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10 Tips for Data Visualization

David Steier, William D. Eggers, Joe Leinbach, Anesa Diaz-Uda | Govtech.com | February 24, 2012

Agencies should consider a more user-centric and outcome-centric approach to analytics design to visualize policy problems and guide executives toward better, faster, more informed decisions. Read More »

2017 Massry Prize Honors Microbiome Research Pioneers

Press Release | UC San Diego | August 9, 2017

Microbiome researchers Rob Knight, PhD, University of California San Diego, Jeffrey Gordon, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Norman Pace, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, will share this year’s Massry Prize, splitting the $200,000 honorarium. These researchers lead a field that works to produce a detailed understanding of microbiomes — distinct constellations of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that live within and around us — and methods for manipulating microbiomes for the benefit of human and environmental health.

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5 open source dashboard tools for visualizing data

To start with a confession, I like dashboards. A lot. I've always been fascinated by finding new and interesting ways to bring meaning to data with interactive visualization tools. While I'm definitely a geek for numbers, the human mind is simply much better at interpreting trends visually than it is just picking them out a spreadsheet. And even when your main interest in a dataset is the raw numbers themselves, a dashboard can help to bring meaning by highlighting which values matter most, and what the context of those numbers is...

Actuate Enhances Open Source Eclipse BIRT With Connectors To MongoDB, Cassandra, POJO, And Emitters For Microsoft Office Documents

Press Release | Actuate | June 26, 2013

Just in time for BIRT 4.3, renovated BIRT Exchange developer community website sports new UI and easier access to downloads, forums and blogs Read More »

Advancing User Experience Research To Facilitate And Enable Patient Centered Research: Current State And Future Directions

Philip Payne | IHT2 | July 9, 2013

Human beings possess well-documented strengths in pattern recognition and higher-order reasoning. This allows individuals to interpret complex data sets in ways that remain difficult to reproduce using computers. [...] Read More »

Announcing The Challenges For The 2013 International Space Apps Challenge

Nick Skytland | open.NASA | March 18, 2013

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions. Today, we are announcing the challenges for this years event! Read More »

Christine Doig on Data Science as a Team Discipline

Srini Penchikala | Info Q | August 26, 2016

Data science is about the design and development of solutions to extract insights from data (structured and unstructured) using machine learning and predictive analytics techniques and tools. Data Science as a discipline and Data Scientist as a role have been getting lots of attention in the recent years to solve real world problems with solutions ranging from fraud detection to recommendation engines. Christine Doig, Senior Data Scientist at Continuum Analytics, spoke at this year’s OSCON Conference about data science as a team discipline and how to navigate the data science Python ecosystem.

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Dadaab: Using Mobile Technology For Large Surveys In Emergency Settings

Anahi Ayala Iacucci | Internews | March 22, 2012

In August 2011, Internews led a joint communication and information needs assessment with Radio Ergo / International Media Support (IMS) and Star FM of Kenya, with significant support from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). This assessment aimed at understanding the information needs of refugees in Dadaab and exploring ways to improve the flow of communication between refugees, aid agencies and host communities. Read More »

Developing Nations Improving Health Communication Through the Use of DHIS2

DHIS2 implementations are spreading steadily among national health services in developing countries as well as among international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to improving health in the developing world through the use of health information technology. As an open source solution, DHIS2 offers developing countries the advantage of adopting a cost-effective and flexible solution for aggregate statistical data collection, validation, analysis, management, and presentation as well as for data sharing between healthcare professionals and facilities. Organizations and individuals who work with humanitarian software solutions will need to know what DHIS2 is, how it works, and how it might be implemented by national health services and other health-related projects across the globe...

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FDA Issues RFQ for Large Scale EHR Study - Wants to Leverage VA's Open Source VistA EHR and Database for Research

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for a large-scale electronic health record (EHR) system. This RFQ is very important as the objective is to develop a platform to support a critical project by the FDA's Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (DBB) "to conduct research to assess the safety and surveillance of FDA regulated products through the FDA adverse event reporting systems..." Adverse drug reactions are one of the leading causes of death in the US, thus finding which drugs cause negative interactions is of vital importance. The project requires "use of the large electronic medical record (EMR) system..." The project is going to leverage the largest, most comprehensive, and clinically relevant medical records database, that of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Halamka's Recommendations for Effective Care Management

I recently joined the advisory board of Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a leading provider of analytics, decision support, and workflow enhancement services. At my first advisory board meeting there was a rich debate about the marketplace for care management and population health tools. I’ve spent years studying such solutions at HIMSS and found most of the products are “compiled in Powerpoint”, which is a very agile programming language, since it’s so easy to change…

Health Information For Remote & Rural Eastern Indonesia

Rohan Fisher | FrontlineSMS | May 30, 2013

The use of personal mobile phones has increased rapidly, even in remote parts of Eastern Indonesia, revolutionising the way people communicate. I work in a small regional university in Northern Australia (Charles Darwin University) very close to the Eastern Indonesian province of Nusa Tenngara Timur (NTT). Read More »

Health IT Implementation And The Importance Of Data Liquidity

Mike Behrmann | Segue Technologies | June 19, 2013

We’ve all heard the latest buzz words: big data, data visualization, data integrity. The prevalence of these terms in Health IT circles are evidence that Healthcare organizations are faced with immense amounts of data, and their “buzz” status is more than enough warning that facing data challenges is an imminent prospect. [...] Read More »

How a Lifecycle Management Tool Uses Metrics

Greg Sutcliffe is a long-time member and now community lead of the Foreman community. Foreman is a lifecycle management tool for physical and virtual servers. He's been studying how the real-world application of community metrics gives insight into its effectiveness and discovering the gap that exists between the ideal and the practical. He shares what insights he's found behind the numbers and how he is using them to help the community grow...

Is the Future of mHealth Based on SMS and Inexpensive Mobile Phones?

Earlier this month the Finnish mobile phone maker, Nokia, announced that they will be re-releasing an updated version of their legendary 3310 GSM phone. Since it was first released in the early 2000s, the Nokia 3310 has gained a cult following for its incredible durability, long battery life and compact design featuring an internal antenna. Many Europeans and Americans fondly remember the 3310 as their first mobile phone, a device that made meeting up with friends in a crowd easier and a device that provided endless hours of entertainment with the timeless game Snake...

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