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A Few Notes on the Enthusiasm Around 'Open Source' Health IT in the UK

Rob Dyke | HANDI | July 6, 2012

There is a renewed vigor in healthcare IT. Lots of great [open source] projects curated by enthusiastic people, encouraging new thinking around the definition, development design and delivery of technology for healthcare. Here I’m thinking about DigiHealthCon, HANDI, NHS Hack Day and the eHealthOpenSource competition and Pipe and Hat Club. Read More »

AEGIS Is Latest HL7 Benefactor Member

Press Release | HL7 International , AEGIS.net, Inc. | September 16, 2014

At this week’s 28th Annual HL7 International Plenary & Working Group Meeting here in Chicago, IL, AEGIS joins 22 other distinguished organizations as the latest HL7 Benefactor. As an HL7 Benefactor, AEGIS supports HL7's important efforts toward streamlined development, implementation and adoption of industry-critical standards, specifications and products.

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Chromecast: Understanding its Potential beyond Video Streaming

Google launched the $35 Chromecast into the US market in July 2013 and it became available in the UK in March 2014.  It’s primarily marketed as a device for streaming video to your TV, and, as such, is usually compared with the Roku streamer, Apple TV and the new Amazon Fire TV. Once you look under the covers, you discover that such comparisons are misleading: unlike the other devices, the Chromecast is actually much more than just a streaming device for TV.

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Cost, Usability Keep Many Docs Skeptical of Health IT

Ken Terry | Fierce Health IT | November 1, 2011

About half of physicians responding to a Wolters Kluwer survey said their practices had embraced health information technology, including clinical decision support tools. But 44 percent of the respondents said they still had a long way to go in health IT. Read More »

Could Billion Dollar EHRs Bankrupt the Country?

Earlier this year, Monmouth University conducted a survey to determine which issues were most important as the country transitions to a new presidential administration. Among all the potential concerns Americans now face, the issue that rises to the top is healthcare costs. How acute a concern is this? It’s significant enough that, when asked the open-ended question, “turning to issues closer to home, what is the biggest concern facing your family right now?”, 25 percent of respondents made it their number one issue...

Extremadura Health Care Has Switched To Open Source [Spain]

Gijs Hillenius | JoinUp | June 10, 2014

The desktop computer systems of government healthcare organisations in the Spanish region of Extremadura all rely on free and open source software solutions. Over the past year, close to 10,000 computer workstations in public health care organisations have migrated to a customised version of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution...

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GSMA: mHealth Becoming Central to Healthcare IT

Sara Jackson | FierceMobileHealthcare | June 4, 2012

Mobile health is moving from the periphery of healthcare IT to dead center, according to a new report from the global mHealth research group GSMA. Read More »

Halamka's Advice to the Trump Administration

As I've listened to the confirmation hearings for cabinet nominees, I’ve realized that no one with healthcare IT expertise has yet been identified by the transition team. I continue to ask all my colleagues about any contact they’ve had with anyone advising the new administration - so far, no one has been asked anything by anyone related to healthcare IT. At this early time in the administration, it’s important to offer advice as to the priorities ahead for the next few years. What would I recommend to the new administration?

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HL7 Chief Charles Jaffe to Update on FHIR Argonaut Project Progress at HIMSS16

Chris Hayden | Healthcare IT News | February 5, 2016

More than a year after its implementation, Charles Jaffe, MD, CEO of HL7, is scheduled to return to the HIMSS Annual Conference to update the industry on the accomplishments to date and shed light on developments coming in the near future. HL7 launched the Argonaut Project in collaboration with healthcare IT vendors and providers to accelerate the adoption of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and, according to Jaffe, there are several exciting developments to discuss...

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How I Ended Up Working in Open Source Healthcare

These days I am one of a small handful of core committers to OpenEMR, but more importantly I am the visible face of the project through my role as the current president of the OEMR.org 501(c)(3), standing on the contributions of a respectable, worldwide, community of active users, contributing developers, and vendors. We have done some seemingly impossible things, like get the OpenEMR project through the ONC's "Meaningful Use" Certification, without which it would have all but died out in the United States. Now, with the project 14 years old and about to be recertified under Meaningful Use Stage 2, it's time to reimagine and reengineer the core without losing the goodness we have and the good will of the community...

Major Players Bid For Slice Of Federal Health Records Pie

John K. Higgins | ECommerce Times | September 30, 2014

Four teams of contractors so far have indicated they want in on the DoD's massive electronic health records program. While each of the teams presents formidable resources in healthcare IT, to some degree no group has a complete, ready-to-go, solution, said IDC's Scott Lundstrom...

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MedicaSoft Announces 100% Direct Trust Interoperability

Press Release | MedicaSoft | March 14, 2017

MedicaSoft, a next generation healthcare IT company, announced today it has achieved 100% interoperability with all DirectTrust Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). The DirectTrust Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle includes HISPs, Certificate Authorities (CAs), and Registration Authorities (RAs) that have achieved accreditation through the EHNAC-DirectTrust Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP). Read More »

MedicaSoft Cloud EHR Achieves EHNAC Cloud-Enabled Accreditation

Press Release | MedicaSoft, EHNAC | January 12, 2016

MedicaSoft, a next generation healthcare IT company, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Developed by industry-peers, CEAP is offered exclusively for the users of FedRAMP-certified Cloud Service Providers (CPSs) – regardless of the healthcare data exchange model the CSP supports. This program is available to organizations who are already accredited or have become candidates of at least one other EHNAC-accreditation program (the primary program).

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NHS Open-Source Spine 2 Platform To Go Live Next Week

Caroline Baldwin | ComputerWeekly.com | August 20, 2014

A new iteration of the NHS platform that connects clinicians, patients and national applications is due to be completed this coming weekend.  Considered by the government to be critical national infrastructure, the Spine platform is a communications hub that connects key IT services developed as part of the troubled NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT)...

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NHS Swindells Urges Vendors to Take Open Approach to Data

Claire Read | Digital Health | September 12, 2017

In his keynote address to the 2017 Health and Care Innovation Expo, Matthew Swindells said software providers should “not be protective about ‘your’ data – the data belongs to the patient”. He continued: “If the patient wants you to share what you’ve got with another clinician who’s treating them, I don’t want to see vendors locking the data down, and I don’t want to see hospitals treating patient data as if it were some sort of market opportunity.”...

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