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Why open source is the future of clinical trials

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Clinovo is a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) that partners with life science companies to streamline their clinical trials. Their CTO Marc Desgrousilliers is managing the development of ClinCapture, their open source Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system. In this interview, he tells us more about why healthcare needs open source and why it is the future of clinical trials.

Read more in this interview with Marc Desgrousilliers.

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Big data and Hospital OS improve Thai diet

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Tracing the career path of Dr. Kongkiat Kespechara is like reading a treasure map: there are twists and turns and surprises all along the way, but promises an unfolding bounty at the end. Here are some of his current activities: Dr. Kespechara is a still-practicing MD, a software entrepreneur, an open source pioneer, a force in economic development, a big data processor, a nutritionist, an agriculturist and a retailer. Let me explain.

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Open source EHRs empower America's community health centers

Open source electronic health records

How the economics of open source make sense for large scale, national healthcare infrastructure projects.

A recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, examined "the use of open source electronic health records within the federal safety net."

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Doctor, your patient will see you now

The open source way for healthcare

If doctors can't be as accessible and transparent as the tablet or smartphone that lay in the hands of their patients, they can't expect to gain the respect of those they try to heal.

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Node.js integrates with M: a tutorial, part two

M database and node.js

In part one of this tutorial, I introduced the integration between the hierarchical data structures of the M database and the hierarchical structures of the Node.js language.

Here, in part two, I focus on the fact that this integration is equivalent to incorporating persistance storage in the Node.js language using a data model similar to JSON structures. This built upon a proven database that is known to deliver high performace for demanding applications. » Read more

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Tracking real-time health with Twitter data serves as an early warning system

Twitter data for healthcare

As the open source ethic has changed the way that we share and develop resources, crowdsourcing is redefining how we can create new resources based upon that willingness to share. One example of crowdsourcing at work for the betterment of us all is public health researchers turning to Twitter to collect real-time data about public health.

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Contributing to open source projects from 9 to 5, and beyond

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Luis Ibanez was recently awarded a People's Choice Award by our readers for his contributions to the site. It's no wonder he has so much to say and impart on open source projects—he works on them fulltime! 

In this Community Spotlight, Luis sheds light on what projects he contributes to, why he believes it is important we all give back at some point, and what open source tools he can't live without.

Plus, learn where developers are desperately needed and can make a huge difference in society.

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SwitchPoint Conference to gather innovators in global health

SwitchPoint Conference

The 2nd annual SwitchPoint Conference approaches this month in North Carolina, gathering innovators from across industries to discuss increasing global health equity. (Read Michael Tiemann's keynote from last year's SwitchPoint.) This year's more than 40 presenters include: » Read more

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Node.js integrates with M: a tutorial, part one

M Language and Databse

We have talked recently about the significance of integrating the Node.js language with the powerful M database, particularly in the space of healthcare applications.

The efficiency of Node.js combined with the high performance of M, provides an unparalleled fresh approach for building healthcare applications.

Here is how you can try this today: » Read more

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Open Data Day project calls for more openness in food facts

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One of the cool projects that OKF France were hacking away on during Open Data Day last weekend was Open Food Facts. It’s a free, open collaborative database of food facts from around the world, which aims to help consumers make better choices about what they put in their body, as well as motivating industry to take more care over the production of food.

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