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."
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.
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.... Read more
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... Read more
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:
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... Read more
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... Read more
In 2006, Luis Falcón founded GNU Health, a free health information system that recently recieved the "Best Project of Social Benefit" award given by the Free Software Foundation. GNU Solidario is the non-profit NGO behind GNU Health, started as a free software project for Primary Care facilities in... Read more
Join the M revolution and the next big thing in healthcare IT: the integration of the node.js programming language with the NoSQL hierarchical database, M. M was developed to organize and access with high efficiency the type of data that is typically managed in healthcare, thus making it uniquely... Read more
At the start of every new year resolutions on diet and health abound. Yet there seems to be little discussion on schoolchildren's health and nutrition, and taking a more open education approach to it. This is remarkable since childhood obesity and diabetes are at record levels in the US. Today... Read more