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Bruce L. Wilder, MD MPH JD

Dr. Bruce Wilder practiced neurological surgery in the Pittsburgh area for many years. He has strong interests in patient safety and EHR design, and, in his view the two are inextricably intertwined. He currently is Of Counsel in the law firm of Wilder, Mahood, McKinley and Oglesby. Read More »

Build Your Own Open Source Artificial Pancreas System to Regulate Insulin Delivery

In her Day 2 OSCON keynote, Dana set out reminding us that Type I diabetes, suffered by millions of people around the world, is incredibly complicated to manage...The solution is an artificial pancreas, which acts to close that loop by monitoring and adjusting insulin levels, just as the normal pancreas does. But those devices are not yet available on the commercial market, and won't be for some years yet. Enter the OpenAPS project (Open Artificial Pancreas System); find it here on GitHub. "OpenAPS is a simplified Artificial Pancreas System (APS) designed to automatically adjust an insulin pump's basal insulin delivery to keep blood glucose (BG) in a safe range overnight and between meals"..

Canadian Journal Open Medicine Closes

Helen Branswell | The Canadian Press | November 4, 2014

Open Medicine, an open-access journal started after a crisis at the Canadian Medical Association Journal, has closed.  The editors say that after seven years, they are ceasing their struggle to keep the journal afloat...

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CareSet Systems Announces New Data Science Products to Aid Drug Launches

Press Release | Careset Systems | October 19, 2016

CareSet Systems today introduced four new dynamic data science products to aid new drug launches. CareSet is the only company that offers 100% of Medicare A, B, and D claims data over six years to guide the introduction of new drugs and currently serves several big pharmaceutical companies with customized data science products derived from Medicare data. “During the last 3 months, our team has spoken with countless people across the pharmaceuticals industry to understand the unmet needs that 100% Medicare claims analysis can address,” says CareSet Systems CEO, Laura Shapland.

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Catalyze Releases Open Source Policies and Procedures to Hasten Healthcare IT Development

Press Release | Catalyze | January 14, 2015

Catalyze, Inc., an innovative healthcare IT firm that supplies HIPAA-compliant infrastructure services, today announced the widespread release of its open source policies and procedures on GitHub for healthcare developers and enterprises. The comprehensive policies solved a complex problem for Catalyze. Therefore, the company has decided to pass the documents onto healthcare developers to help them focus on their jobs, not HIPAA compliance.

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CDC Issues RFI for Real-world Testing of Health Information Technology

In October the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Request for Information (RFI) for a Natural Test Collaborative (NTC). Through a series of questions, the RFI seeks opinions and information about "The development of a national testbed (notionally called the National Test Collaborative (NTC)) for real-world testing of health information technology (IT)" and "Approaches for creating a sustainable infrastructure" to achieve it. The scope of the questions is somewhat confusing and quite broad, starting with Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) but quickly expanding to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and interoperability (not precisely defined).

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CES 2019 In Vegas to Feature Patient-Centric Open Health IT Innovations

CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years - the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. This year's conference has a health and wellness track as well as many health IT vendors in the exhibit. One of the most significant announcements will be the release of iBlueButton 8 by Humetrix. Blue Button is one of the core elements of the White House open source health IT strategy that we wrote about here. Humetrix has developed a mobile health platform and the latest version will be unveiled at the conference.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Funds Pilot for Open Source/Community-Driven Bioconductor Software Platform for Human Cell Atlas

Press Release | Fred Hutch | April 27, 2018

Fred Hutch computational biologist Dr. Raphael Gottardo has received one of 85 new funding awards from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, or CZI, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which are aimed at developing computational tools for the Human Cell Atlas, a global research effort to map every type of cell in the human body. The 85 one-year grants total $15 million in funding from the initiative and were chosen from nearly 300 applications. This set of projects, which were announced April 19, is the third set of grants CZI has awarded in support of the massive cell-mapping feat.

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Cigna Named 2013 Red Hat Innovator of the Year

Press Release | Cigna, Red Hat, Inc. | July 15, 2013

Cigna recognized for successful Infrastructure-as-a-Service transformation project built with Red Hat solutions Read More »

CIMI Group Goes with OpenEHR Archetypes & UML Profile

Thomas Beale | Woland's Cat | December 14, 2011

The Clinical Information Modelling Initiative (CIMI) group led by Dr Stan Huff (Intermountain Health, Utah) met here in London 29 Nov – 1 Dec to make a final decision on formalism, from the two remaining – openEHR archetypes and various forms of UML (previous posts on CIMI: DCMs & RM, on formalisms). Instead of simply choosing one, the group made a more strategic choice of designating openEHR ADL/AOM 1.5 as the core formalism, with a corresponding profile of UML being developed to enable the more numerous UML-based developers (e.g. VA, NHS etc) to use archetypes within their UML toolchains....

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Clinical Decision Support Strategies for Electronic Case Reporting and its Open Source Connection

A key element of public health surveillance is the reporting of infectious and certain non-infectious conditions to state, local, and tribal public health agencies (PHA) around the United States. Historically, there have been a number of key challenges with the process of case reporting that is pervasive in the United States today. To help overcome some of these barriers, an effort has been underway to move the process of case reporting to electronic. A key component of the emerging electronic care reporting (eCR) strategy is the use of clinical decision support (CDS) to help clinical care organizations determine if a reportable condition is present in a patient's record. Multiple approaches have been identified for this CDS service, including a centralized model being implemented today, and several distributed options which will likely become equally viable. Given the size, diversity, and decentralized nature of healthcare enterprises, it is likely that all three approaches for CDS discussed in this article will be deployed simultaneously.

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Clinovo Offers Validated EDC for University Research and Clinical Studies Without Charge

Press Release | Clinovo | August 17, 2015

Clinovo today announced it is offering its innovative cloud-based clinical research EDC (electronic data capture) system, ClinCapture, for no charge to universities, academic medical centers and other institutional research organizations. Clinovo helps researchers embrace efficiency when developing and managing clinical trials. ClinCapture is the only free, fully validated electronic data capture software on the market. It streamlines the development of clinical trials and enables universities to finally make the move from managing trials on paper to an electronic format, with no startup fees and no ongoing costs for the standard product.

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Clinovo Pledges $40+ Million in eClinical Technologies and Services to the ACRES Consortium

Press Release | Clinovo, ACRES Consortium | June 9, 2015

Clinovo, a leading provider of Cloud-based eClinical software, announces a $40 Million pledge in support of the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) global collaborative model, an Alliance that aims to transform the clinical research enterprise through the construction of a global system for clinical research to accelerate medicines development, while enhancing quality, safety and long-term industry sustainability. Clinovo joins ACRES’ strategic allies group, including those the ACRES Tech Consortium which work towards gathering innovative eClinical systems together in a $100+ Million pledge to bring treatments worldwide.

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CMS Goes Live with Blue Button - With Life and Cost Saving Applications for 53 Million Americans to Use

On August 13 at the White House in Washington, D.C., the Office of American Innovation and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host the first Blue Button 2.0 conference. This event will highlight CMS’ strong investment and leadership in Blue Button as a patient driven means for interoperability, cost-effective care and patient safety. Eight years after President Obama’s announcement of the Blue Button initiative to give Veterans, military beneficiaries and Medicare beneficiaries “easy access to their health information” with the use of a “Blue Button”, CMS Administrator Seema Verma took action with “Blue Button 2.0” so that 53 million Medicare beneficiaries can now make use of CMS approved patient facing Blue Button applications, turning a four-year history of claim data into actionable longitudinal health records to prevent costly medical errors, unnecessary redundant care or other harmful and wasteful care.

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Coding in a Safe Place

The Python Software Foundation's (PSF) Director Carol Willing is ready for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women conference to start on October 14. One of the many highlights of her week will most definitely be the Open Source Day Codeathon, where some attendees will be making their very first contributions to open source. Carol will be mentoring coders for OpenHatch and the Systers' Volunteer Management System. OpenHatch matches people with projects, and Systers is the largest tech forum for women in the world. Learn more about these projects, and the PSF's role at Grace Hopper this year, in this interview.