Open Health News (OHN) Weekly Summary - 10/26/2013

October 26, 2013 - The following is a brief listing of some of the hot news items, selected news clips, feature stories, 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. We've also included links to some upcoming open source and health IT conferences and events.

Some of the key themes dominating the news this week involved:  (1) Continuing problems with the rollout of the national Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) on as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward; (2) Open Access Week activities; and (3) news about a wide range of innovative 'Open Health' activity and solutions from around the world.

Roger Maduro
Publisher & Managing Editor, Open Health News



OHN News, Features & Blog Posts

VistA Expo 2013 is underway
Health eTime Scheduler: the Winning Solution
COTS, FOSS, or HOSS Solutions?
Free Guide on "Contributing to OpenMRS" now available from FLOSS Manuals

Selected News Clips

HHS wants wider use of its open data
4 Reasons U.S. EMR Firms Won’t Try China
ObamaCare spending to contractors tops $1 billion
White House Accused Of Letting Politics Influence Design
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Web Site: Too Much Help Will Slow The Project
Health Insurance Exchange Launched Despite Signs Of Serious Problems
New Software Traces Origins of Genetic Disorders 20 Times More Accurately
Rethink Robotics Enhances its Open Source Platform, the Baxter Research Robot
Open Source Malaria Project Head Wins Accelerating Science Award
The Past Year In Open Access
Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman Advocates Open Access During Event Monday
4 Leading International Wiley Journals Become Open Access
South American SciELO Open Access Site
Elsevier Adds Open Access Journal: Annals of Medicine and Surgery to its Medical Journal Portfolio
Health Officials Could Identify & Act On Crises Earlier With New Draper Biosurveillance Tool
DoD, VA Pick A Vendor For Integrated EHR Project
French Interior Ministry: open source 5 to 10 times cheaper
Twitter turns to 'open source' to prevent service disruptions

Calendar of Upcoming Events

EHI Live 2013
Games For Health Europe 2013
Open Data Institute Annual Summit 2013
Open Access and Research Conference 2013
Open Source Search Conference
10th Annual Open Education Conference