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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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What Blockchain and Open Source Communities Have in Common

One of the characteristics of blockchains that gets a lot of attention is how they enable distributed trust. The topic of trust is a surprisingly complicated one. In fact, there's now an entire book devoted to the topic by Kevin Werbach. But here's what it means in a nutshell. Organizations that wish to work together, but do not fully trust one another, can establish a permissioned blockchain and invite business partners to record their transactions on a shared distributed ledger. Permissioned blockchains can trace assets when transactions are added to the blockchain. A permissioned blockchain implies a degree of trust (again, trust is complicated) among members of a consortium, but no single entity controls the storage and validation of transactions.

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What Do Open Source Product Teams Do?

Product managers and product marketing managers are the two most common product management roles, but product management can be further split into any number of roles, including competitive analysis, business strategy, sales enablement, revenue growth, content creation, sales tools, and more. With a very large product, even the product management role may be broken up into separate roles. You may even hear titles like technical marketing manager, product evangelist, and business owner, not to mention people-management roles for groups of individual contributor roles. For the purpose of this article, I refer to all of these roles collectively as "product management."

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Why 2018 Was a Breakout Year for Open Source Deals

Klint Finley | Wired | December 23, 2018

At the beginning of 2018, it didn't seem like the open source movement could get any bigger. Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system; websites including Facebook and Wikipedia; and a growing number of gadgets have open source software under the hood-literally, in the case of cars. The world's largest companies, including Walmart and JP Morgan Chase, not only use open source but have released their own open source software so the rest of the world can modify and share their code. Then, in June, Microsoft announced plans to buy GitHub, the platform used by millions of developers and companies, including Google and Walmart, to host popular open source projects, for $7.5 billion.

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With The .Net Foundation, Microsoft Finally Bets Big On Open Source

Owen Thomas | ReadWrite.com | April 3, 2014

For years, Microsoft has flirted with the open-source movement, trying to build bridges with developers that favor publicly released code over proprietary software. This week, the software giant finally made the big moves skeptics of its commitment to open source have been looking for.

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Working to Get the United Nations to Adopt Open Source Development Tools

Working at the bleeding edge of global development is about to get more lively. Akvo.org co-founder Mark Charmer argues the world needs the open source movement to assert itself right now.... Read More »

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 »

CHAOSScon

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 28, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Vancouver
Canada

At CHAOSScon, join the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software (CHAOSS) community which tracks and measures open source project health and sustainability. The conference will focus on tools used by several open source projects, communities, and engineering teams to track and analyze their development activities, communities health, diversity, risk, and value. The conference will showcase CHAOSS updates, use cases, and hands-on workshops for developers, community managers, project managers, and anyone interested in measuring open source project health.

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OSEHRA Community Webcast: 5 Initiatives on the Leading Edge

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
October 9, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Today’s Open Source Community is driving and expanding healthcare transformation. Join our national webinar in conjunction with National Health IT Week and learn about five cutting-edge open source projects currently advancing within the OSEHRA Community. Updates will include synthetic patient data generation and implementation; popHealth®; open API’s and open architecture; digital health platforms; and internationalization efforts.

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All Things Open 2020

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 19, 2020 (All day) - October 20, 2020 (All day)

All Things Open™2020 is a polyglot technology conference focusing on the tools, processes, and people making open source possible. The conference is designed for technologists and decision makers around the topic of open source in the enterprise. The event will feature world-class speakers, content and networking opportunities. Attendees can choose from 45 minute - 1.5 hour tutorial sessions or workshops hosted by some of the best open source experts in the world. The goal is to educate participants so they can make open source work for their companies.

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Community Leadership Summit 2020

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 19, 2020 (All day)

The Community Leadership Summit 2020 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. Leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration will discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community. CLS 2020 will be hosted as part of All Things Open 2020 conference. The event will take place Monday, October 19 over the entire day​ and will feature facilitated sessions and discussions on multiple community-focused topics. As everyone is aware, community is vital to the health and ongoing sustainability of open source. It warrants a stand-alone event and in-depth discussion.

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