Asia-Pacific eHealth Community News

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4 Reasons U.S. EMR Firms Won’t Try China

James Ritchie | EMR & HIPAA | October 23, 2013

If you have something to sell, chances are you’ve thought about selling it in China. Read More »

Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN)

The Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) promotes better use of information communication technology (ICT) to achieve improved health through peer-to-peer assistance and knowledge sharing and learning using a regional approach for greater country-level impacts across South and Southeast Asia. To achieve this AeHIN works in four strategic areas to: Read More »

Australia to follow New Zealand's lead on changes to software patent laws

The movement to pass new laws doing away with software patents continues to pick up steam. Following on the heels of action by the government of New Zealand to abolish software patents, the Open Source Industry Australia (OSIA) is urging the Australian government to do the same. In addition to New Zealand's recent ban on software patents, the European Union (EU) has been debating similar moves for more than a decade. Brazil, Russia, India and China are also beginning to get on board with the idea. Read More »

Driving innovation with Open Source

Clarice Africa | Asia-Pacific FurtureGov | May 23, 2013

For the last ten years, Estonia has been ranked as the ‘Best of the Best’ for e-government applications by the United Nations. Sikkut said part of their success can be attributed to the use of open source in projects such as: e-health; e-police and e-justice; national citizens and business portals; e-procurement; document exchange systems; and digital culture portals and systems. Read More »

How Online Mapmakers are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

Robinson Meyer | The Atlantc | November 12, 2013

It will be months before we know the true damage brought about by super typhoon Haiyan. The largest death tolls now associated with the storm are only estimates. Aid workers from across the world are now flying to the island nation, or they just recently arrived there. Read More »

In Tech-Savvy Japan, Citizens Utilize Crisis Mapping

Shereen Meraji | NPR | March 28, 2011

Open source software called Ushahidi allows people to add and update information to maps that anyone with an Internet connection can access. In Tokyo, a crew of volunteers is using the software to map everything — from health services to the location of emergency aid workers — in Japan's hardest hit areas

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Indian Companies opt for Open Source Softwares to cut costs

Jochelle Mendonca | The Economic Times | September 9, 2013

Indian enterprises are increasingly moving to open-source software, recognising the cost benefits and flexibility Read More »

India’s ‘hackathon for women’ tries to solve issues with technology

Pankaj Maru | Tech In Asia | November 14, 2013

Most hackathons bring together software coders, techies or geeks to develop applications for specific tech platforms, software languages, or business areas. However this ‘hackathon for women’ organized by Grace Hopper India is quite unique. Read More »

Open source solutions for the Philippines

Rizal Raoul Reyes | Business Mirror | October 13, 2012

THE National Telehealth Center (NTHC) has urged Filipinos to become more active members of the OpenMRS (Medical Records System) to enhance the country’s health capacity. To promote the system, the NTHC recently organized a gathering of developers and users of free and open-source software for use in health centers around the world for the sixth annual OpenMRS Implementers Meeting held at the Y.C. James Yen Center at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR).

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OSEPA Publications

The Open Source for European Public Adminisration (OSEPA) project is dedicated to sharing knowledge and experiences in order to identify and analyze best practices with regards to the use of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in public administration. A series of publications have been produced related to usage, best practices, cost benefits, lessons learned, and much more. Read More »

Wireless Access for Health Project and Open Source HIS to Expand to All Tarlac Health Clinics in the Philippines

Press Release | Qualcomm Incorporated | May 23, 2012

Tarlac to Become the First Philippine Province to Use 3G Technology and a Modern [Open Source] Health Information System to Enable More Responsive Health Care for an Entire Province
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China Open Source Week

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Open Source Event
October 15, 2011 (All day) - October 21, 2011 (All day)

China Open Source Week is the grouping together of several open source events and meetings in the same week in order to achieve maximum efficiency and benefits for the attendees. Read More »

Malaysia Open Source Conference 2012

Event Details
July 8, 2012 - 2:00pm - July 10, 2012 - 5:30pm
Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Open Source Conference 2012 (MOSC2012) is an international conference for sharing knowledge in ICT thats related to Open Source Software (OSS) and OSS communities. This year’s theme for Malaysia Open Source Conference 2012 is “Enterprising Open Source”. The theme invites the participant to share and explore the Open Source solutions and technology that are used in Enterprise environment.

This year, we are back to Klang Valley as most of our target participants are here. About 500 Open Source developers, system administrators, entrepreneurs, CIOs, CTOs, expert users, strategists and enthusiasts from all over the world are expected to join the 4th installment of Malaysia Open Source Conference which will be held on 8th to 10th July 2012.

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VistA Implementation at JPNATC in India

September 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Webinar on the Implementation of VistA at Jai Prakash Narain Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) & Economical integration of various modules for a developing country.

Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) 2012

Event Details
October 22, 2012 (All day) - October 25, 2012 (All day)
Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace Beijing

Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) is a regional member of International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). At present, APAMI has 18 country and regional members. The APAMI conference is held every 3 years. The 7th APAMI Conference will be held on 22-25 Oct, 2012 at Beijing. Read More »