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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
Hackteria
An abundance of high tech devices--year-old mobile phones abandoned for the latest iPhone release, low-pixel digital cameras, too-slow gaming devices and other consumer electronics--get tossed into our local landfills every day. Most people don't realize that these tossed aside 'black boxes' have... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Oct 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Get free, personalized health advice and answers with HealthTap
Five months ago, HealthTap launched its public beta to help people share health information based not around symptoms or treatments, but around the individual. This week they've expanded the system by launching iPhone and Android apps.
2 comments Posted 29 Sep 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Two Formula 1 McLarens
In a rare but interesting example of pharma's willingness to look outside its own industry for innovation, GlaxoSmithKline is teaming with Formula 1's McLaren Group in effort to learn from the cutting-edge technology of motor racing.
1 comment Posted 21 Sep 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Pharma 3.0
Imagine you could take your prescription pill with a microchip attached. And when ingested, the chip sends wireless signals through your body and transmits not only ingestion information but also your real-time heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, even body angle and sleep status. You can... Read more
6 comments Posted 20 Sep 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
open source health IT
Healthcare IT is experiencing a revolution, and open source is driving change across the industry. Fundamental principles underpinning the growth of open source from collaboration and transparency to the community network are rapidly transforming the way we think about about healthcare.
2 comments Posted 8 Sep 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed

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