Major Upcoming Open Source & Health IT Conferences

There are a number of major upcoming conferences and events related to Open Source & Health IT our readers might want to follow or attend over this next month. For example:

OSEHRA 2nd Annual Open Source EHR Summit
The 2nd Annual OSEHRA Summit & Workshop will be held September 4-6, 2013, in N. Bethesda, Maryland.  It is aimed at everyone interested in learning more about 'Open Source' and Electronic Health Record (EHR). The focus of this years conference is on innovation, agile software development, emerging 'open source' business models, shared VA/DoD health IT solutions, public-private health information exchange (HIE), personal health records (PHR), and more.  Read more on the OSEHRA Summit.

2013 Open Hardware Summit at MIT
The 2013 Open Hardware Summit will take place on September 6, 2013 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The annual conference is organized by the Open Source Hardware Association, features speakers and panel discussions centered on the topics of Open Source Hardware (OSHW) and the growing global Open Source Movement.

LinuxCon North America 2013
LinuxCon is the conference for all matters Linux. It brings together developers, sysadmins, and information technology (IT) architects to learn and collaborate on the latest technical issues facing the Linux and IT operations ecosystems. Launched in 2009, LinuxCon has quickly become known for offering top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration, and more.

National Health IT Week 2013
The 8th Annual National Health IT Week is being held September 16-20, 2013.  With partners across the U.S., National Health Information Technology Week is a virtual event with various activities in communities from Maine to California.  Read more about Health IT Week.

3rd Annual Consumer Health IT Summit
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will hold the 3rd Annual Consumer Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., on September 16, 2013. Learn more about public and private sector led advancements to equip and empower patients to better manage their health in this digital era. 

Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon)
The Open Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2013 Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 17th -18th September. The theme of this year’s edition will be Open Data – 'Broad, Deep, Connected'.

FOSS4G 2013 Conference
FOSS4G is the global conference for Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geospatial. It is organized by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). In 2013, FOSS4G will be held in in the United Kingdom for the first time, at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, September 17-21, 2013.

The 5th Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Conference
The Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) Conference is to be held this year in Riga, Latvia. The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission is carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.

Stanford Medicine X
Medicine X brings together the most innovative and engaging minds in academia and industry to exchange bold new ideas about the future of medicine and the role technology will play in improving health. The conference attracts public health officials, venture capitalists, health-care practitioners, researchers, technologists, patients, design experts, and business leaders. Stanford Medicine X 2012 drew nearly 500 attendees from 30 countries.  See OHN News & Blogs on Health IT in 2040.

Health 2.0: 7th Annual Conference
The Health 2.0 Conference brings a fresh approach to showcasing cutting-edge innovation that’s transforming health and health care. The conference brings together some of the best minds, resources and technology in compelling panels, discussions and product demonstrations.

For more information on major Open Source & Health IT Conferences, Summits, and Events over the coming year, check out the Open Health News (OHN) Calendar of Events.


Notes from OSEHRA Summit 2013

Notes from OSEHRA Summit 2013 held this past week. It was very interesting and informative.