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WELL Health Technologies Becomes World’s First Billion-dollar Open Source EMR Company

Canadian start-up company WELL Health Technologies (WELL) just crossed the threshold a month ago to become the world’s first billion-dollar open source electronic medical records (EMR) company. WELL, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has accomplished this milestone less than three years after its founding. WELL’s market cap is currently hovering between $1.2 and $1.3 billion. The company has developed a disruptive digital health platform model with an open source EMR core, and a firm focus on improving clinical outcomes by using the technology to assist physicians and patients focus on health and wellness. Its goal is to shift the industry from a highly fragmented and expensive sick-care system to a health care system.

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Why Don't we Value Open Source Software Assets?

Developers and software providers love open source software (OSS) for its capability, maturity, accessibility and transparency. So why isn't there more promotion of the use of open source software and why do procurement professionals find it so difficult to grasp the value of open source software? One of the key reasons may lie in the genuine lack of clarity that surrounds the accounting of open source software, which has zero license cost. The ubiquitous use of open source throughout the technology sector coupled with the lack of accounting policy clarity surrounding the acts of creating and open source software, is undervaluing the assets of software intensive sectors like finance and healthcare and of large institutions like the National Health Service (NHS).

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2015 Health IT Marketing and PR Conference

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 7, 2015 - 8:00am - May 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Las Vegas, NV
United States

We’re really excited to announce the Health IT Marketing and PR Conference (HITMC) schedule. We’ve started posting the HITMC speaker profiles. You’ll see some of the leading thinkers in marketing and PR from inside and outside healthcare and we still have a lot more to add. This two day event will teach some of the latest trends, techniques, and tools in social media marketing, lead generation, event public relations, blogging, search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, influencing ratings, PR best practices, and much much more. Read More »