Health

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.
1 comment Posted 12 Jun 2013 by David Brooks Feed
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.... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 May 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
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... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 May 2013 by Sarah Fudin Feed
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:
0 comments Posted 10 Apr 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
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... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Apr 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open food
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
0 comments Posted 22 Mar 2013 by Theodora Middleton Feed
open heartbeat
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
5 comments Posted 12 Mar 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
M Language and Databse
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
1 comment Posted 5 Feb 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
cooking
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
1 comment Posted 24 Jan 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
rx open source
Salvatore Iaconesi has brain cancer. And he's doing something about it that most don't: taking it into his own hands. And the hands of hundreds of others, as they all work together to cure his disease (and offer hope to others). The project is called The Cure, and at it's apex as many as 200 people... Read more
3 comments Posted 16 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed

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