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Open*Health: 2011 in review

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...Read more

What's your favorite Open*Health image from 2011?

Open*Health 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery, the content on the site would be plain and unsightly. We'd like to highlight some of the images from 2011 and give you a chance to pick your favorite.Read more

Open*Health 2011 best images

Open*Health 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The...Read more

mHealth 2012: Innovators Challenge

Today kicks off the 2011 mHealth Summit in Washington DC, which will run through December 7. The event is expected to be filled with announcements of...Read more

Open source cancer research

logical radical
When it comes to treating, curing, and preventing cancer, modern medicine has largely failed. You could argue that cancer is far too complicated to...Read more

Todd Park: New incentives + Information liberation = Rocket fuel for innovation

Todd Park: New incentives + Information liberation = Rocket fuel for innovation
Every time I come to The Syracuse Tech Garden there is always something new and exciting. This time around Todd Park , chief technology officer (CTO...Read more

Open for Business: Employees with benefits

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...Read more

Drug companies try sharing

Drug companies try sharing
The multi-billion-dollar drug sector has endured a decade of under-performance. "Pfizer’s ( PFE ), Eli Lilly’s ( LLY ), Merck's ( MRK ), and Bristol...Read more