Health

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

Kickstarter doesn't do healthcare, MedStartr seizes opportunity

network wealth
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

Big data in healthcare: Transparency is transformative

Big data healthcare
The healthcare industry is experiencing off-the-charts growth in data generation. Growing numbers of clinical solutions generate more data every day...Read more

Birth control: An open design concept

A new presciption for open source health care
The future of women’s health—and the health of all U.S. citizens, for that matter—has been in the spotlight lately. Health care regulation is an...Read more

Join the M revolution – M and R programming languages

MUMPS, M and R programming languages
“'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.”...Read more

Open source electronic health records for all

A great deal of excitement is in the air, anticipating OSCON 2012. At the healthcare track , this year we will be sharing the latest news and...Read more

ACOs and Moneyball medicine part IV: Risk-reduction architectures

ACOs and Moneyball medicine part IV: Risk-reduction architectures
We need to "measure what matters" as the saying goes. As we move to new payment models, we'll need to develop platforms that are designed to measure...Read more

Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data

Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data
A few weeks ago Colin Hansen - a politician in the governing party in British Columbia (BC) - penned an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun entitled Unlocking...Read more

The power of the 1 and how open innovation changed global health

How global health was changed with open innovation
[The following is the speech text for the keynote I gave at the SwitchPoint Conference April 20, 2012] It is sometimes said that computer scientists...Read more