Application Programming Interface (API)

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Open APIs Are the New Open Source

Jay Lyman | LinuxInsider | February 14, 2012

Open source, open standards, open clouds, and particularly open data continue to serve as pillars of modern IT openness, but APIs have quickly emerged as equally if not more critical. Here's why...

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Open Medical Records Community Supports New System In Mozambique

The southern African country of Mozambique suffers under the most extreme challenges for resource-poor countries: economic instability, political strife, civil unrest, corruption and crime, unreliable infrastructure (such as transportation and telecommunications), and a large-scale HIV epidemic that has yet to be declared under control...The nation has enormous need and opportunity for improving its healthcare system and the lives of its residents. In the face of their crisis, Mozambique is working to equip its medical clinics across the nation with an electronic medical records system (EMR). Mozambique believes an EMR can empower clinicians to give high-quality and consistent care to those most in need, while allowing the country to reap the insights of comprehensive reporting for responsive public health decision making...

Open Source Eclipse Group Aims to Standardize M2M Communications

Eric Brown | Linux Devices | November 1, 2011

Sierra Wireless and the Eclipse Foundation announced an Eclipse working group to define an open development standard for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Read More »

Open Source Is Eating The Software World

Michael S. | LinkedIn | April 19, 2013

It's been said software is eating the world. This year’s Future of Open Source survey points to the fact that open source is eating the software world. Read More »

Open vs Closed EHR Systems With Jonathan Bush

John Lynn | EMR & HIPAA | June 7, 2013

Yesterday I had a video interview scheduled with Jonathan Bush from athenahealth. [...] [There] was a system wide problem and so we were unable to broadcast the interview. However, Jonathan and I were able to see each other and so we just did a more traditional interview about the subject of open vs closed EHR systems. Read More »

Open-Source EHR: Benefits And Drawbacks

Charles Settles | HealthWorks Collective | August 14, 2014

As open-source software’s popularity grows, health IT has been slow to join the rising tide, even though EHRs were born open-source. What are the pros and cons of open-source EHR software?...

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openEHR: A Game Changer Comes of Age

I’ve been watching openEHR over more than fifteen years and have always been impressed by its potential to enable us to do things differently, but it’s been a slow burn, with limited take up, particularly in the United Kingdom (UK) where it was invented. However, recent developments mean that I think this is about to change and that openEHR is going to take off in a big way which is going to revolutionize how we think about and do digital health and increase the speed at which we can do it by at least two orders of magnitude. Why do I say this and what evidence is there to support my assertion?

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openFDA Unveils Cache of Medical Device Data

OpenFDA is releasing information on medical devices that could spur innovation and advance scientific research. OpenFDA’s Application Programming Interface (API) expands the previous openFDA resources about medical device-related adverse events and recalls by incorporating information from the total medical device product life cycle. This includes current data on device classification (6000 records), 24,000 registrations of device companies and establishments, and the companies’ listings of over 100,000 devices. Data since 1976 on 30,000 device approvals and approval supplements, and 141,000 device clearance decisions (510(k) and de novo types) are now on openFDA.

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OSEHRA to Host Innovation Webinar on VA's Lighthouse API Initiative

Press Release | OSEHRA | March 19, 2018

OSEHRA is pleased to announce that we have added a second Innovation Webinar to our March schedule. Register now and join us at 3:00PM EST on both March 20, 2018 and March 27, 2018 for two cutting-edge presentations. Many of you are already registered to hear DXC Chief Technologist and Strategist Bo Dagnall at 3PM on Tuesday, March 20 as he provides an overview of DXC Technology's Digital Health Platform. Patient health outcomes are sub-optimal when medical decisions are made based on incomplete, fragments and unstandardized data. DXC Technology has built a reference implementation of a digital health platform (DHP-RI) to demonstrate the strength of a brand-agnostic platform for accessing and analyzing healthcare data.

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Rackspace Attacks Amazon With New Cloudy Clones

Timothy Prickett Morgan | The Register | April 15, 2013

Look out, Amazon Web Services. Rackspace is cloning its own cloudy service – and to quote Jimi Hendrix's Foxy Lady, it's "comin' to getcha." Read More »

Realm Is A Refreshing, Open-Source Mobile Database Product For iOS Developers

Sam Wierema | TNW | July 22, 2014

...Realm is an open-source library that mobile developers can integrate into their app to store and query data. Data is queried from Realm’s internal storage engine (not yet open-sourced), which runs on your device and is built to get the best performance, both off- and online...

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Should the DoD Buy Epic, or Cerner, or GE, or...?

Margalit Gur-Arie | On Health Care Technology | July 12, 2013

After a lengthy foray into building its own EHR from scratch (AHLTA) [...] and another shorter detour through the fantasy land of an open-source integrated EHR (iEHR) [...], the DoD announced that it will begin looking for a commercially available product to suit the DoD’s unique needs. Read More »

Suddenly It’s All About The APIs

Sean Nolan | Family Health Guy | September 9, 2012

[...Turns] out I’ve got a number of events coming up where I’m on tap to discuss the emergence of “APIs” in Health and what it might mean for interoperability and adoption. The first of these is tomorrow at ITdotHealth at Harvard; great to follow-up the meeting that kicked off so much of the “Health Internet” movement back in 2009! Read More »

Summary Of “ITdotHealth II” – The 2012 Harvard Health IT Meeting

Staff Writer | SMART Platforms | September 14, 2012

The following is an overview of the conference, held September 10-11, 2012. In several weeks, we will post a complete executive summary, as well as videos and slide presentations from the event. Read More »

Telemetry – Reboot, Firefox OS, Probe Expiration

Lawrence Mandel | Lawrence Mandel | November 1, 2013

Telemetry has seen a resurgence of development of late due in large part to the reboot of the server side component. A group of us gathered in Portland last week to hack on Telemetry concepts (and code). I would like to share three updates: Telemetry project reboot, Telemetry for Firefox OS, and Telemetry probe expiration. Read More »