Software as a Service (SaaS)

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How Do Cloud-Based EHRs Address Common Implementation Woes?

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | August 29, 2013

After spending thousands of dollars on an EHR system, computers, IT infrastructure, installation, and staff training, most providers hope that they never have to go through the EHR implementation process again. [...] Read More »

How Open Source Start-Ups Can Get Funding (And Go Viral)

Chris Nerney | ITworld | June 19, 2013

Need funding for your open source start-up? Venture capitalist, Salil Deshpande, says build something that leaks up through the floorboard, then support it Read More »

Ignoring the Obvious: Major Health IT Organizations Put Aside Patients

Andy Oram | EMR & HIPAA | November 18, 2016

Frustrated stories from patients as well as health care providers repeatedly underline the importance of making a seismic shift in the storage and control of patient data. The current system leads to inaccessible records, patients who reach nursing homes or other treatment centers without information crucial to their care, excess radiation from repeated tests, massive data breaches that compromise thousands of patients at a time, and–most notably for quality–patients excluded from planning their own care.

A simple solution became available over the past 25 years with the widespread adoption of the Web, and has been rendered even easier by modern Software as a Service (SaaS): storing the entire record over the patient’s lifetime with the patient....

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IMS MAXIMS Awarded Place on G-Cloud Framework for Four Consecutive Years

Press Release | IMS MAXIMS | July 29, 2016

Supplier of the UK’s first open source EPR, IMS MAXIMS has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) G-Cloud Framework for the fourth year in a row, as successful applicants to the G-Cloud 8 were revealed today. The G-Cloud 8 Framework is an online services marketplace which public sector organisations, including agencies and arm’s length bodies, can use to purchase cloud-based services. It is designed to help buyers compare and easily procure digital services that suit their needs...

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Interoperability As A Service (IAAS): The AI Enabled Blockchain

Edward Bukstel | LinkedIn | April 18, 2017

It’s time for patients to come to terms with the fact that there is no financial incentive for healthcare providers to consolidate and normalize data from disparate providers. Patients must be cautious maintaining their patient records on a blockchain or another platform that cannot be used by other institutions, providers, or entities. Without portability, blockchains will add little value to advance patient medical record mobility. Healthcare providers may discover some indirect benefits from the consolidation of medical records — even records not immediately accessible by patients...

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Irvine, Calif-Based Health Tech Firm Acquires Growth Strategy Funding for NICU Mobile App

Press Release | Rapid Healthcare, Inc. | November 17, 2016

Rapid Healthcare Inc., a mobile medical apps software company based in Irvine, California, is proud to announce an important alliance that will increase growth strategies for improved access to health care professionals through funding provided by Watermark Venture Capital. Watermark is a privately held California firm currently deploying its services to support large national companies to start-ups. Watermark Venture Capital selects award candidates for capital infusion, based in key technology growth areas such as the healthcare, artificial intelligence, SaaS and more...

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Is an Open Source EMR (OpenEMR) the Right Choice for Medical Practices?

Being the lead developer of OpenEMR, the world’s most widely deployed open source electronic medical record (EMR) system, I field calls on a daily basis from people who want to implement it. As part of the due diligence to discover and deliver the best possible outcome for the client, we give them a set of different implementation options that they can consider. The options range from a basic OpenEMR implementation at their offices, to a far more advanced and feature-packed “cloud” solution called BlueEHS.

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NASA Open Source Project Back On Track

Frank Konkel | FWC | February 11, 2013

NASA’s shift to open-source content management is back on after the incumbent contractor withdrew a bid protest on Feb. 4. The withdrawal of the protest [...]  allows InfoZen to begin replacing NASA’s existing content management system with open source architecture to run its 140 websites and 1,600 web assets and applications.

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NationBuilder Brings Community Software To Government

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | January 31, 2013

NationBuilder Vice President of Community Adriel Hampton introduces the company’s newest offering, NationBuilder Government. Read More »

Nothing Good Is Free: How Linux and Open Source Companies Make Money

David Gerwirtz | ZD Net | November 18, 2016

We all know how popular and helpful Linux and open source products are, but since most of them are available for free, how do the companies that produce them make any money to pay their bills? As it turns out, lots of ways. Last week's article on Linux for older hardware set a new record for Linux-related articles, in that I did not get even one threatening letter. I did, however, get a bunch of email asking business-related questions about Linux and open source...

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OSEHRA 2015: ZH Healthcare Unveils Health IT as a Service (HITaaS) at Annual Open Source EHR Summit

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | July 31, 2015

ZH Healthcare is announcing a new cloud based service which delivers Health IT as a configurable solution. HITaaS manages all aspects of infrastructure, security, runtime, middleware, OS, virtualization, Servers, storage, contracts, and interfaces. Among its components are fully built software modules that can be customized without coding. Key advantages of HITaaS are...

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Patient Engagement Solutions Market Worth US$ 34.5 Billion by 2023

Press Release | Market Research Engine | September 6, 2016

Market Research Engine has published a new report titled as ''Patient Engagement Solutions Market...The patient engagement solutions market is expected to exceed more than US 34.50 billion by 2023 Growing at a CAGR of 23% in the given forecast period of 2015 to 2023. Patient engagement solutions aid patients handle their health care information and permits for better interaction with medical panel or doctor. It also allows patients to view test results online and communicate with doctors through electronic message. Patient engagement solutions are very important part in mhealth technology. Many healthcare companies have patient engagement solution as target goal such as accountable care organizations and patient centered medical home.

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Second annual Healthcare IT Marketing Conference (HITMC)

Prolific blogger and health IT media magnate, John Lynn and I are teaming up again for the second year to produce and deliver a marketing conference focused on helping digital health, health IT, and medical device  innovators. We’re going to be providing actionable advice and specific techniques you can use to cut through the noise when trying to market healthcare and medical tech products to physicians, hospitals, health systems, ACOs, patients, and similar customers. Read More »

StatRad to Participate in 2016 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting

Press Release | StatRad | June 16, 2016

StatRad®, a leading provider of teleradiology services and makers of the rapidly expanding RadConnect® medical image exchange application, will be welcoming clients at the 2016 SIIM meeting in Portland June 29 through July 1, 2016, in booth No. 605. StatRad’s cloud-based medical image exchange continues to gain rapid adoption as shown by the expansion of RadConnect’s national client base by 55 new hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the past 180 days...

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The Money In Open-Source Software

Max Schireson and Dharmesh Thakker | Tech Crunch | February 9, 2016

It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that give away their software raised roughly $3.2 billion in financing from 2011 to 2014. Even major enterprise-IT vendors are relying on open-source for critical business functions today. It’s a big turnaround from the days when former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously called the open-source Linux operating system “a cancer” (and obviously a threat to Windows)...

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