Health

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

Success of GNU Health goes beyond free software

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In 2006, Luis Falcón founded GNU Health, a free health information system that recently recieved the " Best Project of Social Benefit " award given...Read more

Node.js integrates with M: Next big thing in healthcare IT

M Language and Databse
Join the M revolution and the next big thing in healthcare IT: t he integration of the node.js programming language with the NoSQL hierarchical...Read more

Is open source the missing building block to improved nutrition for schoolkids?

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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...Read more

One man takes his medical records public to cure his brain cancer

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Salvatore Iaconesi has brain cancer. And he's doing something about it that most don't: taking it into his own hands. And the hands of hundreds of...Read more

Healthcare slow to adopt, not to adapt: Promise for open source in 2013

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...Read more

Open data set provides objective doctor ranking

open source doctor
Are you an academic, scientist, health policy junkie... or just a person who goes to see your doctor every now and then? Well, listen up: a new...Read more

How far does openness in government trickle down?

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What's it like to work for your state government? What kinds of software are approved for use? How far do you think openness in government trickles...Read more

Improving healthcare innovation with MedStartr

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MedStartr is a new way to fund healthcare initiatives—think Kickstarter for doctors, patients, and what ails them. It's headed up by Mike Pence and...Read more