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Why Open Source Is an Important Option

David Stegon | FedScoop | January 4, 2012

Red Hat Public Sector chief Technology Strategist Funnar Hellekson discusses why open source is an important option for government in this video with FedScoopTV.

Videocast here.

Why Open Source Isn't The Same As Free

Matthew Todd and Abdi Ismail | The Guardian | August 14, 2013

In this week's letters, the science lead at Open Source Malaria explains the semantics of collaborative drug discovery Read More »

Why Open-Source Principles Are a Recipe For Innovation

April Burbank | Forbes | July 25, 2012

Open sourced software has proven that proprietary ownership often precludes innovation — and that with proper organization and oversight, you can trust the wisdom of the masses. But what does open sourcing look like in health care, government or everyday situations where there is no software code?

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Why Patients Will Soon Be Treated Like Valued Customers

John Casey | Axial Exchange | February 4, 2013

Why should hospitals and physicians get serious about the patient experience today? It’s good business! Read More »

Why Social Media Apps Should Be in Your Disaster Kit

With floodwaters at four feet and rising, a family in Houston, Texas abandoned their possessions and scrambled to their roof during Hurricane Harvey to sit with their pets and await rescue. Unable to reach first responders through 911 and with no one visible nearby, they used their cellphones to send out a call for help through a social media application called Nextdoor. Within an hour a neighbor arrived in an empty canoe large enough to carry the family and their pets to safety. Thanks to a collaboration with Nextdoor, we learned of this and hundreds of similar rescues across Harvey’s path...

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Why the Healthcare Industry Is Hacking Graphics Technology to Power Machine Intelligence

Raja Koduri | Computer Business Review | May 5, 2017

Artificial intelligence has attracted significant attention recently, and yet many of the most popular examples we’ve seen demonstrating its potential benefits have been esoteric proof-of-concepts, such as mastering chess or finding cat videos on the internet. While these developments have helped pave the way for further breakthroughs, they’ve also left many people asking where the tangible benefits are and what the era of machine intelligence really means to the real world...

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Why We Need More Open Source Medicines

Tracy Kolenchuk | Wake Up World | September 24, 2012

Two thousand five hundred years ago, Hippocrates said “Let food by thy medicine, and let medicine be your food.” The concept of “open source” had not been invented, but Hippocrates was talking about “open source medicines”. Read More »

Why You Need Open Source For Health Exchange Success

Tim Yeaton | Wired | December 10, 2012

But whether the states build their own or rely on the federal government to create a HIX, time is in short supply.  By October 1, 2013, Exchanges must be ready for constituents to select health plans that will begin coverage January 1, 2014.  The pressure is on, and the question is: How can states build these Exchanges in time and without overspending? The answer is open source software (OSS) and open source-style collaborative development.
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Why You Should Document Your Open Source Hardware Project

Simone Cicero | Open Electronics | May 28, 2013

It’s just few months that I’m strongly involved in the open source hardware movement and, despite I still not have a clear idea of how this community is composed. Read More »

Why Your Teams May Be Failing at the Collaboration Game

When we think about skills needed to build open structures and establish open mindsets, collaboration jumps to mind immediately. In order to collaborate effectively, communication—or rather, clear communication—is imperative to making it all work. Communication can be defined as a transfer of information from one space or person to another—but it can look like dialogue, conflict resolution, listening skills, or even a knowledge commons. In open organizations, we look for timely transfers of information to all members so that they may do their jobs effectively and efficiently...

Wide-Angle Lens – Thoughts On What Ushahidi Has To Do With International Development

Nat Manning | Ushahidi | September 25, 2013

In light of all that is going on in Nairobi, I took a step back and started thinking about what it is we do here at Ushahidi, beyond the products, the code, and the community. We often get lumped into this greater industry of International Development, even though we talk about ourselves as a non-profit tech company. So I decided to try and dive a bit deeper, and try and suss out just how Ushahidi fits into this broader discussion of International Development. Read More »

Wiki Project Med Foundation Launches Offline Medical Apps in Chinese, Arabic, Persian, and Spanish.

Press Release | Wiki Project Med Foundation, Wikimedia Switzerland and Kiwix | August 16, 2016

Wiki Project Med Foundation and Wikimedia Switzerland have launched Chinese, Arabic, Persian, and Spanish versions of Medical Wikipedia, a free app that offers offline access to thousands of Wikipedia articles. Each app contains articles related to human anatomy, pharmacology, medicine, and sanitation. It runs on Android devices version 4.0 and up. Once the app is installed, all articles can be accessed without an internet connection...

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Wikipedia Co-founder Coming to [email protected]

David Stegon | FedScoop | June 14, 2012

The next [email protected] event, scheduled for July 12-13 at George Washington University, will feature a talk from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

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Will Health IT Failings Foil Accountable Care?

Gienna Shaw | FierceHealthIT | July 8, 2013

Although healthcare is awash in data, getting it into the hands of clinicians so they can provide coordinated, quality care at the bedside remains a huge challenge. Just ask the 32 Pioneer accountable care organizations--including the nine Pioneer ACOs that may opt out of the program altogether. Read More »

Will Open Source Democratize Architecture?

Vanessa Quirk | Metropolis | December 4, 2013

As much as we’d like to deny it, Niemeyer makes a valid point here. Architecture—as it's traditionally understood—is almost always “on the side of the wealthy”; the profession, as it has existed for about a century, rarely changes anything; and yet – and yet – it can make life better. If only for a select few. Read More »