NASA technology leads to better medical decisions

NASA's Chris Mattmann discusses object-oriented data and health IT.

Can a data-sharing technology developed at NASA’S Jet Propulsion Laboratory create better outcomes for medicine?

In fact, it already is.

In this podcast, Chris Mattmann, a senior computer scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, talks with me about objected-oriented data technology (OODT) and health IT.

Mattman dives in to the following questions:

  • What is object-oriented data technology (OODT) and how does it relate to health IT?
  • How did NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory get involved with applying OODT to health IT?
  • What’s it been like for a NASA project to work within the Apache Incubator and the open source community?
  • What is the Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit?
  • How will data-driven tools help doctors, researchers and patients make better medical decisions?

Health IT at OSCON 2010Chris Mattmann will speak about grid software and healthcare IT in the health track at next month’s OSCON conference.

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