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Open Health News is a combined news, knowledge, and resource portal on all things related to open source in healthcare. It has become the premier site of choice for Open Health IT news and information. One of its goals is to become the definitive source of news and information about ‘open source’ health IT solutions and community activities. Another goal is to help raise awareness of the many high quality open source health IT products that have been developed and the growing number of organizations providing support for these products.

Mission: To be "The Voice for the Open Health Community"

Top 3 Benefits of Company Open Source Programs   #opensource #todogroup
05/08/2019
Top 3 Benefits of Company Open Source Programs | Open Health News

Top 3 Benefits of Company Open Source Programs #opensource #todogroup

Chris AniszczykMany organizations, from Red Hat to internet-scale giants like Google and Facebook, have established open source programs (OSPO). The TODO Group, a network of open source program managers, recently performed the first annual survey of corporate open source programs, and it revealed so...

The State of Open Source in South Korea. Korean companies are making important #opensource contributions in #mobility, #...
05/08/2019
The State of Open Source in South Korea | Open Health News

The State of Open Source in South Korea. Korean companies are making important #opensource contributions in #mobility, #artificialintelligence, web technologies, and many other areas. #Samsung #Naver #Kakao #Coupang #KAITA

Bryant SonOpen source software is growing exponentially all around the world, and South Korea is a vital part of that trend. While most South Korean open source projects don't get the international attention that projects from the Apache Foundation, the Linux Foundation, and similar organizations re...

Ready or Not: New Report on Protecting the Public's Health. Noam Arzt reviews report released by the Trust for America's...
05/06/2019

Ready or Not: New Report on Protecting the Public's Health. Noam Arzt reviews report released by the Trust for America's Health https://buff.ly/2WqW3X7 #OpenHealth #TFAH @HealthyAmerica1 #diseasesurveillance #bioterrorism #biodefense #healthequity #opensource @noamarzt

From Data Silos to Black Holes...the Story of America's Healthcare System? https://buff.ly/2VyK10E #datasilos #blackhole...
04/29/2019

From Data Silos to Black Holes...the Story of America's Healthcare System? https://buff.ly/2VyK10E #datasilos #blackhole #bigdata #artificialintellgence #medicalcare #modernmedicine #digitalhealthdata

9 resources for data science projects to help novice engineer start on a path towards data science mastery. https://buff...
04/28/2019

9 resources for data science projects to help novice engineer start on a path towards data science mastery. https://buff.ly/2GRHnv0 #datascience #machinelearning #artificialintelligence #AI

12 Open Source Tools for Natural Language Processing. Article by Dan Barker on a dozen options for NLP applications.  #d...
04/27/2019
12 Open Source Tools for Natural Language Processing | Open Health News

12 Open Source Tools for Natural Language Processing. Article by Dan Barker on a dozen options for NLP applications. #datascience #MachineLearning #NLP #NLTK #TextBlob #Textacy #PyTorch-NLP #Retext #Nlp.js #Brain.js #OpenNLP #StanfordNLP #CogCompNLP

Dan BarkerNatural language processing (NLP), the technology that powers all the chatbots, voice assistants, predictive text, and other speech/text applications that permeate our lives, has evolved significantly in the last few years. There are a wide variety of open source NLP tools out there, so I....

A 'Very Graphic History' Of Germ Warfare. "World War Z" author Max Brooks, writes new graphic novel to reminds us never ...
04/26/2019
A 'Very Graphic History' Of Germ Warfare | Open Health News

A 'Very Graphic History' Of Germ Warfare. "World War Z" author Max Brooks, writes new graphic novel to reminds us never to take public health for granted. #bioterrorism #biodefense #pandemic

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Max Brooks, best-selling author of "World War Z" and non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, has partnered with the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense to produce GERM WARFARE: A Very Graphic History. This highly stylized and engagi...

ONC Gets It Mostly Right with TEFCA 2.0. Detailed analysis of the second draft  #EHI #eCR #FHIR #HIN #HIPAA #IIS #IHS #I...
04/26/2019
ONC Gets It Mostly Right with TEFCA 2.0 | Open Health News

ONC Gets It Mostly Right with TEFCA 2.0. Detailed analysis of the second draft #EHI #eCR #FHIR #HIN #HIPAA #IIS #IHS #ISA #MRTC #patientsafety #publichealth #QHIN #QTF #TEFCA #TEF

Noam H. Arzt, Ph.D.On April 17, 2019 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the second draft of its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) for comment. The initial version was released more than a year ago in January 2018 (see my orig...

How to fix the medical referral challenges - How to build digital care transitions to reach the entire medical network a...
04/22/2019
White Paper: Stop the Referral Problem - Building Digital Care Transitions that Reach Your Entire Network | Open Health News

How to fix the medical referral challenges - How to build digital care transitions to reach the entire medical network and bypass medical data blocking #OpenHealth #carecoordination #digitalreferrals #patientrecords #interoperability #EHR #EMR #healthIT

The healthcare industry has crossed a digital chasm-at least in part. Patient records have moved from paper to computer and many transactions, such as e-prescribing and lab orders have been automated, to accelerate workflows, minimize mistakes and reduce costs.

Is Machine Learning for the Birds? Cacophony Project uses #opensource technology to monitor and protect endangered bird ...
04/08/2019

Is Machine Learning for the Birds? Cacophony Project uses #opensource technology to monitor and protect endangered bird populations against predators in New Zealand https://buff.ly/2UGKvBr #machinelearning #artificialintelligence #CacophonyProject #RaspberryPi #TensorFlow

How Open Data and Tools Can Save Lives During a Disaster  #OpenHealth #OpenSource #ResiliencyMaps #naturaldisaster #Fiel...
04/07/2019
How Open Data and Tools Can Save Lives During a Disaster | Open Health News

How Open Data and Tools Can Save Lives During a Disaster #OpenHealth #OpenSource #ResiliencyMaps #naturaldisaster #FieldPapers #MaptimeSF #Mapillary #datavisualization #disasterpreparedness #OpenData #OpenStreetMap #OSM

Nicole MartinelliIf you've lived through a major, natural disaster, you know that during the first few days you'll probably have to rely on a mental map, instead of using a smartphone as an extension of your brain. Where's the closest hospital with disaster care? What about shelters? Gas stations? A...

Public Health Organizations Implore Congress to Fund Public Health Surveillance Systems  #publichealth #diseaseoutbreaks...
04/03/2019
Public Health Organizations Implore Congress to Fund Public Health Surveillance Systems | Open Health News

Public Health Organizations Implore Congress to Fund Public Health Surveillance Systems #publichealth #diseaseoutbreaks #eCR #CDC #RCKMS #LRN #EHR #IIS #healthIT #syndromicsurveillance #naturaldisasters #HLNConsulting @noamarzt

Noam H. Arzt, Ph.D.HLN Consulting joined more than eighty organizations, institutions, and companies in imploring Congress to fund public health surveillance systems. The appropriations request letters – one to the House and one to the Senate – seek one billion in funding over ten years (and $10...

03/30/2019
GAO Report on Patient Matching: Nothing New Under the Sun | Open Health News

GAO Report on Patient Matching: Nothing New Under the Sun. The GAO missed great work done by public health agencies, organizations and expert panels #patientmatching #patientregistries #IIS

Noam H. Arzt, Ph.D.On January 15, 2019, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report to Congress, Health Information Technology: Approaches and Challenges to Electronically Matching Patients' Records across Providers. This report is in response to the mandate in the 21st Centu...

Lost in the Signal...Is Most Healthcare Spending Being Wasted?  #BryanCaplan #healthcarespending #EducationalSystem #ine...
03/30/2019
Lost in the Signal...Is Most Healthcare Spending Being Wasted? | Open Health News

Lost in the Signal...Is Most Healthcare Spending Being Wasted? #BryanCaplan #healthcarespending #EducationalSystem #ineffectivecare

I finally got around to reading Bryan Caplan's The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money. In it, Dr. Caplan, an economics professor at George Mason University and self-avowed libertarian, argues that, aside from basic literacy and numeracy, our educational sys...

Is WeWork's Ecosystems Approach a Model for Healthcare Platforms? Healthcare systems are in desperate need for a redesig...
03/30/2019
Is WeWork's Ecosystems Approach a Model for Healthcare Platforms? | Open Health News

Is WeWork's Ecosystems Approach a Model for Healthcare Platforms? Healthcare systems are in desperate need for a redesign. Kim Bellard may be on to something here #WeWork #healthsystems #Collaborationhubs #ParsleyHealth

Kim BellardMaybe you don't work in a WeWork office setting. Maybe you haven't ever visited one. Maybe you haven't even heard of WeWork. In that case, then you'll probably be surprised that this audacious real estate start-up now has a valuation close to $50b, with over 400,000 "members" in 100 citie...

"Disease X: Are You Prepared?" Conference on Highly Infectious Disease Preparedness to be Held in Tennessee  #DiseaseX #...
03/29/2019
"Disease X: Are You Prepared?" Conference on Highly Infectious Disease Preparedness to be Held in Tennessee | Open Health News

"Disease X: Are You Prepared?" Conference on Highly Infectious Disease Preparedness to be Held in Tennessee #DiseaseX #publichealth #disastermedicine #BalladHealth #disasterprevention #infectiousdiseases @GavinMacSkin

When an outbreak of infectious disease occurs, it's essential for healthcare providers to have a well-planned, coordinated approach to treating the disease and protecting the community. That's why Ballad Health has organized a panel of experts to provide training and education to regional healthcare...

Machine Learning: Part II - #OpenSource Tools Available to the Average Healthcare Worker https://buff.ly/2J8HJAt #health...
03/29/2019

Machine Learning: Part II - #OpenSource Tools Available to the Average Healthcare Worker https://buff.ly/2J8HJAt #healthIT #Machinelearning #ML #WEKA #OrangeML #RapidMiner #KNIME #biostatistics #ArtificialInteligence

Part 3 of Bob Hoyt's series on machine learning in healthcare. Hands-on review with open source ML software  #OpenHealth...
03/29/2019
Machine Learning in Healthcare: Part 3 - Time for a Hands-On Test | Open Health News

Part 3 of Bob Hoyt's series on machine learning in healthcare. Hands-on review with open source ML software #OpenHealth #MachineLearning #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #Biostatistics @RapidMiner #WEKA

Every inpatient and outpatient EHR could theoretically be integrated with a machine learning platform to generate predictions, in order to alert clinicians about important events such as sepsis, pulmonary emboli, etc.

Fax Technologies Take Center Stage at HIMSS19 Exhibition  #digitalfax #cloudfax #faxtechnologies #OpenHealthNews #HIMSS1...
02/14/2019
Fax Technologies Take Center Stage at HIMSS19 Exhibition | Open Health News

Fax Technologies Take Center Stage at HIMSS19 Exhibition #digitalfax #cloudfax #faxtechnologies #OpenHealthNews #HIMSS19 #HIMSS2019

One of the most surprising developments at HIMSS19 is the large number of companies exhibiting their Fax Technologies. Long derided by reporters, health IT consultants, and EHR vendors, fax technologies have been growing in leaps and bounds while EHRs continue to fail to deliver interoperability.

Open Health News Guide to HIMSS19. Looking at the conference through an Open Source and Free-Market standpoint   #HIMSS1...
02/12/2019
Open Health News Guide to HIMSS19 | Open Health News

Open Health News Guide to HIMSS19. Looking at the conference through an Open Source and Free-Market standpoint #HIMSS19 #HIMSS2019 #OpenHealth #OpenSource #OSEHRA #CAHIE #PULSE #HUMETRIX #healthIT

The annual gargantuan HIMSS conference is back in Orlando with over 45,000 participants from more than 90 countries. There will be more than 1,300 vendors at the exhibit floor and more than 300 educational sessions.

#HIMSS19: Open Source Software for Disaster Preparedness and Response  #OpenHealth #OpenSource #disasterresponse #health...
02/12/2019
HIMSS19: Open Source Software for Disaster Preparedness and Response | Open Health News

#HIMSS19: Open Source Software for Disaster Preparedness and Response #OpenHealth #OpenSource #disasterresponse #healthIT #PULSE #CAHIE #Campfire

Although not officially listed as a track at the HIMSS19 conference, there are a series of very important presentations on the use of open source software for disaster preparedness and response. This is a critical topic that we have covered extensively in Open Health News.

We Don't Need No Stinking Batteries. New technologies to power implantable medical devices and sensors https://buff.ly/2...
02/05/2019

We Don't Need No Stinking Batteries. New technologies to power implantable medical devices and sensors https://buff.ly/2HUxhvF #IoT #MoS2 #smartpills #WiFi #bluetooth

02/05/2019
HIMSS19: What to Look Out For | Open Health News

#HIMSS19: What to Look Out For. Noam Arzt suggestions for things to look for at the 2019 HIMSS conference #OpenHealth #HealthIT #interoperability #FHIR #datastandards @noamarzt @HLNConsulting

Noam H. Arzt, Ph.D.The 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition is in many ways a daunting event. Upwards of 40,000 people will likely attend this combination of educational experience, trade show, and overall shmooz-fest. But many people who go to this conference have a tough time: its sheer siz...

Anatomy of a Public Health Open Source Project: HLN's Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) https://buff.ly/2RY6SSm #Ope...
01/31/2019

Anatomy of a Public Health Open Source Project: HLN's Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) https://buff.ly/2RY6SSm #OpenHealth #OpenSource #PublicHealth #ICE #OpenCDS #immunization @HLNConsulting

Do Unto #Robots As You...the rise of robots in the healthcare system and personal relationships https://buff.ly/2CUxc5k ...
01/30/2019

Do Unto #Robots As You...the rise of robots in the healthcare system and personal relationships https://buff.ly/2CUxc5k #robotics #AI

It's 2019. Smartphones are Out...On to the Next Big Thing...from voice assistants to a brain-computer interface https://...
01/29/2019

It's 2019. Smartphones are Out...On to the Next Big Thing...from voice assistants to a brain-computer interface https://buff.ly/2WtaeLV #BCI @BrainGateTeam

#AHRQ Releases Draft Guide for Registry #Interoperability: Does Public Health Have a Role?  #TEFCA #ONC #CDS #USCDI #EHR...
01/29/2019
AHRQ Releases Draft Guide for Registry Interoperability: Does Public Health Have a Role? | Open Health News

#AHRQ Releases Draft Guide for Registry #Interoperability: Does Public Health Have a Role? #TEFCA #ONC #CDS #USCDI #EHR #HealthIT

Noam H. Arzt, Ph.D.On January 11, 2019, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a draft Addendum to the Third Edition of Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide called Tool and Technologies for Registry Interoperability. AHRQ has long written about registrie...

The Microsoft Empire Strikes Back: Makes Major Inroads into Healthcare  #Microsoft #HealthVault #Hololens #HealthcareNex...
01/19/2019
The Microsoft Empire Strikes Back: Makes Major Inroads into Healthcare | Open Health News

The Microsoft Empire Strikes Back: Makes Major Inroads into Healthcare #Microsoft #HealthVault #Hololens #HealthcareNext #ArtificialIntelligence #VirtualReality #AugmentedReality #GitHub #OpenSource

Kim BellardIt seems deeply ironic that a week after I wrote about how even giant companies eventually get surpassed, I'm writing about the resurgence of one such giant, Microsoft. Last week Microsoft won back the title of world's most valuable company (as measured by market cap), passing Apple. Appl...

2019 Forecast: Amara's Law: Health Data, Gene Editing, and Artificial Intelligence https://buff.ly/2Rz5xkN #AI #Robotics...
01/19/2019

2019 Forecast: Amara's Law: Health Data, Gene Editing, and Artificial Intelligence https://buff.ly/2Rz5xkN #AI #Robotics #GeneEditing #CRISPR #HumanGenome #EHR #interoperability #IBMWatson

Why Data Scientists Love Kubernetes https://buff.ly/2R0FHBc #machinelearning #Jupyter #Kubeflow #TensorFlow #ApacheSpark...
01/19/2019

Why Data Scientists Love Kubernetes https://buff.ly/2R0FHBc #machinelearning #Jupyter #Kubeflow #TensorFlow #ApacheSpark #OpenShift #Kubernetes #OpenSource

In God We Trust, All Others (Don't) Pay Cash: What a cashless future may look like for healthcare https://buff.ly/2QWyIs...
01/19/2019

In God We Trust, All Others (Don't) Pay Cash: What a cashless future may look like for healthcare https://buff.ly/2QWyIsZ #cashlesssociety #fundeddigitalidentity

01/19/2019

Open Source Space Academy Opens in Nairobi. African school uses #opensource tools and principles to prepare underserved students for future-focused careers https://buff.ly/2W1Lvhj #OpenEducation #OpenAccess #KASA #Kenya #TunapandaOrg

HHS Releases Landmark Report: Reforming America's Healthcare System Proposes open/free-market approach to end #healthIT ...
01/07/2019

HHS Releases Landmark Report: Reforming America's Healthcare System Proposes open/free-market approach to end #healthIT monopolies https://buff.ly/2Qqs7qs #OpenHealth #OpenSource #interoperability

#CES 2019 In Vegas to Feature Patient Centric Health IT Innovations https://buff.ly/2TpQs1s #OpenHealth #mobileplatform ...
01/05/2019

#CES 2019 In Vegas to Feature Patient Centric Health IT Innovations https://buff.ly/2TpQs1s #OpenHealth #mobileplatform #iBlueButton #BlueButton @Humetrix #Humetrix #patientexperience #medicalerrors

3 Emerging Tipping Points in Open Source: non-coders, macro acquisitions, and micro-funding  #OpenSource #CNCF #OpenStan...
01/03/2019
3 Emerging Tipping Points in Open Source | Open Health News

3 Emerging Tipping Points in Open Source: non-coders, macro acquisitions, and micro-funding #OpenSource #CNCF #OpenStandards #OpenPatents #Microfunding

Bilgin IbryamOver the last two decades, open source has been expanding into all aspects of technology-from software to hardware; from small, disruptive startups to large, boring enterprises; from open standards to open patents.

Bio-Linux: A Stable, Portable Scientific Research Linux Distribution  #LInux #OpenHealth #OpenSource #OpenScience #Bioin...
01/02/2019
Bio-Linux: A Stable, Portable Scientific Research Linux Distribution | Open Health News

Bio-Linux: A Stable, Portable Scientific Research Linux Distribution #LInux #OpenHealth #OpenSource #OpenScience #Bioinformatics

Matt CalverleyBio-Linux was introduced and detailed in a Nature Biotechnology paper in July 2006. The distribution was a group effort by the Natural Environment Research Council in the UK. As the creators and authors point out, the analysis demands of high-throughput "-omic" (genomic, proteomic, met...

Health IT interoperability reimagined! The role of cloud faxing in continuity of medical care  #healthIT #OpenHealth #Cl...
12/31/2018
Health IT Interoperability Reimagined! | Open Health News

Health IT interoperability reimagined! The role of cloud faxing in continuity of medical care #healthIT #OpenHealth #Cloudfax #eFax #interoperability #CCD #CCR #EHR

John NebergallThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) set a vision and goal by 2024 to make healthcare interoperability a reality. A greater push for Electronic Health Record (EHR) interoperability would improve workflows and allow for faster, improved communication between medical pr...

New 3D Software from #Kitware Virtualizes Medical Education and Training https://buff.ly/2EYFYmk #OpenHealth #OpenSource...
12/29/2018

New 3D Software from #Kitware Virtualizes Medical Education and Training https://buff.ly/2EYFYmk #OpenHealth #OpenSource #medicaleducation #3DSlicer #iMSTK #VTK #RPI #medicaltraining #patientsafety #3Dimageprocessing #3Dimagemodeling #3Dimagesimulation

12/19/2018
A Public Health Perspective on ONC's Strategy to Reduce Burden on Physicians | Open Health News

A Public Health Perspective on ONC's Strategy to Reduce Burden on Physicians #EHRusability #EHRburden #physicianburnout #EHR #healthIT

On November 28, 2018 ,the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs for public comment. The strategy aims to reduce the time and effort and improve th...

Creating EHRs that doctors don't hate. Why physicians and nurses should be involved in EHR design  #OpenSource #OpenHeal...
12/19/2018
Creating EHRs that Doctors Don't Hate | Open Health News

Creating EHRs that doctors don't hate. Why physicians and nurses should be involved in EHR design #OpenSource #OpenHealth #healthIT #VistAEHR #OpenVistA #VA #Medsphere

Irv LichtenwaldIt may be difficult to recall now, what with the ongoing Cerner deployment and recent challenges that had little to do with technology, but there was a time when the Department of Veterans Affairs was considered the gold standard for healthcare IT.

Apple Watch Leaves Patients Connected with Nowhere To Go  #healthIT #iWatch #datasilo #aFib #DTC #OTC #FDA #Apple #AI #m...
12/14/2018
Apple Watch Leaves Patients Connected with Nowhere To Go | Open Health News

Apple Watch Leaves Patients Connected with Nowhere To Go #healthIT #iWatch #datasilo #aFib #DTC #OTC #FDA #Apple #AI #machinelearning @GraceCordovano

Grace Cordovano, Ph.D., BCPAThe highly anticipated unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 4 caused a news and social media sensation. Apple coined the iconic timepiece as the "guardian of your health", with health tracking functionalities such as the ability to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) by a se...

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