Health

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

Coding for good: Highlights from the open source humanitarian movement

HFOSS, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software, is a movement inspired first by the December 2004 Asian tsunami, and then by other humanitarian...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

Kickstarter doesn't do healthcare, MedStartr seizes opportunity

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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

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