medical

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/www/drupal/drupal-6.19/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 34.
11

A cyborg lawyer running on proprietary software

http://www.youtube.com

Video: Karen Sandler talks about her pacemaker and the software running on it.

Read more »
akf's picture
Created by akf 2 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 51 weeks ago
Category: Philosophy   Tags:
24

The Free Software Movement comes to medical research

http://www.checkorphan.org

"...The key to the Alzheimer’s project was an agreement as ambitious as its goal: not just to raise money, not just to do research on a vast scale, but also to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately, available to anyone with a computer anywhere in the world. No one would own the data.

Read more »
can.axis's picture
Created by can.axis 3 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 49 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
25

Why Free Software is a Matter of Life and Death

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Free software has an importance that extends way beyond the world of software. But for most people, it's hard to understand why software freedom is really that important. So this new report “Killed by Code: Software Transparency in Implantable Medical Devices” from the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) provides a handy opportunity to get the message across.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 4 years 4 days ago – Made popular 4 years 3 days ago
Category: Philosophy   Tags:
13

Leading Hospital Relies on Red Hat Solutions for Improved Reliability and Patient Care

http://www.centredaily.com

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Boston, Mass., has migrated to Red Hat solutions

Read more »
docsmartz's picture
Created by docsmartz 6 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 23 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
18

Hospital software vendor McKesson uses Linux to heal IT budgets

http://www.computerworld.com

In 2004, health care software vendor McKesson Provider Technologies began focusing on ways to cut IT costs for customers, including hospitals and medical offices. The cure for IT cost bloat: moving many of McKesson's medical software applications to Linux, which could then be used on less expensive commodity hardware instead of expensive mainframes.

Read more »
docsmartz's picture
Created by docsmartz 6 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 32 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
13

Open source tool helps fight measles

http://www.tectonic.co.za

The Washington Post on Friday reported that global measles fatalities had been reduced by two-thirds following stepped-up vaccination campaigns since 2000...this phenomenal success had a helping hand from open source software.

Read more »
docsmartz's picture
Created by docsmartz 6 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 33 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
13

PatientOS LinuxMedNews Update

http://www.linuxmednews.com

The next release of PatientOS is being refocused to focus on specific ambulatory clinic or Physician practice workflows that can be completed end-to-end. To that goal I have an initial use case to share

Read more »
C733tus's picture
Created by C733tus 6 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 36 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
14

Your Health Care Quality, Privacy, Security and Tax Dollars Are at Stake

http://www.linuxmednews.com

A stark future awaits American health care if the Veterans Affairs (VA) system and Cerner is allowed to go forward with announced plans to replace the VA's successful public domain laboratory software, in need of update, with a proprietary one.

Read more »
Jimbob's picture
Created by Jimbob 6 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 37 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
14

HealthVault: software freedom and personal health records

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Free software is about freedom from control. This article discusses how the free software ideals should be applied to hosted personal health record software and how Microsoft's newest PHR, HealthVault, is a threat to free software.

Read more »
dave's picture
Created by dave 6 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 37 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
16

Medsphere Wins 120-bed Los Angeles Hospital Business

http://www.linuxmednews.com

Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading commercial provider of open source-based electronic health record (EHR) systems and services, today announced an agreement to implement its OpenVista® EHR platform at Century City Doctors Hospital (CCDH) in Los Angeles.

Read more »
Jimbob's picture
Created by Jimbob 6 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 40 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
11

Paper Companies vs. Proprietary EHR Companies

http://www.linuxmednews.com

Editor: This is a work of satire, hope you enjoy it. The heated battle between paper companies and proprietary EHR companies for market share is always fascinating to watch. Linux Medical News labs weighs in on the subject by doing a rigorous, side-by-side comparison of Paper company products vs. proprietary Electronic Health Record software company products. The results may surprise you.

Read more »
dave's picture
Created by dave 6 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 41 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
13

Use Health Vault, Lose Your Rights

http://www.linuxmednews.com

Microsoft has announced "Health Vault". What should have followed here is a review of the service by my actually trying it."...

Read more »
C733tus's picture
Created by C733tus 6 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 41 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
13

The Coming Electronic Health Record Software Disaster

http://www.linuxmednews.com

The conventional wisdom seems to be that the United States as a nation needs to 'financially incentivize the adoption of Electronic Health Record technology'. While the intentions are good, what this seems to translate into is a rush in the next few years to get any EHR software installed at all costs.

Read more »
Jimbob's picture
Created by Jimbob 6 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 43 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
12

We Are Vendor Neutral Until We are Not?

http://www.linuxmednews.com

When I talk to organization X (fill in your favorite health care entity, government or medical society) they never fail to utter the dreaded statement: "We are vendor neutral." followed by a dramatic long pause.

Read more »
Jimbob's picture
Created by Jimbob 6 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 44 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
14

EMR Software Nexus has Formed

http://www.linuxmednews.com

Recent conversations with knowledgeable colleagues has recently reached a point where it is difficult to have a rational conversation about any aspect of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software without having to invoke an entire other discipline to speak about it.

Read more »
dave's picture
Created by dave 6 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 45 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags: