Press Releases

Advancing 'Health for All' through Telemedicine: Intelehealth joins Digital Public Goods Alliance

Press Release | Intelehealth | September 28, 2022

Intelehealth was added to the Digital Public Goods Alliance DPG Registry last week. This underscores Intelehealth's commitment to developing and championing digital public goods that will help achieve 'Health for All' and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Intelehealth is a non-profit delivering high-quality healthcare for the last -mile population where there is no doctor through telemedicine. Using our open-source technology platform that's driven by an innovative digital health assistant, we connect patients and frontline health workers at the last mile with qualified doctors, diagnostics & medications.

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Critical Insight Finds Attackers Shifting Focus to Smaller Hospital Systems and Specialty Clinics in H1 2022 Healthcare Data Breach Report

Press Release | Critical Insight | August 24, 2022

Critical Insight, a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider specializing in protecting the networks of life-saving organizations and critical infrastructure, announced today the release of the firm’s H1 2022 Healthcare Data Breach Report, which analyzes ​​breach data reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by healthcare organizations. With the healthcare industry continuing to be a top attack vector for cybercriminals and ransomware threat groups, H1 2022 saw an interesting change in targets as attackers moved from large hospital systems and payers, big targets that would likely yield the most data but also have more sophisticated defenses, to smaller hospital systems and specialty clinics that lack the same level of security preparedness, staff size, or budget.

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blueEHR™ announces Form Builder Challenge for EHR users to win $1000 cash prizes

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | July 26, 2022

ZH Healthcare, the creators of blueEHR, the low-code, no-code EHR platform announced today their first Form Builder Challenge. blueEHR knows that every organization is unique; not all forms fit all organizations. We believe that EHR systems should empower users to not only access the forms that have been effective for years, but also create new forms as needed. The challenge invites anyone who has ever wanted to design and build forms that they wished they had in their Health IT or care delivery systems; forms that they believe could improve client outcomes, make it easier to document, and improve reporting requirements. blueEHR is offering three $1,000 cash prizes.

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The Apache Software Foundation Announces ApacheCon 2022 Schedule

Press Release | The Apache Software Foundation | July 5, 2022

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)...announced today the initial schedule for ApacheCon North America 2022. ApacheCon is the annual convention of the Apache Software Foundation, showcasing content from many of the project communities at the ASF. ApacheCon will be held at the Canal Street Sheraton in New Orleans, LA, from October 3-6, 2022. ApacheCon this year will feature four days of sessions, with seven tracks each day. Tracks will focus on Search, Big Data, Internet of Things, Community, Geospatial, Cassandra, Financial Tech, and many other topics.

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The Sequoia Project’s Emergency Preparedness Information Workgroup Publishes Health IT Pandemic Response Planning Recommendations - The Sequoia Project

Press Release | The Sequoia Project | February 28, 2022

The Sequoia Project’s Emergency Preparedness Information Workgroup (EPIW) today published Pandemic Response Insights and Recommendations, a free whitepaper for local, state, and federal emergency preparedness and public health officials and their partners. The workgroup, consisting of emergency preparedness, response, and public health experts, convened over several months to discuss gaps in current solutions. The workgroup recommended ways to make information more readily available to support a more robust and coordinated response to future emergencies.

Tidelift Announces Upstream 2022: June 7 Event Celebrating Open Source Developers and Maintainers

Press Release | Tidelift | February 15, 2022

Tidelift, the premier provider of solutions for managing the open source software behind modern applications, today announced the date for Upstream 2022, an event for those who create and use open source software to build applications. This year, Upstream will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 and consist of more than 30 virtual sessions that attendees will be able to attend live or access following the event. Upstream is a free, one-day event that brings together developers, open source maintainers, and the extended network of people who care most about their work. The call for presentations is now open.

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UCSF | Health Hub and HLTH Announce Partnership to Host All-Star 2022 Digital Health Awards Grand Finale

Press Release | HLTH, UCSF | Health Hub | February 10, 2022

UCSF | Health Hub, producer of the UCSF | Health Hub Digital Health Awards, announced today a new-multi year agreement with health transformation platform HLTH, (pronounced "health"), to host its 2022 Digital Health Awards Grand Finale event at HLTH 2022. HLTH 2022 will take place in Las Vegas from November 13 through 16, 2022, gathering top health industry leaders, government officials, policy experts, politicians, tech industry influencers, and impassioned celebrities to solve healthcare's most pressing problems and spark true change.

WELL Health Expands Virtual Care, Acquires CognisantMD

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies Corp. | December 2, 2021

WELL is pleased to announce the acquisition of CognisantMD whose Ocean platform includes a full suite of virtual patient engagement tools, including online appointment booking, secure messaging, appointment reminders, and digital forms as well as in-clinic check-in kiosks and tablets. Each month, Canadians complete over 800,000 patient engagements with their healthcare providers using Ocean's digital tools. Ocean has built unparalleled interoperability, with integrations into over 18 EMRs, Electronic Health Records  (EHRs), and provincial healthcare assets and third-party technology platforms using industry-leading open standards including HL7 FHIR5.

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HLN's Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) chosen as a Digital Public Goods Standard

Press Release | HLN Consulting | November 1, 2021

HLN Consulting is thrilled to announce that the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) project has been chosen by the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA) as an innovative openly licensed technology and listed in their Digital Public Goods registry. Technologies included in the list are considered to be digital public goods in alignment with the Digital Public Goods Standard. ICE now appears in the Digital Public Goods registry where it is discoverable as a digital public good and reflected on a growing network of catalogs and aggregated lists of digital public goods.

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European technology companies launch Coalition for Competitive Digital Markets

Press Release | Coalition For Competitive Digital Markets | October 26, 2021

A group of 23 technology companies operating in Europe from 14 different countries and a business association of more than 45,000 digital SMEs announced today a new coalition to advocate for fair rules in digital markets. The Coalition for Competitive Digital Markets aims to contribute to a more balanced and open digital environment. Today’s internet is dominated by services and products offered by a small number of dominant online platforms, such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon. These so-called “gatekeepers” control consumers’ access to information and abuse their position in order to limit market access for European businesses that offer alternative business models and services such as search, email, social media, operating systems and browsers.

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HHS Announces Synthetic Health Data Challenge Winners

Press Release | US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) | September 21, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced $100,000 in total awards to six winners of the Synthetic Health Data Challenge (Challenge). Synthetic health data (i.e., data that is artificially created to mimic real-world data), is important to researchers, health IT developers, and informaticians, among others, who need data to test new ideas until access to secure and actual clinical data is available.

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Scientists Launch Open Source Computational Platform to Study Biological Processes

Press Release | University of Surrey | September 20, 2021

Agent-based simulations (ABS) are powerful computational tools that help scientists understand complex biological systems. These simulations are an inexpensive and efficient way to quickly test hypotheses about the physiology of cellular tissues, organs, or entire organisms. However, many ABS do not take full advantage of available computational power, and the majority of ABS platforms on the market are designed with a particular use case in mind.

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