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Killed by Code: software transparency in implantable medical devices

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Software is an integral component of a range of devices that perform critical, lifesaving functions and basic daily tasks. As patients grow more reliant on computerized devices, the dependability of software is a life-or-death issue.

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Why Free Software is a Matter of Life and Death

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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.

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GNUmed 0.7.0 released

http://linuxmednews.com

This release features a rather unexpected new functionality: visual progress notes. Those are sketches/images (such as visual markers onto templates or clinical photographs) standing side by side with the clinical narrative of any given encounter.

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6 of the Best Free Linux Electronic Medical Records Software

http://www.linuxlinks.com

In developed countries, healthcare workers represent a significant proportion of the working population. For example, in the United Kingdom, more than 1 million people work for the National Health Service, a publicly funded healthcare system. Medical software therefore has a huge market to tap.

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Let your medical practice go open source with Gnumed

http://www.ghacks.net

Gnumed is an open source management tool for medical practices. If your practice (or a practice you do IT for) is in need of an electronic record-keeping system, and you do not want to have to shell out your entire IT budget for a proprietary solution, Gnumed might be the perfect tool for you.

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MResult Healthcare and PatientOS announce new approach for cost-effective Electronic Medical Records

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MResult Healthcare and PatientOS announced today a new cost-effective solution for implementing Electronic Medical Records.

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How Many People Must Die Before Abandoning Windows?

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Hospitals given another reason to give Windows the kick; Vista 7 fails to improve security

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Linux Cluster Supercomputer Performs Surgery on Dog

http://www.tacc.utexas.edu

In April, the Lonestar supercomputer, a Dell Linux Cluster with 5,840 processors at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, performed laser surgery on a dog in Houston without the intervention of a surgeon.

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Open source tool helps fight measles

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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.

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PatientOS LinuxMedNews Update

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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Paper Companies vs. Proprietary EHR Companies

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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.

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Use Health Vault, Lose Your Rights

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

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The Coming Electronic Health Record Software Disaster

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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.

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