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Oracle Tucks R Stats Language Into Database

Timothy Prickett Morgan | The Register | February 10, 2012

Relational database juggernaut Oracle has embedded the R programming language used by more than 2 million statisticians and quants the world over into its 11g relational database. Call it R-acle 11g, Quant Edition.

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Overview of Major eClinical Trends and Clinical Research

Clinical research is well on its way to transforming its paper-driven model to an all things electronic format. During the past year, the clinical trial industry has made considerable progress in adopting technology as a way to streamline data collection, transmission, and monitoring. This article focuses on the top eClinical trends of 2015 and beyond. Among the latest developments- adoption rates are higher for electronic data capture (EDC), electronic source data (eSource), and eClinical integration, as the focus is now on capturing real-time data as a continuous stream. These trends are partially the result of high-tech devices, sensors and wearables entering the clinical trial industry, as well as the FDA embracing technology and opening up a dialogue with experts on how to best channel this revolution in order to advance clinical research.

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popHealth App Challenge Launched by ONC and Health 2.0

We should be seeing major improvements to the open source popHealth reporting tool as a result of a Challenge Award just announced by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Health 2.0. It is hoped that the awards will  motivate developers to create innovative applications that will enhance the open source tool beyond its current capabilities. The hope is that the challenge will generate new methods of leveraging the program’s current reporting functions and open source framework to help providers better understanding and care for patient populations...

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Python Versus R for Machine Learning and Data Analysis

Machine learning and data analysis are two areas where open source has become almost the de facto license for innovative new tools. Both the Python and R languages have developed robust ecosystems of open source tools and libraries that help data scientists of any skill level more easily perform analytical work. The distinction between machine learning and data analysis is a bit fluid, but the main idea is that machine learning prioritizes predictive accuracy over model interpretability, while data analysis emphasizes interpretability and statistical inference. Python, being more concerned with predictive accuracy, has developed a positive reputation in machine learning. R, as a language for statistical inference, has made its name in data analysis...

Regenstrief to Highlight Open Source Projects for Health Information Exchange, Data Analysis at MedInfo 2015

Press Release | Regenstrief Institute | August 20, 2015

Regenstrief Institute investigators experienced in the use of data to improve health care and its delivery in resource-constrained environments will introduce attendees at MedInfo 2015 to open source options for health information exchange and data analysis. Regenstrief investigator Shaun Grannis, M.D....and colleagues will present a workshop on OpenHIE, an international health information interoperability initiative supported by a growing community of governments, organizations, companies and individuals. Dr. Grannis, associate professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, is OpenHIE's chief architect, spearheading overall design.

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Revelstone Brings ‘Moneyball’ To Government

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | November 2, 2012

Give us the 140-character elevator pitch. Revelstone provides a web-based performance analytics and benchmarking platform to help local governments manage better. Read More »

Seeing the Social Impact of Mobile Technology: Experiences of a FrontlineSMS Volunteer

Staff | FrontlineSMS | February 1, 2012

FrontlineSMS relies on the support of our growing band of dedicated volunteers and interns, who provide heroic amounts of support to help us keep things running successfully. We have a page on our website dedicated to these ‘FrontlineSMS Heroes‘ in order to acknowledge all the great work they do. Read More »

Sonatype Launches Insight Application Health Check

Press Release | Sonatype | July 25, 2012

Sonatype, the leader in Component Lifecycle Management (CLM), today announced the launch of Insight Application Health Check, the first easy way to analyze the components that make up an application and the latest service in the Sonatype Insight product suite for ensuring the integrity of open-source components at every phase of the software lifecycle. Read More »

Sqrrl Raises $2 Million For Secure, Scalable Big Data Technology Originally Developed At NSA

Alex Williams | TechCrunch | August 20, 2012

Sqrrl, a big data startup that came out of development at the National Security Agency (NSA), has raised $2 million in seed funding from Matrix Partners and Atlas Venture. Read More »

Stanford Medicine Launches Health Care Trends Report

Press Release | Standford Medicine | June 19, 2017

Stanford Medicine today published its inaugural Health Trends Report, a comprehensive review and analysis of existing health care research and open-source data, combined with insights from Stanford faculty and external health care experts, on the current and emerging trends facing the health care sector. The report, which will be published annually, found the promise and challenge of big data to be the most important forces driving change and improvements across health care...

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The Bond Between Data and Journalism Grows Stronger

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | February 14, 2012

To learn more about the shifting world of data journalism, I interviewed Liliana Bounegru (@bb_liliana), project coordinator of SYNC3, the first international Data Journalism Awards, and Data Driven Journalism at the European Journalism Centre.

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The Economics Of Surveillance

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries | The Wall Street Journal | September 28, 2012

You are being watched. Surveillance of your activities – and those of most Americans – is now just a fact of everyday life. People are monitored when they browse the Web, when they use their cellphones, when they drive and when they use their credit cards, among other things. Read More »

The Joy of Mentoring

Since 2016 is the 20th year I’ve served as CIO, I’ve given a great deal of thought to the various careers I’ve had and the roadmap for the 20 next years of my working life. In my late teens and 20s I was an entreprenuer running a 35 person software company while doing my medical and graduate school training. I was also a winemaker, home builder and engineer. In my early 30’s I was an Emergency physician, software coder, and data analyst. In my mid 30’s as a CIO, I focused on architecture, high reliability computing, and centralization of IT service delivery. In my early 40’s, I focused on disaster recovery, interoperability, and educational technologies..

The NSA And Big Data: What IT Can Learn

Kurt Marko | InformationWeek | July 22, 2013

Enterprises can put the tools Big Brother uses to analyze our online activities to productive use. Here's how. Read More »

The Open API Universe At NASA

Nick Skytland | Open.NASA.gov | September 19, 2012

NASA has a LOT of interesting data. NASA’s commitment to open data expands the audience for the vast body of knowledge captured in nearly 100 years of U.S. aeronautics and space data....One way that NASA data can be made more available online is through an “application programming interface” or API. Read More »