News Clips

Report: Counterterrorism Should Focus on Open Source Intelligence

Bob Brewin | NextGov | November 6, 2008

The new administration must broaden the scope of its counterterrorism activities, including a focus on collection of domestic and open source intelligence as well as traditional foreign intelligence, the Defense Science Board said in a report outlining the key priorities for incoming leaders. Read More »

Clay County Doctor Named Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner

The Herald-Dispatch | The Herald-Dispatch | October 30, 2008

A Huntington native and Clay County primary care physician was recently honored as "Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner" of the year...She is widely recognized for her leadership and innovation in the use of electronic health technology to improve patient outcomes. Read More »

How Open Source Biology May Rock Your World

Sam Dean | O Static | October 3, 2008

Here at OStatic, we're always interested in efforts to apply open source principles to efforts outside the software realm. Drew Endy, an open source biologist currently working at Stanford, is a good example of why. Along with several researchers at MIT, Endy is working on synthetic biology and the engineering of standardized biological components and devices, known as BioBricks. Read More »

HIStalk Interviews Todd Park, athenahealth Co-Founder

Tim HISTalk | HISTalk | September 15, 2008

...I think healthcare is incredibly broken. I can’t think of a word that does justice to how broken it is at so many levels. I think we all intellectually understand that, but it was really eye-opening for me in my walkabout when I talked to these 150 leaders, to understand just how broken it is looking at the underlying data in terms of cost and quality and access. Read More »

"Another Walter Reed-Type Scandal"

Niko Karvounis | Mother Jones | September 14, 2008

Soldiers at the military hospital languished in part due to incompatible databases and dismal record keeping. Welcome to the Pentagon's $20 billion medical-records boondoggle. Read More »

Make China Journals Open Access, Says Top Scientist

Jia Hepeng | SciDev.Net | September 2, 2008

A leading Chinese scientist has appealed for funding to make many Chinese journals open access and give priority to domestic science publications to boost the country's scientific journals.

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The New Invisible College: Science For Development

Francis Fukuyama | Brookings | August 1, 2008

The twentieth century was the era of "big science." Driven by strategic rivalries and fierce economic competition, wealthy governments invested heavily in national science establishments. [...] But the big science model left poorer countries out in the cold. Today the organization of science is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Read More »

Taking On The Overpopulation Myth

Joseph A. D'Agnostino | Washington Times | July 27, 2008

[...] This one quote from Steven W. Mosher’s “Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits,” from the former secretary of the Kenyan Medical Association, summarizes the state of Western-funded population control programs in the Third World... Read More »

Military Health System Seeks Options for AHLTA

Peter Buxbaum | Federal Computer Week | July 23, 2008

The Military Health System is actively pursuing alternatives to AHLTA, its electronic medical record system.  MHS officials have already received the recommendations of Booz Allen Hamilton, the consultant it commissioned to study whether the Defense Department should switch to a system that more closely resembles the Veterans Affairs Department’s Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA).

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Lilly’s Grid Goes Open Source

Kevin Davies | | July 14, 2008

 In an unusual move for big pharma, Eli Lilly has made its Discovery IT platform—known internally as the Lilly Science Grid (LSG)—open source . . . The move addresses a key question: “Do [biopharma] all really need to manage very similar resources or are there areas where we can work together?” . . . Says, Susie Stephens, principal research scientist with Lilly. Read More »

ONC: Open Source is Key to Agencies' NHIN Connections

Nancy Ferris | Government HealthIT | May 1, 2008

Federal agencies' shared connection to the Nationwide Health Information Network will be open, flexible and extensible -- characteristics that could make it useful to organizations outside the federal government in the future, Federal Health Architecture officials told a conference audience here yesterday. Read More »

Open-source Software Delivers 3-way (PET/CT/MR) Image Fusion

Rob Skelding | | April 25, 2008

There is a growing tendency for MR images to be viewed in combination with PET and/or CT in the quest for more accurate -- and therefore more useful -- diagnoses of complex diseases. While hybrid PET/MR machines have yet to reach the market, a new open-source software application offers radiologists a way to create three-way PET/CT/MR image fusion. Read More »

Jordan Picks Perot Systems to Implement VistA

Perot Systems | PRO Health Service | April 8, 2008

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has selected Perot Systems to manage the pilot deployment of VistA - an open source clinical and healthcare information management system - at two hospitals and a clinic in the capital, Amman. Read More »

‘It’s a New Way of Caring for People’: Clay County Gets Healthier With Clinic’s New Electronic Record System

Eric Eyre | The Charleston Gazette | February 11, 2008

A new study shows that Primary Care’s electronic record system has improved health care for Clay County patients with chronic problems and diseases. Read More »

VA Health Care Quality: The Road to Recovery

David Glendinning | amednews | December 10, 2007

Despite the challenges of caring for the veterans of today's wars, the VA health system is getting high marks for quality. Read More »