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IMS MAXIMS Electronic Patient Record Selected for NHS Clinical and Digital Information Systems Framework

Press Release | IMS MAXIMS, NHS London Procurement Partnership | April 18, 2017

NHS hospitals across the country will be able to respond to paperless and personalised care ambitions, by procuring IMS MAXIMS electronic patient record (EPR) technology through a new clinical technology Framework. The pioneering technology specialist has been awarded a place on the new Clinical & Digital Information Systems Framework Agreement (CDIS), launched by NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP)...

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Interview with Andrej Verity on the Humanitarian.ID Crisis App

One of the most exciting parts of working in tech is seeing firsthand how it empowers people to solve previously indomitable problems. But the best solutions don’t just materialize on their own — they must be driven forward, often against major odds, by passionate individuals and organizations dedicated to making them a reality. Over the past year, we’ve had the honor of working with Andrej Verity of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), who is just such a person. We sat down to talk to him about Humanitarian.ID, the contact management application that transforms how responders coordinate during humanitarian disasters.

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Introducing OpenClinica Participate

I’d like to introduce our upcoming product, OpenClinica Participate, a tool tightly integrated with OpenClinica for engaging patients and collecting data directly from study participants. If you took OpenClinica's recent survey, you got a glimpse of what your forms for patient-reported outcomes could look like in OpenClinica Participate. Driven by a powerful forms engine based on proven open-source technology, the participant forms are simple, dynamic, mobile-focused, and platform-independent. But it’s about a lot more than mobile-friendly forms.

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Is Open Source The Key To Creating The Government Of The Future?

Pat Fiorenza | Open Source Delivers | December 4, 2013

At GovLoop.com, the knowledge network for government, we are passionate about highlighting the bright spots in government and helping to improve it. That’s why I am excited to share our most recent GovLoop Guide, focused on open source technology. Read More »

Joyent Partners With Canonical On Customized Ubuntu As A Cloud Service

Sam Dean | GigaOM | February 20, 2014

Joyent, well-known on the cloud computing scene and a growing player in Big Data analytics, announced a partnership with Canonical today to provide customers with optimized and supported Ubuntu server images in the Joyent Cloud. Effectively, users will be able to leverage a Canonical-customized Ubuntu in the cloud. [...] Read More »

Lawmakers Dispute DoD, VA’s Claims of Health Record Interoperability

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | July 14, 2016

Three months ago, the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs certified to Congress that their electronic health records could finally exchange data in a meaningful way. But lawmakers aren’t satisfied with that assertion and are looking for more clarity on what “interoperability” actually means. With some fanfare, the two departments both attested that they’d met a 2014 congressional mandate to make all of their respective health data interoperable with one another’s IT systems...

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Linux Foundation Releases Program For LinuxCon And CloudOpen North America

Press Release | LinuxCon, CloudOpen | June 4, 2014

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the schedule and program for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, taking place August 20-22, 2014 in Chicago, IL...

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Michigan Tech Engineering Team Joins Open Source Ventilator Movement

Press Release | Michigan Technological University | March 20, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the research community is looking for solutions. In addition to work on vaccines and medicine, medical technology is needed. In severe cases of COVID-19, the disease attacks the respiratory system, and one of the major bottlenecks in treatment is having enough ventilators. The open-source hardware community wants to change that. Joshua Pearce...an open-source hardware expert and co-editor-in-chief of HardwareX [explained] that 3D-printed lab hardware and other open-source tech can be cost-effective and encourages design improvement. "Even complex medical devices are not outside the realm of possibility anymore."

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Microsoft TechDays 2014 Showcases Work With Open Source Technologies

Frederic Aatz | Openness@Microsoft | March 4, 2014

Microsoft TechDays 2014, the largest annual tech event in France dedicated to developers, IT professionals and business leaders, recently brought together 19,000 attendees with 60,000 online participants for three packed days of sessions. Read More »

Mozilla Announces Second Set of COVID-19 Solutions Fund Recipients

Press Release | Mozilla | June 8, 2020

Innovations spanning food supplies, medical records and PPE manufacture were today included in the final three awards made by Mozilla from its COVID-19 Solutions Fund. The Fund was established at the end of March by the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS), to offer up to $50,000 each to open source technology projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In just two months, the Fund received 163 applicants from 30 countries and is now closed to new applications.

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Mozilla Announces the First Set of COVID-19 Solutions Fund Recipients

Press Release | Mozilla | June 6, 2020

In less than two weeks, Mozilla received more than 160 applications from 30 countries for its COVID-19 Solutions Fund Awards. Today, the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) is excited to announce its first three recipients. This Fund was established at the end of March, to offer up to $50,000 each to open source technology projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic...In the coming weeks Mozilla will announce the remaining winning applicants. The application form has been closed for now, owing to the high number of submissions already being reviewed.

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Mozilla Open Source Support Launches COVID-19 Solutions Fund

Press Release | Mozilla | March 31, 2020

Mozilla is announcing today the creation of a COVID-19 Solutions Fund as part of the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS). Through this fund, we will provide awards of up to $50,000 each to open source technology projects which are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in some way. The MOSS Program, created in 2015, broadens access, increases security, and empowers users by providing catalytic funding to open source technologists. We have already seen inspiring examples of open source technology being used to increase the capacity of the world's healthcare systems to cope with this crisis.

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NHS Open Source Movement Gathers Pace As Trusts Set Up CIC [UK]

Edward Qualtrough | CIO UK | February 9, 2015

An NHS open source community interest company (CIC) has been set up to guide the development of an electronic patient record system, which NHS England hopes will ignite the open source digital health and care services markets to better serve clinicians and patients. Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust formally signed an agreement in December 2014 to become the initial members of the new organisation acting as custodians for source code of the openMAXIMS EPR suite, which was released as open source in June 2014. Last week the CIC received approved establishment from Companies House.

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North Bridge Invites Open Source Community to Discuss Key Findings from 2014 Future of Open Source Study

Press Release | North Bridge, Black Duck Software | March 27, 2014

North Bridge Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, together with Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software adoption, management and governance, will unveil the findings of the eighth annual Future of Open Source survey during a webinar, “2014 Future of Open Source Survey Results Revealed,” scheduled for Thursday, April 3rd, at 2 p.m. ET. Read More »

Oakland Biohackers Beat Funding Goal for Open Source Insulin Protocol

Isaac Smith | Oakland North | December 18, 2015

From day jobs at such powerhouse facilities as UC San Francisco, Amgen Inc., and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, they come to work on the project called Open Insulin. The project aims to accelerate development of a generic version of the lifesaving medicine while showing that citizen scientists and biohackers can contribute an alternative to methods now used by the for-profit pharmaceutical business model, says the group’s 33-year-old co-founder Anthony Di Franco of Berkeley...

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