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Mining Data For State CDC, Maine HIE Pilot Project Aims For Population Analysis

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | September 10, 2012

The Maine HealthInfoNet is aggregating and analyzing health information exchange data at the population level, with the aim of finding trends and specific figures that currently evade most tools of epidemiology. Read More »

MRSA Cases in Academic Hospitals Double in 5 Years: Study

Press Release | Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America | July 26, 2012

Infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) doubled at academic medical centers in the U.S. between 2003 and 2008, according to a report published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

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National Health IT Week: Celebrating HIT As An Essential Tool

Carolyn M. Clancy | Government Health IT | September 10, 2012

Just as a carpenter finishes his work by making sure that his hammers, chisels and saws are clean, sharp and ready for the next project, so should we take pride in and look after our health IT tools and systems. In essence, that’s what we’re doing at this moment, as the health IT community convenes in Washington, DC, for National Health IT Week. Read More »

NIH Broadens Its Role In Data Science

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | January 11, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is putting a fresh emphasis on health informatics, with Director Francis Collins, MD, creating a new advisory position and recruiting an associate director for Data Science. Read More »

Nomination Deadline Is Approaching—The Accelerating Science Award Program

David Knutson | PlOS Blogs | June 3, 2013

There is less than two weeks for ASAP program award nominations.  This is an opportunity to showcase significant examples of Open Access reuse and to bestow $30,000 to three winners who will be recognized at an Open Access Week kickoff event hosted by SPARC and the World Bank. Read More »

Open access and the Academic Spring continues to blossom in the U.K.

Edward Fullbrook | Real-World Economics Review Blog | July 17, 2012

The Academic Spring has seen four major developments in the last 32 hours. Read More »

Open Access Plan is No Academic Spring

Bruce Reed | The Guardian | July 18, 2012

The UK government is currently making a fundamental choice concerning access to the results of publicly funded research...Everyone agrees that these results should be freely available. So the decision the UK faces is not about whether access to scientific research should be free. Rather, it is about how this should be accomplished. Read More »

Open mHealth Popular Standard (Part 2)

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | December 2, 2015

Normally, one wants to break information down into chunks as small as possible. Bydoing this, you allow data holders to minimize the amount of data they need to send data users, and data users are free to scrutinize individual items or combine them any way they want. But some values in health need to be chunked together. When someone requests blood pressure, both the systolic and diastolic measures should be sent. The time zone should go with the time. On the other hand, mHealth doesn’t need combinations of information that are common in medical settings. For instance, a dose may be interesting to know, but you don’t need the prescribing doctor, when the prescription was written, etc. On the other hand, some app developers have asked the prescription to include the number of refills remaining, so the app can issue reminders.

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Open Source Drug Discovery Gathers Steam

Staff Writer | BioSpectrum | July 6, 2012

The unique CSIR initiative, now has over 6,000 registered participants working on an open source platform for the discovery of drugs of diseases such as TB, malaria and more. Read More »

Open Source Science

David Basanta | Nature Magazine | October 20, 2011

Thanks to a friend I found about this TED video in which Dana Farber's Jay Bradner talks about something which I, and many others, believe is a very powerful idea: open source science. The talk introduces Bradner's research, where he and his colleagues are trying to find molecules that can target cancer cells that relay (have grown) dependent on certain genes. Read More »

Open Source, Soccer-Playing Robots For All!

Beth Carter | Wired | November 7, 2012

What’s cooler than a humanoid robot? Why, a humanoid robot that plays soccer, of course. And you can get one for just 25 grand. Read More »

Open Source: The Future of Drugs

Luis Ibanez | Kitware Blog | April 11, 2011

The Science Translational Medicine Journal published this week a commentary about the recent Toronto Summit, where 43 research, pharma, funder and policy thought-leaders gathered on 16 February 2011 for a summit on pre-competitive disease biology and innovative strategies for drug discovery.

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Open-Source Systems You May Have Taken for Granted: 10 Examples

Chris Preimesberger | | October 4, 2013

A key moment in IT history took place in Mountain View, Calif., on Feb. 3, 1998. That was the day a small group of Silicon Valley software developers (which included Dr. Larry Augustin, now CEO of SugarDB, Eric Raymond and Christine Peterson) sat down to decide that there needed to be an actual name for a new software development genre. The now-familiar term "open source" was first coined at this meeting.

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Opening Access – Views From The South

Lucy Browse, Sioux Cumming, and Susan Murray | ICT Update | June 1, 2013

Open access initiatives help African countries to face development challenges. Read More »

Openness And Visibility

Stephen Rudgard | ICT Update | June 1, 2013

ICT Update is not just about technology. This issue’s guest editor, Stephen Rudgard from FAO, is a major actor in opening agricultural knowledge online. He has asked a number of experts from different backgrounds to provide their perspective on various aspects of opening content. Read More »