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IBM Embraces OpenStack For Cloud Offerings

Matthew Broersma | TechWeekEurope | March 5, 2013

At its Pulse conference in Las Vegas IBM announced it will shift all its future cloud products to code based on open standards and open source Read More »

ICT Strategy Promises To Save Millions

Linda Davidson | eHealth Insider | March 30, 2011

A new strategy, which the government says will save millions that are currently wasted on public sector ICT, was published by the Cabinet Office today. Read More »

IEEE Standards Association And W3C “Open Future Series” Champions More Collaborative, Interconnected Future During SXSW 2013

Press Release | IEEE, IEEE Standards Association | February 14, 2013

Global technology and open web standards development leaders unite to explore current and long-term implications of technologies like Augmented Reality, social robotics, and self-hacking... Read More »

iEHR Aims To Be Agile And Open

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | October 22, 2012

Agile techniques have gained importance as the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments try to quickly launch the integrated electronic health record, or iEHR. With more than 100 scrum teams working at once, it's a lot to coordinate, said Barclay Butler, director of the DoD-VA interagency program office. Read More »

India Adopts A Comprehensive Open Source Policy

The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open standards for procurement. As we've seen in other regions, the adoption of such policies often brings out concerns from some quarters who want to spread 'fear and doubt' about the policy. So, what are the facts about the policy, and how does it fit into India's broader economic development strategy? Read More »

Inside The Struggle For Electronic Health Record Interoperability

Greg Otto | FedScoop | August 20, 2014

Over the past few months, stories have popped up chronicling doctors’, clinicians’ or other health care providers’ headaches moving to and/or accessing EHRs. The chorus of complaints has led the Senate Appropriations Committee to submit language in a draft bill that calls for a report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on what “the challenges and barriers” are to EHR interoperability.” Read More »

Integrated Health Record Tests DoD's Agile Acquisition Aspirations

Jared Serbu | FederalNewsRadio.com | August 31, 2012

A year later, Dr. Barclay Butler was appointed to direct the Interagency Program Office (IPO) that will coordinate DoD and VA's activities. And he's come to the conclusion that development of the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) just isn't compatible with the traditional DoD acquisition system.
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Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | April 22, 2013

The Defense Department's current approach to achieving health record interoperability with the Veterans Affairs Department is "manifestly inconsistent" with White House directives to adopt and use open data standards, according to a memo from the Pentagon's top systems evaluator. Read More »

Interview with Simon Phipps-Patent Trolls and Open Document Format

Gordon Haff interview with OSI's Simon Phipps conducted on July 31st. Phipps talks recent US software patent case decisions and why they're so significant as well as the recent UK government decision about open document formats. Who are the winners and the losers? Read More »

Leeds and Ripple Pick Lockheed Martin to Help Build Open Source Digital Care Record

David Bicknell | Government Computing | June 14, 2016

Leeds City Council and the local Ripple community health initiative have picked Lockheed Martin to help them deliver aspects of an open source IT development to build an integrated digital care record platform. Ripple, which is funded by the NHS Tech Fund and hosted by Leeds City Council on behalf of the NHS Integration Pioneers, is building an open source integrated health and care platform that allows frontline staff to access the most up to date and joined up care information about an individual, helping drive better and safer care...

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Microsoft Eyes Hybrid Open Source Approach to Public Sector Work

Neil Merrett | Government Computing | October 24, 2016

Microsoft is increasingly looking at a hybrid approach that takes advantage of both proprietary enterprise IT and open source technologies for public sector projects to better meet the needs of customers in a multi-platform technology environment. Michael Wignall, national technology officer at Microsoft UK, said that despite being a company long associated with proprietary software and technology changing user needs had facilitated a switch towards providing solutions that offer at least some open source components in the area of Android devices and other platforms...

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Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce Issue Joint Statement Making Commitment to Open Source Healthcare Interoperability

Josh Mandel | Microsoft Industry Blog | August 13, 2018

Interoperability is an overlapping set of technical and policy challenges, from data access to common data models to information exchange to workflow integration – and these challenges often pose a barrier to healthcare innovation. Microsoft has been engaged for many years on developing best practices for interoperability across industries. Today, as health IT community leaders get together at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in Washington, DC, we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft has joined with Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce in support of healthcare interoperability...

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Ministry of ICT and NITA Uganda Urge on Adoption of Open Source Software

Nathan Ernest Olupot | PC Tech | August 22, 2016

Ministry of ICT and NITA Uganda Urge on Adoption of Open Source Software
Increased awareness, integration and adoption of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Uganda, both by government and the private sector is key to improved service delivery by government, reduced cost of public service deliver as well as improve competitiveness of Uganda’s ICT and ICT Enabled Services (ITES), Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, Uganda’s ICT and National Guidance Minister has said...

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MIT Hackathon Tackles HIV, CHF, Parkinson’s With Open-Source Technology

Neil Versel | MobiHealthNews | February 13, 2013

It seems counterintuitive for those who proudly wear the “hacker” label to seek ways to work with established industry players rather than being disruptive in a healthcare sector badly in need of radical change, but that was what happened at Health and Wellness Innovation 2013, the recently concluded 11-day event better known as MIT Media Lab’s Health and Wellness Hackathon. Read More »

New Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds to Drive Industry Adoption of Open Source and Open Standards in IoT

Press Release | Eclipse IoT Working Group | April 27, 2017