency and accountability in research, says Nosek, a professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville...

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CAST's Marc Jones: For Fed's Open Source, It's Trust And Verify

Jack Germain | Linux Insider | April 30, 2013

"Open source certainly is not going away. It is becoming a part of the infrastructure. Whether the open source code comes from a purely independent community or a federal integrator, open source should not get a free pass on verifying that it meets fundamental tests of mission or business worthiness," said Marc Jones, national federal practice director for CAST Software. "And conversely, the open source community should not feel threatened by that." Read More »

Censorship Doesn’t Just Stifle Speech — It Can Spread Disease

Maryn Mckenna | Wired | August 21, 2013

In October, Saudi Arabia will host millions of travelers on the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Islam’s holy sites. The hajj carries deep meaning for those observant Muslims who undertake it, but it also carries risks that make epidemiologists blanch. [...] Read More »

Cerner, McKesson Lead Alliance To Let Doctors Share Data

Alex Nussbaum | Bloomberg | March 4, 2013

Cerner Corp. (CERN) and four rival providers of electronic medical records said they will ease barriers preventing doctors and hospitals from sharing data, a potential breakthrough in the effort to get U.S. physicians to better coordinate patient care. Read More »

CFOs Stress Need for Next Generation RCM Tools but Hefty MU Investments Deplete Many Hospital’s Cash Reserves, Black Book Survey Reports

Press Release | Black Book | November 3, 2014

Seventy-nine percent of hospital CFOs running outdated financial systems say they nervously face the coming year without evolved Revenue Cycle tools. Continued meaningful use expenses for EHR, HIE, analytics, portals and mobile apps are hitting hospitals hard as changes in payment models based on patient compliance, pricing transparency, and population health demand even more capital...

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Chipotle Menu Now Practically 100 Percent GMO-Free

Jill Ettinger | Organic Authority | April 28, 2014

After disclosing last year on its website which of the Chipotle menu items contained genetically modified ingredients, the restaurant chain is making good on its promise to go GMO-free. Read More »

CHOP's Harvest Toolkit Offers Innovative Data Discovery Resource For Biomedical Researchers

Press Release | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) | October 16, 2013

A team of informatics experts and biomedical researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers a new software toolkit to help researchers explore complex data sets without having to become database technicians themselves. Harvest is an open-source highly interactive framework designed by CHOP's Center for Biomedical Informatics. Read More »

Clinical Trial Reporting Failures Can Harm Research, Patients

Patrick Skerrett | STAT | December 18, 2015

Hospitals, medical schools, businesses, and even the National Institutes of Health are routinely violating a federal law requiring clinical trials to be reported to the public, a STAT investigation recently found. In response, we asked experts to offer their thoughts on why low rates of clinical trial reporting is a problem, and what can be done about it...

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Clinton & Topol Preach the Importance of Evolution in Healthcare

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | March 8, 2013

For all of their differences, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and cardiologist Eric Topol--the West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.--delivered a similar message in their respective keynote addresses this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference... Read More »