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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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Tidelift Introduces a Comprehensive Way for Organizations to Ensure the Health of their Open Source Supply Chain

Press Release | Tidelift | February 2, 2021

Tidelift, the premier provider of solutions for managing the open source software behind modern applications, today announced the general availability of Tidelift catalogs, an innovative way to ensure organizations can consistently manage the health and security of their open source software supply chain. "As software supply chain security makes front page news in 2021, it is more important than ever that application development teams employ a comprehensive approach to managing the open source components that make up their applications," said Donald Fischer, CEO and co-founder, Tidelift. "With the addition of catalogs to the Tidelift Subscription, organizations can be confident that they are using open source safely without slowing down development."

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Medicines for Malaria Venture Releases Report on how R&D Partnerships Serving Neglected Communities have Developed Dozens of Life-Saving Innovations Since 2010

Press Release | Medicines for Malaria Venture | January 28, 2021

The public-private initiatives that contributed to COVID-19 vaccine and drug development have showcased a model for accelerating biomedical innovation. This is another powerful example of how public-private partnerships have established themselves as powerhouses for fighting global health threats. According to a new report launched today from a group of 12 product development partnerships (PDPs), over the last decade, such alliances have brought to market 66 new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies for a number of diseases—including tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, meningitis and sleeping sickness. These innovations have reached and benefitted more than 2.4 billion people in low-income countries.

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7 Ways Open Source was Essential to Business in 2020

Jessica Cherry | Opensource.com | January 25, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic created many new challenges for businesses in 2020 as they rapidly moved non-essential workers to remote operations. However, it also created tremendous opportunities for innovation as people searched for effective ways to work and collaborate virtually. Opensource.com responded to the need by publishing a variety of articles in 2020 on working better with open source. Since it appears working remotely is here to stay for the foreseeable future, make sure you're doing everything you can to adapt by reading the top seven articles about open source business from 2020.

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10 Ways Big Data And Data Science Impacted The World In 2020

Lauren Maffeo | Opensource.com | January 19, 2021

Big data’s one of many domains where open source shines. From open source alternatives for Google Analytics to new features in MySQL, 2020 brought several ways for open source enthusiasts to learn big data skills. Get up to speed on how open source data science languages, libraries, and tools help us understand our world better by reviewing the top 10 data science articles published on Opensource.com last year.

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Broad Institute and Verily partner with Microsoft to accelerate the next generation of the open source Terra platform for health and life science research

Press Release | Microsoft, Broad Institute, Verily | January 11, 2021

On Monday, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Verily, an Alphabet company, and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership to accelerate new innovations in biomedicine through the Terra platform. Terra, originally developed by Verily and the Broad Institute, is a secure, scalable, open-source platform for biomedical researchers to access data, run analysis tools and collaborate. Terra is actively used by thousands of researchers every month to analyze data from millions of participants in important scientific research projects.

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Clear Medica and Open Health Software Solutions Join WELL EMR Group

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies Corp. | January 8, 2021

"We are very excited to have transitioned all the approved(4) OSCAR service providers associated with OpenHealth and ClearMedica onto our OSCAR Pro platform," said Arjun Kumar, CIO of WELL.  "In addition, our first agreement to migrate doctors and clinics from a non-OSCAR EMR provider to OSCAR Pro is an important milestone in WELL's ability to continue to grow its EMR customer base.  This type of arrangement is powerful in that it expands our addressable market and furthers our aggressive growth strategy." Based out of Ottawa, Ontario, OpenHealth is in the business of providing open-source software services and support related to OSCAR EMR. ClearMedica was previously a certified OSCAR EMR provider based in Mississauga, Ontario.  The Company successfully migrated all of its doctors and clinics to WELL's OSCAR Pro system in the second half of 2020.

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10 Major Open Source News Headlines in 2020

Jason Blais | Opensource.com | December 26, 2020

Throughout this past year, we've shared top open source news to keep everyone updated on what's happening in the world of open source. In case you missed any of the headlines, catch up on 10 of the open source news events that grabbed our readers' attention in 2020...When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March, in-person conferences and events around the world came to a halt. Although many were canceled or postponed, others moved to virtual formats with massive early success, reports Correspondent Alan Formy-Duval in his May news roundup. More than 80,000 people attended Red Hat Summit 2020 online in April, and GitHub Satellite saw 40,000 tune in from 178 countries. These were some of the biggest virtual conferences anywhere in 2020.

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4 Ways Open Source Transformed Education In 2020

Don Watkins | Opensource.com | December 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic required a paradigm change in education in 2020, as face-to-face interaction between teachers and students was largely replaced by remote learning beginning in the spring. Opensource.com writers helped teachers, students, and families around the world rise to the challenge with examples of open software tools fueling innovation in teaching and learning. To document the transition to online instructions and help people adapt to it, our writers offer information about content-creation tools and lesson ideas that will keep teachers and students learning well into 2021 and beyond.

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Open Source Immunization Forecaster Updated to Support Pfizer COVID Vaccine

Press Release | HLN Consulting | December 16, 2020

On December 15, 2020, HLN released a new version (v1.26.2) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. ICE is a state-of-the-art open source software system that provides clinical decision support for immunizations for use in Immunization Information Systems (IIS), Electronic Health Record (EHR), and Personal Health Record (PHR) Systems. Version 1.26.2 includes support for new COVID-19 Vaccine Group (with the Pfizer vaccine only). A subsequent release, coming soon, will likely add support for the Moderna vaccine. Read More »

CIS Mobile Announces altOS on Pixel 4a Smartphones

Press Release | CIS Mobile | December 9, 2020

CIS Mobile, an Acorn Growth Company and a mobile security leader, announced the availability of altOS on the Pixel 4a smartphone. By combining the latest Pixel hardware and our altOS secure mobility platform, government customers now can protect sensitive data while using the latest high-performance smartphone. CIS Mobile’s altOS is a security-enhanced Android operating system designed with the extra management, security, and privacy features needed for sensitive government use cases, and used by multiple government intelligence and defense agencies.

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Fairphone and /e/ expand the availability of /e/OS to Fairphone 3+ users

Press Release | /e/, Fairphone | November 12, 2020

Following the successful launch of /e/OS for Fairphone 3 in April 2020, people across Europe will now be able to buy the latest Fairphone, Fairphone 3+, with /e/OS software. The collaboration between Fairphone and /e/OS is the first of its kind, providing users with a phone that puts both privacy and sustainability first. Fairphone community members nominated /e/OS as their alternative operating system (OS) of choice when asked which OS they wanted for the next Fairphone - highlighting that fairer technology for many isn't just about the device and its components but also about the software that powers the product. The launch of /e/OS for Fairphone 3+ proves Fairphone's commitment to providing its users with options when it comes to privacy, giving them the option of choosing from the standard Android OS and /e/OS, for those who value the protection of their personal data.

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Cyberattacks Predicted to Triple in 2021, Black Book State of the Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Industry Report

Press Release | Black Book Market Research | November 12, 2020

Seventy-three percent of health system, hospital and physician organizations report their infrastructures are unprepared to respond. The survey results estimated 1500 healthcare providers are vulnerable to data breaches of 500 or more records, representing a three hundred percent increase over this year. Black Book Market Research LLC surveyed 2,464 security professionals from 705 provider organizations to identify gaps, vulnerabilities and deficiencies that persist in keeping hospitals and physicians proverbial sitting ducks for data breaches and cyber-attacks.

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New Research Shows Attackers Turning to Encrypted Cyber Attacks During Pandemic

Press Release | Zscaler, ThreatLabZ | November 10, 2020

Zscaler, Inc...today released its 2020 State of Encrypted Attacks report, published by the Zscaler ThreatLabZ team. The threat research reveals the emerging techniques and impacted industries behind a 260-percent spike in attacks using encrypted channels to bypass legacy security controls. The report provides guidance on how IT and security leaders can protect their enterprise from the rising trend of encrypted threats, based on insight sourced from over 6.6 billion encrypted threats across the Zscaler™ cloud from January through September 2020 over encrypted channels. To download and read, see the 2020 State of Encrypted Attacks.

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Plurilock Security and Cycura to Co-Host Healthcare Cybersecurity Webinar

Press Release | Cycura, Plurilock | November 10, 2020

Plurilock Security Inc...an innovative cybersecurity company that provides frictionless and continuous authentication using machine learning and behavioral biometrics and Cycura, a subsidiary of WELL Health Technologies Corp. and a leading provider of proactive cybersecurity services, today announced that they will be co-hosting a virtual panel discussion, titled 'Patient Data in the Crosshairs: Healthcare Breaches of 2020' on Thursday, November 12th at 2:00 pm (EST).

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