Health

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

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

Helping African hospitals with open source software

Open source medicine
The daily management and operation of a hospital requires enormous effort. These days, most hospitals utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)...Read more

Small group of makers transforms a big idea into a community of users

belief
Belief in a more collaborative process. Perseverence to make things better. Shared knowledge and access for all. These are the things that come to...Read more

Mercy Health sets up Drupal and Alfresco for their main portal

open health
Mercy Health supports several hospitals and clinics across many different geographical locations in the US. Each geographical location has...Read more

Imaging and radiology paves the way for industry adoption of open source

open source in healthcare
Open source software in healthcare has been instrumental for sharing common tools and increasing adoption of emerging medical information technology...Read more

Three college students build a health provider search site in six weeks

open source healthcare website
In six weeks, a team of three college students with no industry experience and only academic software-specific knowledge, developed and designed a...Read more