healthcare

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Todd Park joined us on July 7 to talk about the power of open data for improving health. His position with HHS was created by the Obama administration as a change agent. And he's taking that role seriously.
0 comments Posted 11 Jul 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Today the Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine are holding their second forum to discuss how health data can be used to support healthcare systems and patients in informed decision making. More than 40 companies will be participating, and the featured speakers... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
"If I tell you that this is the greatest good for a human being, to engage every day in arguments about virtue and the other things you have heard me talk about, examining both myself and others, and if I tell you the unexamined life is not worth living for a human being, you will be even less... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Jun 2011 by Leonard Kish Feed
Big pharma is one of the main scapegoats for the steeply rising costs of medical care. This might make sense when you learn how staggering the pricetag on necessary processes—like clinical trials—can be. According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the U.S.... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 May 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
It was my great pleasure to attend POSSCON 2011 this year. I had the opportunity to do a keynote, a panel discussion, and a technical talk, wearing the hats of both developer as well as "FOSS expert." And that dual-hat nature defines the conference itself quite well. Imagine if OSCON and OSBC had a... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 Apr 2011 by Jim Jagielski (Red Hat) Feed
Todd Park, CTO of the US Department of Health and Human Services, joined an enthusiastic audience at SXSW to talk about the power of open data and innovation to improve health. His role is not to run technology for HHS, but he serves an an entrepreneur in resident to start "virtual startups" within... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The movements behind the Health 2.0 conferences and open government have together helped create or open large amounts of data of many different types. The next step is to connect all of that data so that it's actually meaningful and useful for users. There's a chance now to build things that are... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Sharing health information like diagnoses, lab tests, or prescriptions easily and securely has been a huge challenge for doctors, hospitals, and patients. In fact, many in the healthcare industry still exchange information by mail or fax. The Direct Project works to bring healthcare into the... Read more
2 comments Posted 25 Feb 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
These are the links and slides from our talk in the Ohio LinuxFest Medical Track on Friday, Sept. 10. Relevant links
2 comments Posted 10 Sep 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
When the open source way starts finding its way to the likes of the pharmaceutical industry, it turns a few heads. A combination of free access and open data has started changing the medical research model, beginning with drug companies collaborating on research for Alzheimer's disease. Dana... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Aug 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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