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ONC Revokes Two EHR Certifications

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | April 26, 2013

Two electronic health record systems, previously certified under the EHR Incentive Program, failed recently to meet industry requirements and have had their certifications revoked, ONC officials announced Thursday. Read More »

ONC Workgroup Walks Tightrope Of Standards Principles

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 31, 2013

Health IT stakeholders are digging in for the task of aligning standards clinical quality measurement and clinical decision support, but they’re still laying the groundwork. Read More »

Open Government Partnership Marks First Anniversary

Kedar Pavgi | Nextgov | September 21, 2012

A year ago, President Obama and 46 other heads of state launched the Open Government Partnership, an initiative designed to increase transparency within governments around the world. The group’s declaration said that all adherent countries would [do the following]: Read More »

Open Source Cloud Platform OpenStack Gains Momentum

Josette Rigsby | Midsize Insider | April 30, 2012

Rackspace, in partnership with NASA, began its efforts to create an open source platform for the cloud back in 2010. Unlike other standards efforts that were already underway, OpenStack provided actual software providers with the ability to create their own cloud products. Since that time, dozens of companies, like Dell, IBM, and Cisco, have joined the effort to create a common cloud infrastructure... Read More »

OSEHRA 2019 Summit Dates Announced

Press Release | OSEHRA | February 8, 2019

Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Open Source Summit: Open SaaS - Open Source in the Cloud from Tuesday, July 9 through Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, just north of Washington, D.C. This year's two-day Summit will showcase leading-edge, open source initiatives and highlight the increasing level of public-private partnership in major programs and agencies. Open source software has become key to both implementation and interoperability as more and more programs opt for cloud-based solutions and software-as-a-service delivery models. This Summit will address ways to optimize open source utilization and community involvement in this new playing field.

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OSEHRA 2019 Summit in Washington to Examine Next Steps for Open Health

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) will be holding its 8th Annual Open Source Summit at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The theme of this year's two-day Summit is "Open SaaS - Open Source in the Cloud," this year's two-day Summit will showcase leading-edge, open source initiatives and highlight the increasing level of public-private partnership in major programs and agencies. Open source software has become key to both implementation and interoperability as more and more programs opt for cloud-based solutions and software-as-a-service delivery models. This Summit will address ways to optimize open source utilization and community involvement in this new playing field.

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Patient Groups Call For Direct To Help Accelerate Data Exchange

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | May 3, 2013

The Direct standard, which enables participants to send authenticated and encrypted health data directly to trusted recipients online, could help to accelerate health information exchange efforts, according to a pair of consumer coalitions. Read More »

Policy And IT Challenges To Achieving Big Data Outcomes, Part 2

John Loonsk | Government Health IT | July 22, 2013

In part one of this series we provided a loose definition of Big Data, described some of the ways that Big Data tools can be used in health, and identified the high degree of alignment of Big Data capabilities with quality and efficiency analytics as well as observational health research... Read More »

Preferred Structures For Cleaned-Up Doctor Data

Fred Trotter | O'Reilly Strata | January 18, 2013

The DocGraph project has an interesting issue that I think will become a common one as  the open data movement continues. For those that have not been keeping up, DocGraph was announced at Strata RX, described carefully on this blog, and will be featured again at Strata 2013... Read More »

Promoting Open Source Software Government: The Challenges of Motivation and Follow-Through

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Radar | September 29, 2011

The Journal of Information Technology & Politics has just published a special issue on open source software. My article "Promoting Open Source Software in Government: The Challenges of Motivation and Follow-Through" appears in this issue, and the publisher has given me permission to put a prepublication draft online. Read More »

Public Medical Labs Could Save Canada $250 Million A Year: Study

Crawford Kilian | The Tyee | January 22, 2013

The Canadian health care system could save a quarter of its billion-dollar annual spending on lab tests if for-profit labs no longer did them, a new study suggests. Read More »

Publishers Do Not Provide Peer-Review. We Do.

Mike Taylor | svpow.com | January 23, 2012

Publishers do not provide peer-review.  We do.  The same body of researchers that writes the papers for publishers also performs peer-review for publishers.  And we charge exactly the same amount: nothing.  Peer review is just one more gift that we give to the publishers.  It’s a gift that I don’t begrudge when the world can benefit from it, through open-access publishing.

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Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson On Open Government

Andrew Gregory | TechRadar | December 23, 2012

INTERVIEW Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson on open government
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RESTful Health Exchange

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | August 2, 2012

I have been involved in a new S&I-affiliated initiative called RESTful Health Exchange (RHEx), which will test application of the REST-style (Representational State Transfer) architecture to health information exchange...RHEx is attempting to develop specifications for secure RESTful transport for healthcare exchange to be used in conjunction with SOAP and SMTP currently being used in Exchange and Direct. Read More »

Seagate Embraces Open Source: Joins The OpenStack Foundation And Open Compute Project

Press Release | Seagate | February 20, 2013

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a worldwide leader in storage solutions, today announced it has become a corporate sponsor member of the OpenStack Foundation and Open Compute Project as part of a collaborative effort to partner with industry leaders to define and promote open source standards for cloud computing. Read More »