Publications include major reports, studies, surveys, white papers, and peer reviewed journal articles focused on open source, health IT, and the health care industry.

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Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act seeks to improve American health care delivery and patient care through an unprecedented investment in Health IT (HIT). Read More »

A History of Health Information Technology in the VA: 1955-2005

"A History of Health Information Technology in the VA" covers the major activities and accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in developing and deploying health information technologies (IT) from 1955 though 2010.  Read More »

A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects

"A Legal Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects" is made available by the Software Freedom Law Center. The intended audience for this Primer is any person interested in a basic understanding of the legal issues that impact FOSS development and distribution. Read More »

Accelerating Innovation: The Power of the Crowd

In 2012, KPMG International released a copy of a new publication entitled "Accelerating Innovation: The Power of the Crowd".  The research and findings behind this report on innovation and eHealth was based on in-depth interviews Read More »

Actuate's 2009 Annual International Open Source Survey

Actuate's Open Source Survey is a comprehensive international annual market study, conducted independently by Survey Interactive. The survey continues to be one of the broadest studies of its kind into open source software attitudes and practices. Read More »

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law.  Read More »

AMIA White Paper: Free & Open Source Software in Healthcare

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Open Source Working Group prepared a white paper in 2008 on Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) definitions, FOSS licensing, preferred FOSS licenses, major problems with Health Information Technology (HIT) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, and how FOSS licensed EHR systems can solve these problems. Read More »

An Open World: Stories From the Open Source Community

Collected stories from the open source community. Articles included in this free eBook Read More »

Australian Open Source Industry & Community Report 2008

In this 2008 report, key findings from the Australian Open Source Industry & Community Census surveys are highlighted. The report includes experiences from some of the companies and people who influence the Open Source industry and community in Australia. Open Source has become a key platform for Australian innovation and productivity. Read More »

Benefits and Costs of Electronic Medical Records: The Experience of Mexico’s Social Security Institute

Electronic medical record (EMR) systems are increasingly used in developing countries to improve quality of care while increasing efficiency. There is little systematic evidence, however, regarding EMRs’ benefits and costs. This case study documents the implementation and use of an EMR system at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). Read More »

Bentham Open Access Journals

BENTHAM OPEN publishes over 230 peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, medicine, health, and social sciences. See Bentham Open Access

Best Care Anywhere

The long-maligned Veterans Health Administration has become the highest-quality healthcare provider in the United States. This encouraging change not only has benefited veterans but also provides a blueprint for salvaging America's own deeply troubled healthcare system. 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 »

BMJ Open Journals

 BMJ Open is an online-only, open access general medical journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small or potentially low-impact studies. Read More »