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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
year in review health
Open source in healthcare remains in its infancy. This year saw some great activity with open source in health. Our community covered medical devices with available source code, electronic patient records, open product design and 3D printing, crowdfunding, and big data. These big ideas and... Read more
4 comments Posted 28 Dec 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open source doctor
Are you an academic, scientist, health policy junkie... or just a person who goes to see your doctor every now and then? Well, listen up: a new project by Fred Trotter and Not Only Development was recently granted protection under the Freedom of Information Act and met it's crowdfunding effort on... Read more
1 comment Posted 20 Nov 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
whitehurst money
MedStartr is a new way to fund healthcare initiatives—think Kickstarter for doctors, patients, and what ails them. It's headed up by Mike Pence and Alex Fair, two guys of different backgrounds and expertise who've come together to share the same dream and passion for helping those in physical need...
1 comment Posted 25 Sep 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
network wealth
MedStartr is a new way to fund healthcare initiatives—think Kickstarter for doctors, patients, and what ails them. It's headed up by Mike Pence and Alex Fair, two guys of different backgrounds and expertise who've come together to share the same dream and passion for helping those in physical need...
2 comments Posted 19 Sep 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
Big data healthcare
The healthcare industry is experiencing off-the-charts growth in data generation. Growing numbers of clinical solutions generate more data every day--including electronic medical records, communication systems, and digital image archiving. On top of that,  wearable sensor networks compile... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Aug 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
A new presciption for open source health care
The future of women’s health—and the health of all U.S. citizens, for that matter—has been in the spotlight lately. Health care regulation is an important issue to both President Obama and health care organizations like Planned Parenthood—both of whom argue that it’s critical to pass laws ensuring... Read more
5 comments Posted 2 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
MUMPS, M and R programming languages
“'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.” Kurt Vonnegut
5 comments Posted 25 Jul 2012 by Luis Ibanez Feed
OSHERA
A great deal of excitement is in the air, anticipating OSCON 2012. At the healthcare track, this year we will be sharing the latest news and upcoming plans for OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Records Agent. This young organization was set up last year by the US Department of Veterans... Read more
5 comments Posted 13 Jul 2012 by Luis Ibanez Feed
ACOs and Moneyball medicine part IV: Risk-reduction architectures
We need to "measure what matters" as the saying goes. As we move to new payment models, we'll need to develop platforms that are designed to measure and learn from a wide array of data points about what works in keeping people healthy. Of course, we'll need health care architectures that can... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 May 2012 by Leonard Kish Feed

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