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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
Feedback loop
The premise of a feedback loop is simple: Give people real-time information about their actions, and they're more likely to change those actions for the better.
1 comment Posted 1 Sep 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
quantified self
Beyond the walls of our constrained health system, there is a movement that could change the entire context of healthcare. While the US health system struggles to open patient health data and to allow for better data sharing among providers, the self-tracking movement, known as the "quantified self... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Aug 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, recently gave a talk at OSCON 2011 explaining why free software is critical on implantable medical devices. (Sandler has a defibrillator.) She's wants the FDA to collect and examine the source code used in such devices, and make the... Read more
3 comments Posted 9 Aug 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, recently gave a talk at OSCON 2011 explaining why free software is critical on implantable medical devices. (Sandler has a defibrillator.) She's wants the FDA to collect and examine the source code used in such devices, and make the... Read more
3 comments Posted 9 Aug 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
One June 9th, The Department of Health and Human Services hosted the second Health Data Initiative challenge. The point behind the challenge is to promote and accelerate the use of open data to improve health. As part of the presentation, winning apps, utilizing the public data and conceived and... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Aug 2011 by Briana Campbell Feed
The interview below, with Scott Lundstrom, group vice president for IDC Health Insights, first appeared as a video presentation. To help guide healthcare organizations as they consider going forward with open source software, Red Hat, Inc. posed the following questions to Scott. Q: What healthcare... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Aug 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
The Germany-based Escherichia coli outbreak that killed at least 50 people and hospitalized thousands  in May and June of 2011 has been declared officially over. Researchers credit advances in DNA-sequencing technologies and the ability to freely share data and collaborate with groups of... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Aug 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Every January I struggle to get a childcare reservation in the gym. By early February it becomes easier and by March 1 its no problem.  Anecdotally, I know New Year's resolutions for fitness plans are short- lived. But research too suggests that most wellness plans, such as dieting and fitness,... Read more
1 comment Posted 25 Jul 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Passionate people from around the world gathered for one purpose: to facilitate the engagement of egalitarian, community-governed healthcare. This international conference, entitled "Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow", was sponsored by the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) on June 9 and 10... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jul 2011 by Beverly Pearl Feed

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