Press Releases

King's College Accelerates Synthetic Brain 3D Image Creation Using Open Source AI Models and Software Powered by Cambridge-1 Supercomputer

Press Release | King’s College London | July 26, 2021

King College London, along with partner hospitals and university collaborators, unveiled new details today about one of the first projects on Cambridge-1, the United Kingdom's most powerful supercomputer. The Synthetic Brain Project is focused on building deep learning models that can synthesize artificial 3D MRI images of human brains. These models can help scientists understand what a human brain looks like across a variety of ages, genders, and diseases. The AI models were developed by King's and NVIDIA data scientists and engineers as part of The London Medical Imaging & AI Centre for Value Based Healthcare research funded by UK Research and Innovation and a Wellcome Flagship Programme (in collaboration with University College London).

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The region of Catalonia just launched a RFI on technologic elements to build an open platform using openEHR ~ ECHAlliance

Press Release | European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) | July 15, 2021

The region of Catalonia has launched today a Request for Information (RFI) with the purpose to obtain technical information on the possibilities of supplying the elements of a technological platform for the development of the Electronic Health Record of Catalonia. Given the technical complexity of the technological platform for the development of the Electronic Health Record and the need to finish defining its design and the components of the platform to be tendered, as well as to inform the economic operators active in the market of the need that has arisen...

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Artificial Intelligence and Human Learning Systems - Key Topic of KIT Science Week 2021

Press Release | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) | July 14, 2021

From October 5 to 10, 2021, the KIT Science Week will celebrate its premiere. Researchers from all over the world, actors from politics and industry, and citizens from Karlsruhe and the region are invited to immerse into the world of artificial intelligence, AI for short. This new type of event of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will offer diverse access to AI and open rooms for discourse. KIT, for its part, will receive impetus for its research agenda.

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23 European Cloud Technology Companies form the European Cloud Industrial Alliance (EUCLIDIA)

Press Release | EUCLIDIA | July 8, 2021

Today, 23 European companies have announced the creation of the European Cloud Industrial Alliance (EUCLIDIA) formed by independent European original technology manufacturers, for the promotion of digital independence and strategic autonomy...EUCLIDIA will carry the voice of European cloud technology innovators. Its members are all European-based with the majority of shareholders being European. Its mission is to provide lawmakers and policy makers with the field expertise and vision that will reinforce policies that accelerate the adoption and development of leading cloud technologies made in Europe. Such policies should reflect European values such as the protection of privacy and the promotion of fair competition while enabling European cloud industries to be competitive.

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J P Systems Wins $120 Million VA Terminology Services Support Recompete

Press Release | J P Systems, Inc. | June 28, 2021

JPSys, received notification of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recompete contract award, which is a single award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for clinical terminology standards services with a ceiling threshold of $120 million. The contract includes a base 5 year period from 6/28/2021 through 6/27/2026. JPSys, founded in 1983, is owned by Jackie Mulrooney and Galen Mulrooney. In 2015 JPSys won the first Terminology Standards Support IDIQ contract for 100 M. This follow on win solidifies the firm for the next 7 years. JPSys has been supporting the Veteran's Health Administrations as a prime since 9/29/2015 and as a subcontractor since 1998.

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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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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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