healthcare

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 for Business: Employees with benefits
Paul Graham coined the term 'ramen profitable' to describe the sort of start-up companies that can quickly reach profitability because they have low overhead and few expenses. I think of OpenNMS as 'sushi profitable'--that is, profitable enough to provide a few of the finer things in life. Like... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2011 by Tarus Balog Feed
Not long ago, I was in the audience at a symposium organized by the leaders of the Henry Ford Health System, a $4-billion-a-year health-and-hospital company based in Detroit. The organization's leaders had called the symposium to explain to local executives why they were making the biggest... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Jul 2011 by Bill Taylor Feed
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Todd Park joined us on July 7 to talk about the power of open data for improving health. His position with HHS was created by the Obama administration as a change agent. And he's taking that role seriously.
0 comments Posted 11 Jul 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Today the Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine are holding their second forum to discuss how health data can be used to support healthcare systems and patients in informed decision making. More than 40 companies will be participating, and the featured speakers... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
"If I tell you that this is the greatest good for a human being, to engage every day in arguments about virtue and the other things you have heard me talk about, examining both myself and others, and if I tell you the unexamined life is not worth living for a human being, you will be even less... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Jun 2011 by Leonard Kish Feed
Big pharma is one of the main scapegoats for the steeply rising costs of medical care. This might make sense when you learn how staggering the pricetag on necessary processes—like clinical trials—can be. According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the U.S.... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 May 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
It was my great pleasure to attend POSSCON 2011 this year. I had the opportunity to do a keynote, a panel discussion, and a technical talk, wearing the hats of both developer as well as "FOSS expert." And that dual-hat nature defines the conference itself quite well. Imagine if OSCON and OSBC had a... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 Apr 2011 by Jim Jagielski (Red Hat) Feed
Todd Park, CTO of the US Department of Health and Human Services, joined an enthusiastic audience at SXSW to talk about the power of open data and innovation to improve health. His role is not to run technology for HHS, but he serves an an entrepreneur in resident to start "virtual startups" within... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The movements behind the Health 2.0 conferences and open government have together helped create or open large amounts of data of many different types. The next step is to connect all of that data so that it's actually meaningful and useful for users. There's a chance now to build things that are... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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