News Clips

EHRs Not Meeting The Challenges Of Primary Care According To New Study

Press Release | Regenstrief Institute | June 15, 2021

"The human mind can do many things well. Digesting vast amounts of patient information while multitasking in time-constrained situations exposes a limitation. EHR technology should be able to complement or enhance physicians' abilities in these scenarios," said Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist April Savoy, PhD, who led the new study. "But current EHRs are overloading primary care physicians with information in disparate files and folders rather than presenting comprehensive, actionable data in a context that gives meaning.

Read More »

The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon Asia 2021

Press Release | Apache Software Foundation | June 9, 2021

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced keynotes, sponsors, and program for ApacheCon Asia, taking place online 6-8 August 2021. Registration is open and free for all attendees. "We're excited to hold ApacheCon Asia online following last year's highly successful ApacheCon@Home," said Sheng Wu, ApacheCon Asia co-Chair and member of the ASF Board of Directors. "The pandemic mobilized the global Apache community to collectively produce a first-rate online event, supported by an outstanding group of sponsors. We are proud to build on ApacheCon's new virtual format and bring the ApacheCon Asia program to participants joining us from any location."

Read More »

Three Lessons Learned From A Technology Entrepreneur’s Journey: It Takes People, Patience, And Persistence

Joe McKendrick | Forbes | June 5, 2021

...it takes much, much more than a great idea to build a business — no matter how wondrous the technology. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to speak with many technology professionals who got tired of working for someone else and parlayed their talents into starting new businesses. What they consistently have shared is that technical chops and interesting ideas are only half the story — or maybe even only 25% of it. Success is more dependent on developing the people skills and coping mechanisms to deal with fickle customers, difficult employees, nervous investors, constantly probing competitors, and incursions by larger tech giants. Oh, and one more thing — tending to the needs of one’s family and personal well-being....Bruno Lowagie has a word for the individual with technical skills who channels their technical chops into a business idea — “entreprenerd.”

Read More »

Open Source Maintainers Take Center Stage, Joined by Leaders from GitHub, Red Hat, Google, and JFrog at Tidelift Upstream Event

Press Release | Tidelift | May 18, 2021

Tidelift, the premier provider of solutions for managing the open source software behind modern applications, today announced the schedule for Upstream, a free, one-day virtual event that brings together developers, open source maintainers, and the extended network of people who care most about their work. United by a vision to make open source work better for everyone, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the maintainers behind the open source tools they use every day and learn from industry experts developing with open source at scale. "We don't often stop to think about all the open source libraries, frameworks, and components we depend on until something goes wrong. Upstream aims to change that," said Joshua Simmons, ecosystem strategy lead, Tidelift. "We're honored to have the opportunity to bring together some of the greatest minds in open source and celebrate all of the things that make open source and the people who work on it amazing."

Read More »

OSCAR Pro EMR Becomes First Canadian EMR and Telehealth Platform to Offer Health Records on iPhone

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies Corp. | May 5, 2021

WELL Health Technologies Corp...today announced Health Records on iPhone is now rolling out for clinicians and patients across WELL's primary care clinics, EMR network, Tia Health virtual care service and "apps.health" marketplace. Health Records on iPhone allows patients to securely view and store their own available medical records from multiple providers right in the Apple Health app on their iPhone or iPod touch, with their privacy and data protected at all times. "Delivering on patient-centric healthcare and patient enablement is a big part of WELL's overarching mission and vision.  For this reason, we are delighted to be the first telehealth and Canadian EMR platform in Canada to offer Health Records and enable patients to download and view their health information on iPhone," said Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of WELL.

Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Cluster Modeling on COVID-19 Data at Scale Offers Opportunity for Improved Patient Outcomes

Press Release | Bitscopic | April 30, 2021

Bitscopic Inc., a Silicon Valley based healthcare analytics company, has contracted with the VA Innovation Ecosystem 10X3 for a ground-breaking project to discover best practices in COVID treatment by examining large volumes of medical and other data sets from those who tested positive for COVID-19. The data includes patient health records, socio-economic data, epidemiological data for given geographic areas, and any available genomics or similar indicators for the discovery of significant patterns in patient subpopulations that can lead to improved care protocols and outcomes.

Read More »

Emergency Open Source EMR Created In A Week To Respond To Covid-19 Crisis

Press Release | Regenstrief Institute | April 22, 2021

A team from Regenstrief Institute leveraged OpenMRS, a global open-source electronic medical record (EMR), to create an emergency EMR for Indianapolis first responders preparing for a possible influx of COVID-19 patients. This process was completed in a week to allow Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) to register patients, collect basic clinical information, and send these encounters to Indiana's health information exchange, a crucial element to help the response to the COVID-19 pandemic...This work demonstrates that it is possible to leverage existing tools to create EMRs in emergency situations to improve crisis response. "We learned valuable lessons from this experience that can be applied to future emergencies. This system can be adapted to work in other states or even countries, and it can be done very quickly," said Burke Mamlin, M.D., a project leader and member of Regenstrief's Global Health Informatics program. "This shows the value of open source and how it can lead to global goods that can benefit us in the United States."

Read More »

apps.health Platform Adopts FHIR to Advance Digital Health Interoperability for Open Source EMRs

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies Corp. | April 12, 2021

WELL Health Technologies Corp...is pleased to announce its apps.health marketplace and WELL EMR Group have launched an API that supports the key industry interoperability standard known as FHIR. FHIR is an emerging standard for exchanging healthcare data which has been broadly adopted in the U.S. and is being implemented in many other countries including Canada.  In addition, major consumer and cloud technology companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have publicly committed to the FHIR standard and have incorporated FHIR capabilities into their web service offerings.

Read More »

What Can We Learn from a Big Boat Stuck in a Canal?

Matt Stoller | BIG | March 28, 2021

...The answer to addressing the problem of thinned out supply chains is to recognize that hyper-efficient globalization inherently carries the downside of unpredictable shortages, geopolitical tension, and supply disruptions. And then redesign our global trading order to make it less efficient and more resilient. There are three basic changes we'll need. First, we need to restore anti-monopoly rules, such as antitrust, to prevent the consolidation of production and distribution in the first place. Second, we should re-impose friction, like tariffs, in global trading so that we relocalize production. Trade is generally a good thing, but every country or geographic bloc should be able to provide itself with the essentials, in case there are disruptions. Third, we should rapidly restructure the way that firms finance themselves, so that they have less debt. Debt is a cruel taskmaster, and it leads CEOs to cut deeply not just into fat but into muscle and bone.

Read More »

BookZurman Achieves ISO/IEC 20000 Certification

Press Release | BookZurman | March 26, 2021

BookZurman recently worked to acquire International Standard for Organization (ISO) status, specifically achieving the ISO/IEC 20000 certification. Internationally agreed upon by experts, ISO standards are formed in response to a need in the market, developed through a multi-stakeholder process, based on global expert opinion, and grounded on a consensus approach. “As a healthcare standards and interoperability consulting firm, everything we do is connected to the power of standards. ISO certification showcases how seriously we take standards in all areas of our work,” said President Brian Book.

Read More »

New Timeline of Deadliest California Wildfire Could Guide Lifesaving Research and Action

Press Release | National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | February 28, 2021

What made the Camp Fire so devastating? And what lessons can we learn to prevent another disaster of this scale? Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun to answer these questions by investigating the conditions leading up to the fire and meticulously reconstructing the sequence of events describing the first 24 hours of its progression. A new report containing the timeline identifies areas where more research is needed to improve life safety and reduce structural losses. It also offers a detailed look at how a large and deadly fire advances - information that will become increasingly valuable as fire seasons continue to intensify.

Read More »

Nextcloud Hub 21 Out With Up To Ten Times Better Performance, Whiteboard And More Collaboration Features

Press Release | Nextcloud | February 22, 2021

Nextcloud GmbH, the company behind the worlds' most deployed on-premises content collaboration platform, announces immediate availability of Nextcloud Hub 21, bringing a massive performance improvement and important new collaboration features in Text, Talk, Groupware and Files. The new High Performance Back-end for Files in particular reduces server load from desktop clients and web interface polling by 90% while delivering instant notifications and file changes to users.

Read More »

Bastille Announces Commercial Availability Of Solution That Can Accurately Locate Cell Phones Indoors Using Only Cellular Signals

Press Release | Bastille | February 20, 2021

Bastille, the leader in enterprise threat detection through software-defined radio (SDR), today announced its new Bastille Enterprise Cellular Intrusion Detection for enterprises. "Bastille has been doing radio frequency (RF) and Cellular Intrusion Detection and research for the Government for years" said Chris Risley, CEO at Bastille. "Only in 2020 did Bastille finally receive FCC approval for its Civilian cellular sensor array. This allows Bastille for the first time to offer accurate Cellular Intrusion Detection to the Enterprise. Now corporations can have the RF security that the DoD and Intelligence Community rely on to protect the nation's secrets." Bastille provides corporations the ability to discover, locate, and mitigate radio borne threats to their assets, facilities and networks.

Read More »

Peak Experience: 2021 ASAP Global Alliance Summit Delivers Everything You Need to Know About Collaborating Today

Press Release | Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) | February 12, 2021

You can't excel at any craft if you don't fine-tune your tools and techniques. The 2021 ASAP Global Alliance Summit, the alliance professional's best annual forum for learning new tricks of the trade, is a little over a month away. Registration starts at under $500 and alliance managers of all stripes are lining up to take advantage of the event's many presentations, roundtables, master classes, and networking opportunities that have proven invaluable to thousands of attendees over the past two decades. Bruce Cozadd, chairman and CEO of Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Jay McBain, principal analyst for channels, partnerships and alliances at Forrester Research; and Bronwyn Hastings, senior vice president of worldwide channel sales and ecosystem at Citrix; will deliver each day's respective keynote.

Read More »

HLN Releases Open Source Vaccine Provider Agreement System

Press Release | HLN Consulting | February 10, 2021
VPAS Logo

HLN Consulting has just released a critical application to help complete the CDC's COVID-19 vaccination provider agreement requirements. HLN is a leading public health informatics consulting company that is focused on developing andsupporting robust open source solutions that address pressing public health requirements. HLN's application is designed to assist medical providers with a tool that can enhance and facilitate their tracking of critical vaccination information...

Read More »