Selected studies or surveys related to the open source, health information technology (H IT), and the health care industry.

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Benefits and Costs of Electronic Medical Records: The Experience of Mexico’s Social Security Institute

Electronic medical record (EMR) systems are increasingly used in developing countries to improve quality of care while increasing efficiency. There is little systematic evidence, however, regarding EMRs’ benefits and costs. This case study documents the implementation and use of an EMR system at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). Read More »

Economic Impact of FLOSS on Innovation & Competitiveness of the European Union

A 2007 study of the economic impact of Free/Libre or Open Source Software (FLOSS) on the European ICT sector was released by the European Commission. The study was conducted by a consortium of research institutions. The study found that FLOSS is of great importance to the digital industry in Europe and several other parts of the world. Read More »

Economic Impact of Open Source on Small Business: A Case Study

Open source is not only a catalyst for small business growth, but also a driver of future success for many startups today. Bringing together Bluehost anonymized customer data and trends with O'Reilly Media's job market data, along with other sources of trend data, this 2012 report captures the current state of open source as it relates to small to medium-sized businesses. Read More »

EMR/EHR Systems of Office-based Physicians: U.S. & State Estimates

In December 2010, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. released their latest survey results in a study entitled " Electronic Medical Record/Electronic Health Record Systems of Office-based Physicians: United States, 2009 and Preliminary 2010 State Estimates". The data shows that there has been an increasing trend in EMR/EHR usage among office-based physicians from 2001 through 2010. Read More »

Government Open Source Policies in 2010

In March 2010, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released the results of its latest survey on "Government Open Source Policies". This is the seventh update to the CSIS Open Source Policy survey. The survey tracks governmental policies on the use of open source software as reported in the press or other media. Read More »

Making connections - A transatlantic exchange to support the adoption of digital health between the US VHA and England’s NHS

Britain's 2020Health.Org has just released a major report outlining how the United Kingdom can transform its healthcare system by enhancing its existing collaboration effort with the U.S. Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) and by sharing technology, knowledge and lessons learned on the effective use of Telehealth, personal health records (PHR), and the open source VistA EHR system. Read More »

Open Data Handbook

The Open Data Handbook introduces you to legal, social and technical aspects of 'open data'. It explains the basic concepts of ‘open data’ and especially open government data. It covers how open data creates value and can have a positive impact in many different areas. Read More »

Open Source Index & Mapping Project

The Open Source Index Project explores open source software hotspots around the world through the interactive Open Source Index (OSI), based on 2008 research conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in collaboration with Red Hat. The OSI is a measure of the open source activity and environment in 75 countries. Read More »

OSFA 2011 Study: Federal Government Open Technology Report Card

On January 13, 2011, Open Source for America (OSFA), published the results of a study measuring openness in government.  The Federal Open Technology Report Card evaluated key indicators of open government and open technologies and looked at agency budgets, their use of social media, and stated open source technology practices. Read More »

The use of open source Electronic Health Records within the federal safety net

A recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), examined the "Use of Open Source Electronic Health Records within the Federal Safety Net." Read More »