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SwitchPoint
At the first annual SwitchPoint Conference, we’ll bring together some of the best minds in innovation from a broad range of fields and ask them to apply their best thinking to the critical challenge of global health. What kinds of people? Inventors, industry greats, tech, open source, and mobile... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Apr 2012 by Heather LaGarde Feed
Part III: Moneyball medicine, narratives, probabilities, and making better medic
The Ohio Lottery is now 500+ million. $700 million has already been taken in on this drawing, not a bad for the state. Lotteries work and Vegas was built on this simple notion: we believe we can beat the odds, we all believe we are a little special. Part of our notion of being special, of our... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Apr 2012 by Leonard Kish Feed
ACOs and Moneyball medicine part II: A new era of Network Science in health care
Dave Chase (@chasedave), CEO of Avado, spoke at the Collaborative Health Consortium's weekly Pilots and Collaborations call last Friday. Dave led with the quote from Dr. Josh Umbehr:
0 comments Posted 3 Apr 2012 by Leonard Kish Feed
Big data, algorithms, and moneyball medicine - Part I
I finally got around to watching Moneyball this week. Great film. Roger Ebert points out that the film "isn't so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistics." (I'll let you guess who wins if you haven't seen the movie). The main character was neither Billy Beane (Brad Pitt)... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Mar 2012 by Leonard Kish Feed
The M programming language is also known as MUMPS. Which stands for Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System. Read my earlier post introducing the multi-user, strongly imperative language designed to manipulate and control massive databases. Then get started using it with... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Mar 2012 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Watson by IBM
Watson, IBM’s formidable supercomputer Jeopardy contestant, made a video appearance at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Watson appeared in a talk given by Dr. Martin Kohn, chief medical scientist for IBM's Care Delivery Systems.
0 comments Posted 2 Mar 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
It's Hosted, The Patient View
Patient care has always been vital to healthcare. At the same time,  patient engagement has always been frighteningly low. Patients have been passive players in their own care, depending on and assuming that 'doctor knows best.'
4 comments Posted 29 Feb 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
HIMSS open source
A not-so-intimate group of healthcare IT professionals (a record-setting 37,032 attendees) gathered February 20 at the 2012 HIMSS conference in Las Vegas. They kicked off a week of talks, discussions and collaboration sessions addressing ways to tackle the challenges in the healthcare IT industry.... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Feb 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
The most comprehensive healthcare IT event, the HIMSS12 Annual Conference & Exhibition, is happening this week in Las Vegas at the Venetian Sands Expo Convention Center. This Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) event offers information, education sessions, and talks... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Feb 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
MUMPS
Are you a geek? If so, driving the future of healthcare is now within your grasp. What do you have to do? Learn the M programming language, and teach it to others. What’s the M programming language? The M programming language is also known as MUMPS. Which stands for Massachusetts General Hospital... Read more
31 comments Posted 2 Feb 2012 by Luis Ibanez Feed

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