OHNews Weekly Summary - 9/20/2013

September 20, 2013-The following is a brief listing of some of the hot news items, selected news clips, feature stories, calendar events, and blogs posted on Open Health News (OHNews) over the past week that we believe will be of interest to our readers across the U.S. and around the world.

Two of the key themes running through the news this week involved:  (1) Procurement of 'open source' IT systems; and (2) Major activity related to the implementation of the 'open source' VistA electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Roger Maduro
Publisher & Managing Editor, Open Health News


OHNews-News & Blog Posts
Banning Software Patents & 'Opening' IT Procurement Processes
NY State Office of Mental Health to Implement DSS vxVistA System
Open Source & IT Procurement Feature Article
European Union (EU) Joinup Web Site

Selected News Clips
Online and Open Source: The Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov
Physician adds Smartphone to Medical Tools to gather patient info
WebRTC to enable Telehealth through your browser
OKCon Highlights Use Of Open Data In Science & Health
CGI to modernize EHR systems for the New York State Office of Mental Health
Bossies 2013: The Best of Open Source Software Awards
iPad-Toting Doctors Fuel Publisher Profits As Paper Fades
Duplicate IT Systems Cost HHS Millions
Open-Source Hardware In The Creative World
Demystifying The Government's Fraud And Abuse Tools For Healthcare

Calendar of Upcoming Events
Health 2.0: 7th Annual Conference
Ireland Public Health (IPH) Open Conference
Open World Forum 2013
2013 OpenMRS Implementers Meeting
VISTA Academy & Expo 2013
Open Access Week 2013
The Open Group London 2013 Conference
Open Source Developers Conference 2013
LinuxCon Europe 2013