Health

Learn about the roles open source technologies and communities are playing in international health and humanitarian efforts.

OpenStreetMap's 10th birthday, open source medical devices, and more

Open source news for your reading pleasure. August 9 - 15, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at...Read more

Open source to make caring for your health feel wonderful

Juhan Sonin wants to influence the world from protein, to policy, to pixel. And, he believes the only way to do that is with open source principles...Read more

Doctors unite to increase access to quality health information

Six years ago, Dr. James Heilman was working a night shift in the ER when he came across an error-ridden article on Wikipedia. Someone else might...Read more

Free software for healthcare facilities in need

I wrote about the mission of GNU Solidario, the non-profit behind GNU Health , last year and interviewed the head of the project, Luis Falcon, about...Read more

What's behind the success of free and open source healthcare?

Black Duck recently published the results of their Future of Open Source Survey , finding the healthcare industry to be one of the most impacted by...Read more

Some patients are eager to share their personal data

While many researchers encounter no privacy-based barriers to releasing data, those working with human participants, such as doctors, psychologists,...Read more

Can open science help patients and save pharma?

Open science research and development hybrid development model can protect pharma company profits while reducing costs of medicines for consumers...Read more

International team of scientists open sources search for malaria cure

In late November 2012, the Open Source Malaria ( OSM ) team gained a new member who lived and worked almost 1700 kilometers away from the synthetic...Read more