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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
BioCurious? The DIY garage biology movement
Would you enjoy reprogramming lab bacteria with DNA from a jellyfish to make them glow green? How about hacking your own genetic data to find out what percentage of the Neanderthal genome you share?  Or building a device that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen?
7 comments Posted 20 Jan 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Department of Veterans Affairs goes social
In an effort to help break down long-perceived barriers between the Department of Veterans Affairs and its stakeholders, the VA announced that it has established Facebook pages for all 152 of its medical centers. By leveraging Facebook, the department hopes to continue expanding access to the VA... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Open source health
This year has seen a good deal of discussion about the escalating costs of healthcare and shrinking access to it. Most of the discussion has centered around how to fix the problems with a series of buzzwords entering our lexicon,  ACO, patient-centered health, EHR-EMR-HIT interoperability, and pay-... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Dec 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Health 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery, the... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Health 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery, the... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Today kicks off the 2011 mHealth Summit in Washington DC, which will run through December 7. The event is expected to be filled with announcements of emerging technologies in mobile health.
1 comment Posted 5 Dec 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
logical radical
When it comes to treating, curing, and preventing cancer, modern medicine has largely failed. You could argue that cancer is far too complicated to unravel in the few millenia we have been documenting it. Or that the billions we spend annually on research is far too little. Established incentives... Read more
8 comments Posted 1 Dec 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Todd Park: New incentives + Information liberation = Rocket fuel for innovation
Every time I come to The Syracuse Tech Garden there is always something new and exciting. This time around Todd Park, chief technology officer (CTO) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) spoke to the upstate New York community in a talk titled Unlocking the power of data, IT, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Nov 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
Drug companies try sharing
The multi-billion-dollar drug sector has endured a decade of under-performance. "Pfizer’s (PFE), Eli Lilly’s (LLY), Merck's (MRK), and Bristol Myers Squibb’s (BMY) stock is trading at half of their value 10 years ago and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is faring slightly better at a negative 25%," reports... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 Oct 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed

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