Health

mHero open source healthcare app
Angie Nyakoon and Amanda Gbarmo Ndorbor are two outspoken and energetic women who oversee the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in Liberia. Together, they're applying a new open source app called mHero (that was first used to help them deal with the Ebola... Read more
1 comment Posted 3 Feb 2016 by Paul Jones Feed
Vasily Shishkin shares why and how he uses Blender and 3D printing to help prepare for orthopedic surgeries.
3 comments Posted 16 Dec 2015 by Jason van Gumster Feed
My open source story
Ben Kerensa shares how he got involved with open source as well as why he created Glucosio, an open source project that aims to bring diabetes management and research software to the masses.
2 comments Posted 25 Nov 2015 by Benjamin Kerensa Feed
Evan Liebman, digital director at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, shares why his team decided to adopt Drupal 8 while it was still in beta.
2 comments Posted 15 Jul 2015 by Evan Liebman Feed
After a visit with his doctor for a heart screening, Hugo Silva left with a prescription to monitor his heart with help from BITalino.
12 comments Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Hugo Silva Feed
Health IT has been surprisingly unwilling to deeply support open source software. Despite the huge successes, starting all the way back with VA VistA, for FOSS in health IT, it still struggles for respect, adoption, and consistent funding. An interview with Fred Trotter of Open Source Health, Inc.
1 comment Posted 20 May 2015 by Tony McCormick Feed
When the National Cancer Institute funded caTissue’s development, it also managed the community, maintaining code, documentation, and forums. When funding was pulled and Krishagni took over, there was considerable uncertainty and turmoil in the community. Some adopters lost confidence and switched... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Mar 2015 by Srikanth Adiga Feed
3D printing has received a lot of attention for its applications in the health sector, from helping Bespoke prosthetics change patients' lives to enabling huge strides in stem cell research.
3 comments Posted 23 Feb 2015 by Paul Croft Feed
The new multimedia library draws on the extensive collection of animations and illustrations developed for didactic and procedural videos created for the OP clinician community site.
2 comments Posted 5 Feb 2015 by Steve Carson Feed
Healthcare is one of the most urgent socioeconomic issues of our time. This year, Opensource.com saw a variety of news and feature stories about applying the open source way and open source software (including tools) to alleviating the many problems faced by the healthcare industry. Here are the... Read more
4 comments Posted 26 Dec 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed

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