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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.

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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.

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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."

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CHIME And HLTH Announce Launch Of ViVE, The New Digital Health Industry Event

Press Release | HLTH, ViVE, CHIME | April 15, 2021

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the professional organization for chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders, together with HLTH, the leading platform bringing together the entire health ecosystem, focused on digital health innovation and transformation, announced today the launch of a new annual industry event: ViVE. The inaugural ViVE event will take place March 6-9, 2022 in Miami Beach, launching with significant support from title sponsors and event supportersViVE will provide a fresh, curated education and networking experience for digital health leaders, disruptors and influencers...

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Bahmni, OpenMRS recognized as Digital Public Goods by Digital Public Goods Alliance

Press Release | Bahmni | April 14, 2021

Bahmni, an open source Electronic Medical Record (EMR) governed by the Bahmni Coalition, was added to the Digital Public Goods Alliance's DPG Registry. ThoughtWorks, a global software consultancy is part of the Bahmni Coalition's core governing committee and was instrumental in conceiving and building Bahmni during its early years. The Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA) and its registry promotes digital public goods in order to create a more equitable world. To become a digital public good, projects are required to meet the DPG Standard ensuring they truly encapsulate open-source principles. Bahmni is one of only 23 projects deemed digital public goods out of more than 500 nominations. The Hospital Information System (HIS) and EMR is a seamless integration of three critical systems: patient medical records, laboratory management and billing. Bahmni has been built on top of OpenMRS, OpenELIS, OpenERP and cm4Chee, an OSS Radiology PACS Server - to be a user-intuitive system customized for use in low-resource areas with limited bandwidth and infrastructure.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sharing knowledge: VIPS on exclusive UN list for open source digital goods - Nibio

Press Release | Nibio | February 19, 2021

A new international initiative the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA), endorsed by the UN, aims to accelerate attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in low- and middle-income countries by investing and sharing openly licensed technologies. This includes open source software, data, AI models, standards and content that adhere to privacy and other applicable best practices. VIPS, an open online free of charge forecast and information service for decision support in integrated management of pests, diseases and weeds - created by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, is one of 22 technologies chosen from almost 500 nominees for the registry. The MET Norway Weather API also made the list from Norway.

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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.

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HLN Releases Open Source Vaccine Provider Agreement System

Press Release | HLN Consulting | February 10, 2021
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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...

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Harvard Medical School, Kiel University of Applied Sciences and others are using Nextcloud in the response to COVID-19

Press Release | Nextcloud | February 3, 2021

Nextcloud Hub is used in dozens of universities, hospitals, and medical institutes in various ways, aiding in fighting the pandemic. The DICOM viewer app for Nextcloud in particular is used in Brazil in the fight against COVID-19. At the Kiel University of Applied Sciences Nextcloud is used in the development of bluetooth measurement algorithms from the OHIOH.de research team. This is a research project using machine learning and AI to improve the accuracy of Bluetooth-based COVID-19 tracking apps where information is collected through "Bluetooth". The application focuses on research topics to warn and help with required actions in fighting and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

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