open health tracking
Companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are collecting enormous amounts of information all day, every day. They use powerful supercomputers to analyze this data. Many people use this to better market products to consumers, for instance. But, how can big data do more? We see companies and... Read more
9 comments Posted 4 Dec 2013 by Dick MacInnis Feed
open and free health care
If yu waa good, yu nose affi run. "Success requires hard work" is the meaning of this Jamaican proverb. With a bright Caribbean sun and an even brighter welcoming crew, GNU Health unshipped in a new bay recently. In cooperation with the Jamaican Ministry of Health, a group from GNU Solidario... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Nov 2013 by Gabriela Brenes Feed
open source health
Rare diseases are defined as as those afflicting populations of fewer than 200,000 patients, or about 1 in 1,500 people. There are about 7,000 rare diseases, the majority of which are genetically related and commonly affecting the very young (infants). At first glance, rare diseases seem to only... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Oct 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open source health
This year, I was privileged enough to speak at the Open Hardware Summit. It was a wonderful experience, and I hope to return again in the years to come. During my time making cool projects for Hackaday, I regularly experienced that fantastic feeling that came with the realization that people really... Read more
3 comments Posted 27 Sep 2013 by Caleb Kraft Feed
translating open health materials
Back in January, we launched our translation pilot for Open.Michigan, focusing on two video series for health education. We are thrilled to report that the translation activities are still going strong—57 volunteers to date, 53 videos that include 128 completed translations covering 11 languages,... Read more
1 comment Posted 2 Sep 2013 by Kathleen Ludewig Omollo Feed
M database and node.js
In part one of this tutorial, I introduced the integration between the hierarchical data structures of the M database and the hierarchical structures of the Node.js language. Here, in part two, I focus on the fact that this integration is equivalent to incorporating persistance storage in the Node.... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 May 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Twitter data for healthcare
As the open source ethic has changed the way that we share and develop resources, crowdsourcing is redefining how we can create new resources based upon that willingness to share. One example of crowdsourcing at work for the betterment of us all is public health researchers turning to Twitter to... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 May 2013 by Sarah Fudin Feed
M Language and Databse
Join the M revolution and the next big thing in healthcare IT: the integration of the node.js programming language with the NoSQL hierarchical database, M. M was developed to organize and access with high efficiency the type of data that is typically managed in healthcare, thus making it uniquely... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Feb 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
At the start of every new year resolutions on diet and health abound. Yet there seems to be little discussion on schoolchildren's health and nutrition, and taking a more open education approach to it. This is remarkable since childhood obesity and diabetes are at record levels in the US. Today... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Jan 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
year in review health
Open source in healthcare remains in its infancy. This year saw some great activity with open source in health. Our community covered medical devices with available source code, electronic patient records, open product design and 3D printing, crowdfunding, and big data. These big ideas and... Read more
4 comments Posted 28 Dec 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed