Paul Biondich

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Rwanda Hosts Summit of Open Source Health Software Consortia

Staff | IGIHE | September 26, 2012

[From] September 24th - 27th 2012 a host of international health information professionals participated in Kigali’s first ever Open Health Information Exchange (OpenHIE) symposium. The symposium brought key open source health software communities together to collaboratively create and deploy an integrated eHealth system for the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Read More »

The Anvil Podcast: OpenMRS

Several weeks ago I went to the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon. The OpenMRS project was represented there by a number of the team members, and I was able to have a few informal conversations with them. After I got back home, I conducted an interview with Ben Wolfe, who actually wasn’t at the conference, but he talked to me about what the OpenMRS project does, and who is using it in the world, and where it’s going in the future. We also talked a little bit about their Google Summer of Code students. Here’s my conversation with Ben.

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The Linux Foundation Announces Early Keynote Speaker Line Up for LinuxCon + CloudOpen Europe

Press Release | Linux Foundation | July 3, 2014

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds and Leaders From Amazon, ownCloud and XPRIZE to Demonstrate the Spread of Linux and Open Source Principles and Methods Across Industries

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The Linux Foundation Announces Early Keynote Speaker Line Up For LinuxCon And CloudOpen Europe

Press Release | The Linux Foundation, CloudOpen | July 1, 2014

Linux creator Linus Torvalds and leaders from Amazon, ownCloud and XPRIZE to demonstrate the spread of Linux and open source principles and methods across industries...

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Theresa Cullen to co-lead Regenstrief's transformational Global Health Informatics Program

Press Release | Regenstrief | October 16, 2015

Theresa Cullen, M.D., M.S., an internationally respected leader in health information technology and its application in resource-limited environments, has been named associate director of the Regenstrief Institute's Global Health Informatics Program. She joins the institute's Center for Biomedical Informatics as an investigator following three-and-a-half years as chief medical informatics officer and director of health informatics at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Two Regenstrief Innovators Win AMIA's Lindberg Award for Open Source EHR Work in Developing Countries

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | November 8, 2016

Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, will receive the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association for their work on open source software. AMIA's Lindberg award recognizes individuals for technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics...

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Uganda: Government Embraces Open Source Electronic Medical Records System

Emmanuel Ainebyoona | All Africa | December 10, 2016

The Ministry of Health has introduced an electronic medical records system to, among other things, track patients' history countrywide. The system targets patients who visit both public and private health facilities around the country. Under the new initiative, an individual's medical information can be electronically shared from one department to another while observing confidentiality. The government has started with HIV/Aids patients, but will later enroll it to all clinical aspects of medicine to boost the referral system...

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World's Largest Open Source Health Information Technology Project Tackles Ebola

Press Release | Indiana University | April 27, 2015

"An effective, longitudinal medical record is an essential requirement for Ebola treatment and these records can't be carried in and out of infected areas. A networked electronic medical record is essential--and OpenMRS offers a cost-effective, well-tested system that has been deployed in multiple sites in dozens of countries in a sustainable way," said OpenMRS co-founder and project leader Paul Biondich, M.D., a Regenstrief Institute investigator and Indiana University School of Medicine associate professor of pediatrics.

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“Write Code! Save Lives!” OpenMRS Meet in Malawi Shows the Way

More recently, I attended the 12th annual International OpenMRS Implementers’ Conference in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe, from Dec. 12 to 16, 2017. At this annual event, volunteers, developers and implementers came together to talk about all things OpenMRS and develop strategies for the evolution and applications of the software....Meeting this determined and committed community has boosted my drive and sense of purpose for writing code. I feel like this is the kind of project that I can contribute code to for many years to come. At the conference, I was reminded of a common Global Health Corps saying: “Once a fellow, always a fellow!”

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Redwood MedNet Conference 2014

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 24, 2014 - 5:00pm - July 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel And Spa Santa Rosa, CA
United States

Connecting California to Improve Patient Care is an annual conference on electronic health information exchange and interoperability.  Presenters will explain practical solutions for securely sharing electronic clinical information between separate health care facilities. Presentations address the status of health information exchange services in California, national standards for clinical data interoperability, innovations in patient safety, and emerging tools for physician and patient engagement.

California Connects Interoperability Exhibition, hosted concurrently as part of the Redwood MedNet Conference, will feature practical demonstrations on interoperability.  Ten kiosks will show the secure exchange of electronic health data, including patient engagement with the care team, in a hands on manner that allows one on one interaction with the kiosk presenters. The kiosks are co-sponsored by Redwood MedNet and California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CAHIE).

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LinuxCon and CloudCon Europe

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 13, 2014 (All day) - October 15, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Congress Centre Dusseldorf Düsseldorf
Germany

LinuxCon Europe is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community. There's simply no other event in Europe where developers, sys admins, architects and all types and levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further knowledge of Linux and open source collaboration in general. LinuxCon will feature over 100 sessions with innovative content on the latest kernel updates, storage technologies and interfaces, security, Internet of Things and talks related to open source collaboration and best practices.

CloudOpen Europe features technical content that addresses open cloud platforms and devops tools. It is the only venue where various open cloud technologies come together under one roof to advance Apache Stratos, AWS, Chef, CloudStack, Docker, Gluster, Hadoop, Juju, KVM, Linux, MariaDB, MySQL, OpenDaylight, OpenStack, oVirt, Puppet, SaltStack, the Xen Project and more.

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OpenMRS Worldwide Summit 2015 [Updated]

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 8, 2015 (All day) - December 14, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Singapore Management University (SMU) Singapore
Singapore

OpenMRS Inc., the non-profit organization supporting the OpenMRS community, is hosting a new annual global gathering of contributors called OpenMRS Worldwide Summit, focused on building and growing both our community and our software. While our OpenMRS Implementers Meetings will continue to bring together OpenMRS implementers & health care professionals to focus on how OpenMRS is used, the annual Worldwide Summit will bring together OpenMRS people of all types, and will offer them opportunities to share their work, as well as discuss how software will evolve in the coming year. The first OpenMRS Summit is happening 8-14 December 2015 in Singapore. Read on for more information about the schedule and logistics.

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32nd VistA Community Meeting

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
January 11, 2016 (All day) - January 13, 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Regenstrief Institute
1101 West Tenth Street
Indianapolis, IN
United States

The VistA community is holding its 32nd VistA Community Meeting (VCM) at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. The meeting is going to be addressed by a wide range of speakers, from current and former top officials of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to leading innovators for the Vista and RPMS EHRs. The goal of these meetings is to create a collaborative conference where VistA Community can network and collaborate, i.e., to share ideas and work, with the objective of moving VistA & the VistA community forward.

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2018 OpenMRS Implementers Conference

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 3, 2018 (All day) - December 8, 2018 (All day)

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 OpenMRS Implementers’ Conference (#OMRS18) will be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya in association with HELINA 2018 (#HELINA2018), the biannual meeting of the Pan-African Health Informatics Association. Our hosts, the Kenya Ministry of Health, the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA – http://www.kehia.org) and the OpenMRS Kenya Community have organized a planning committee over the past few weeks, and they have set up regular planning meetings with the OpenMRS Events Team to ensure this is a world-class event.

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HELINA 2018

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 3, 2018 (All day) - December 8, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Nairobi
Kenya

The 2018 edition of the Pan-African health informatics conference (HELINA) is scheduled from 3rd – 8th December 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will be hosted by the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA) and will focus on how technology is being used to strengthen health systems in the African Region. HELINA conferences have been known to provide a platform for both academia and industry to showcase results of scientific research and industry practice. This year's conference is going to be co-hosted with the 2018 OpenMRS Implementers meeting.

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