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Open Health News Continues To Grow-Visitors Cross the 375,000 Mark

We have been very busy lately and did not have time this year to write a recap of major events related to our news web site. Well, a bit late, we start here with a review of our traffic figures. Traffic to the website continues to grow and we are now approaching 20,000 unique visitors per month. As the table shows below, the total number of unique visitors since we launched the site nearly four years ago has surpassed 375,000 and the total number of Page Views has broken the 8 million mark.

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Open Source 'Mix Up' For Tech Fund 2 [United Kingdom]

Sam Sachdeva | eHealth Insider | May 19, 2014

The prospectus for the second round of what is now the 'ntegrated Digital Care Fund' includes a focus on open source solutions, and lists 11 open source suppliers that it is encouraging applicants to use...

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Open Source Focus For UK's 'Tech Fund 2'

Sam Sachdeva | E Health Insider | May 15, 2014

A focus on open source solutions in the second round of the technology fund has been welcomed by suppliers, who say they expect significant interest from trusts.  Applications have opened for the second round of what is now called the Integrated Digital Care Fund, with a ‘prospectus’ released yesterday outlining details for the £240m of funding...

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Open Source Solutions For Public Health Case Reporting and COVID-19

The United States is continuing its slow emergence from a nation-wide shut down imposed to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Most states have started to reopen, with bars, restaurants, and many workplaces starting to fill. As people begin to spend more time together again, it is critically important that public health agencies do everything they can to help prevent further spread of the infection and continue to monitor the level of infection within the population. Data is an important tool that public health has to understand what is going on in the country. Years of limited government investment and neglect of current systems has limited public health's ability to meet the challenges of managing both localized outbreaks and pandemics.

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Open Source Survey Launched

Sam Sachdeva | eHealth Insider | July 28, 2014

The second edition of a survey about open source within the NHS will help to measure how attitudes towards its use are changing following NHS England initiatives, its creator has said.  The survey is being conducted by John Pyle, an open source consultant for NHS England, as part of his MSc thesis at the University of Leeds...

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Open-Access Method Toolbox Software

Press Release | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. | March 20, 2013

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. has released the Method Toolbox, the newest addition to its Open Solutions family of open-access software. Method Toolbox is purification method scouting software that assists with method optimization to increase the productivity of pharmaceutical laboratories and contract research organizations. Read More »

OSEHRA 2014 Summit Shows the Future for Open Source EHR's— US Government IT Procurement

The recent 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Healthcare IT, held September 3-5 in Bethesda, MD, was a huge success and clearly marks a watershed moment for open source health information technology (HIT), as well as a transformation in the way that US government agencies procure technology. The Summit featured more than 120 speakers addressing 90 separate sessions over three days. According to Seong K. Mun, President and CEO of OSEHRA, “this Summit demonstrated solid growth in both the depth and breadth of the OSEHRA Community.” Read More »

OSEHRA 2017: Open Source Becomes Mainstream in the Healthcare Industry

One of the most exciting things about the OSEHRA 2017 Open Source Summit was to see so many leading edge open source health IT solutions, and to hear reports of the major strides they are making around the world. Our very own Editor-in-Chief, Roger A. Maduro gave a presentation on the state of open health IT. The room was absolutely packed, with standing room only. Maduro started his presentation by pointing out that during the recent HIMSS17 conference in Orlando, Florida, more than half of of the 300 sessions of the conference were based on open source solutions such as FHIR, Blockchain, Interoperability and the open/modular IT strategy being followed by Medicaid.

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OSEHRA Community Undertakes Long-Elusive Alignment of VistA Code Base

Press Release | OSEHRA | November 25, 2014

The first Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) VistA Code Alignment Workshop was held in Oakland, California, November 19-21, 2014. An unprecedented effort, the workshop brought together 27 principal developers of VistA from government and private organizations dedicated to open source solutions for the challenges facing healthcare. The primary objective of the workshop was to achieve compatibility among contributed code within the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), the EHR software used at approximately 2,500 facilities worldwide. “A VistA code base with a common community-aligned platform will allow an unimpeded exchange of innovations and reduce duplicitous developments among users and developers,” said Dr. Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA. Read More »

Qualidigm Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Press Release | Qualidigm | April 4, 2013

Qualidigm, the national health care consulting company headquartered in Rocky Hill, Conn., has named Timothy M. Elwell as its new CEO following an extensive national search. Effective immediately, Elwell succeeds Marcia K. Petrillo as CEO. Petrillo, who announced her retirement last June, led the growing and award-winning organization for more than 37 years. Read More »

Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon To Speak At Open Source Think Tank

Press Release | Red Hat | March 18, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon will be a featured keynote speaker at Open Source Think Tank on March 21, 2013... Read More »

Red Hat Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

Press Release | The CEO Roundtable on Cancer | June 3, 2013

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. Read More »

Red Hat Helps Intermountain Healthcare Migrate to an Open Source Infrastructure

Press Release | Red Hat | August 24, 2017

Red Hat, Inc...today announced that Intermountain Healthcare is using Red Hat solutions to help the company transform its existing infrastructure by migrating services from a proprietary platform to an open source Red Hat stack. By implementing Red Hat platforms, Intermountain Healthcare is moving towards a more streamlined and modern IT environment offering enterprise-wide IT automation and on-demand services, enabling them to do more while decreasing complexity.

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Red Hat Helps Public Health England Use Open Source to Pursue Hybrid Cloud Operations

Press Release | Red Hat | April 30, 2019

Red Hat, today announced that Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom, is using Red Hat's open hybrid cloud technologies to support modern digital public health services in the UK. To better support its scientific community, PHE sought to pursue an information and communication technology strategy that embraced modern computing architectures and solutions, including high-performance computing (HPC) and multicloud operations, and one built from an open, automation-centric ecosystem that could integrate a fragmented, proprietary set of existing systems.

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Red Hat Recognizes Cutting-Edge Open Source Deployments In Seventh Annual Innovation Awards

Press Release | Red Hat | June 10, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the finalists of the seventh annual Red Hat Innovation Awards. The awards program recognizes customers, partners and communities for their outstanding use, innovation, and extension of Red Hat technology. Read More »