Selected public and private sector organizations having an impact on open source and health IT technologies and solutions.

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Launched in 2014, Bastille is the leader in enterprise threat detection through software-defined radio. Bastille provides full visibility into the known and unknown mobile, wireless and Internet of Things devices inside an enterprise's corporate airspace-together known as the Internet of Radios. Through its patented software-defined radio and machine learning technology, Bastille senses, identifies and localizes threats, providing security teams the ability to accurately quantify risk and mitigate airborne threats that could pose a danger to network infrastructure. 

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In 1989, Benetech was born with a business model intended to keep costs low for users, and the organization quickly became the largest maker of affordable reading systems for the blind. In 2000, Jim Fruchterman decided to sell the reading machine product line to a for-profit company and reinvest the money from the sale to expand Benetech to new frontiers of social good. Read More »

Bentham Science Publishers

Bentham Science is a major journal publisher of 116 online and print journals, 150 plus open access journals, and related print/online book series.  Bentham answers the information needs of scientists in the fields of pharmaceutical, biomedical, medical, engineering, technology, computer and social sciences. Read More »

Bika Lab Systems

Bika Lab Systems sponsors and coordinates the open source Bika laboratory information management system (LIMS) project at  It is committed to keep the Bika code free and available and to maintain effective organizational support. Read More »

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health Program harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries.  They focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Read More »


Bioconductor is an open source, open development software organization and project that provides tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data. It is based primarily on the R programming language. Read More »


BioDatomics provides powerful, intuitive bioinformatics tools that help genomic and biomedical researchers glean insights from their data more quickly. Read More »

Bioinformatics Organization

The Bioinformatics Organization serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public. They develop and maintain computational resources to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between people of all educational and professional levels. Read More »

BioMed Central

BioMed Central is a Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are peer reviewed and made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. Read More »

Black Duck Software

In the process of reporting on a press release announcing the increase in open-source health-related software in 2010, Open Health News talked to Peter Vescuso, Executive Vic Read More »

Blue Button

The Blue Button approach is a simple concept: A patient is provided with a highly visible, clickable button to download his or her medical records in digital form from a secure website offered by their doctors, insurers, pharmacies or other health-related service. Read More »

Book Zurman, Inc.

Book Zurman, Inc. specializes in managing complex program lifecycles that include developing, deploying, and maintaining large-scale, enterprise wide healthcare IT systems.

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Broad Institute

Scientists at the Broad Institute and its associated collaborative community have developed many critical software tools for the analysis of increasingly large genome-related datasets, and they make these tools openly available to the scientific community. Tools include genomic information portals, tool suites, visualization tools, genetic analysis, sequence analysis, and more.



BrowserSoft Inc. provides health IT consulting services and breakthrough products such as the Open Health Record Exchange (OpenHRE) solution. Browsersoft provides Health Information Exchange (HIE) software and services to clients in California, Louisiana, Texas, and Kansas. Read More »

California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF)

California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) is a non-profit philanthropic organization based in Oakland, California.  They  support ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care. CHCF regularly conducts research and commissions surveys and reports on emerging information technology trends and related policy and regulatory issues. Read More »