Andy Oram

Andy Oram is an editor at O'Reilly Media. An employee of the company since 1992, Andy currently specializes in open source technologies and software engineering. His work for O'Reilly includes the first books ever released by a U.S. publisher on Linux, the 2001 title Peer-to-Peer, and the 2007 best-seller Beautiful Code.

Games for Health covers current status of behavior change

There have never been better reasons for doing right by ourselves

A few existing and upcoming projects that illustrate what games are doing in health care, and some trends to watch.

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Health care privacy discussed as an aspect of patient control

Second health privacy summit delves into means for protecting trust

Privacy is caught up with issues of security, clinical decision-making, mobile health, and medical errors. So the topics at this conference are relevant to all the issues health care advocates talk about regularly: data exchange and ACOs, clinical research, the
use of apps on mobile devices, the Quantified Self movement, and social networking in patient empowerment.

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Data in use from public health to personal fitness

HHS leadership should cause other organizations to open data.

Releasing public data can't fix the health care system by itself, but it provides tools as well as a model for data sharing.

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Health reform leaders focus on patient access to records as key barrier

A convocation of trend-setters and organizational leaders in U.S. health care advised two government organizations driving health reform–the Office of the National Coordinator at the Dept. of Health and Human Services, and the Dept. of Veteran Affairs–how to push forward one of their top goals, patient engagement.

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Getting started with data-related explorations of everyday things

Getting started with data-related explorations of everyday things

Using Ruby and R to improve your data skills.

Sau Sheong Chang describes the intriguing projects in his upcoming book, "Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby" and how other people can develop their own experiments.

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Using Python for Computer Vision

Using Python for Computer Vision

Jan Erik Solem describes elements and useful tools for computer vision

In this interview, Jan Erik Solem, author of the upcoming book "Programming Computer Vision with Python," describes the uses for some common operations, and choices programmers have.

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Jon Loeliger offers some practices to use with Git

Jon Loeliger offers some practices to use with Git

Advice from author of "Version Control with Git."

After finishing the second edition of "Version Control with Git," author Jon Loeliger talked to O'Reilly editor Andy Oram about how to use Git effectively as changes to code pile up.

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Health Information Technology: putting the patient back into health care

In health information technology, we have a rare chance to ensure that the most affected members of the public actually have their own direct representative. A letter in support of Regina Holliday.

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How to start a successful business in health care at Health 2.0 conference

Great piles of cash are descending on entrepreneurs who develop health care apps, but that doesn't make it any easier to create a useful one that your audience will adopt. About the Spring Fling conference, enterpreneurship, and open data.

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Lucene conference touches many areas of growth in search

With a modern search engine and smart planning, web sites can provide visitors with a better search experience than Google. Why turn-out for the new "big data" track was lower than I expected, and other news from this week's conference about using Lucene big and small.

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