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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
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

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