ENTRIES TAGGED "health information technology"

Big data and open source unlock genetic secrets

Big data and open source unlock genetic secrets

Charlie Quinn is mixing data to advance genetic discovery.

Genomics scientist Charlie Quinn is combining experimental data with publicly available information to advance the life sciences.

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Health care projects could yield templates for tackling big problems

U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra discusses the Direct Project and the Blue Button initiative.

U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra on how the transparent process that led to the Direct Project could serve as a template for solving other problems.

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Analysis: A defining moment for "meaningful use"

How new rules will affect patients, providers, and electronic records.

Rules have been relaxed and "meaningful use" has been clarified, but what does that mean for patients and health care providers? Brian Ahier examines the near-term specifics of the new meaningful use guidelines and he looks ahead to their long-term repercussions.

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Health Care Challenge combines patient empowerment and data crunching

Two unifying threads ties together all the challenges, indirectly showing the way the health care field is heading: involving the patients in their own care, and collecting and sharing data.

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Open source and the VA's health transformation

Joseph Dal Molin on how the VistA system is changing health services.

Joseph Dal Molin, co-founder of the WorldVistA project and a speaker at the upcoming OSCON convention, discusses the Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA system and its expansion as an open source effort.

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Open source and health care already have a history

Open source and health care already have a history

Fred Trotter on how open source and health IT are working together.

Fred Trotter, a longtime developer in the open source healthcare world and a speaker at next month's OSCON conference, discusses the history of open source and health IT in this podcast interview.

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Giving patient data meaningful use

NHIN Direct's Arien Malec on open community and data exchange standards.

Arien Malec, coordinator of NHIN Direct, has led a uniquely open, community-based project to define health data exchange standards. In this podcast, Malec discusses health care privacy, the difficulties of securely exchanging patient information, and the types of applications NHIN Direct can facilitate.

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From Apache to Health and Human Services

From Apache to Health and Human Services

Apache co-founder Brian Behlendorf discusses the CONNECT health data project.

In this podcast interview, Apache co-founder Brian Behlendorf discusses the CONNECT project and the role data can play in improving patient care and the medical system.

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NASA technology leads to better medical decisions

NASA technology leads to better medical decisions

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

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

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Here come the healthcare apps

Here come the healthcare apps

A look at the applications -- and the big opportunities -- showcased at the Community Health Data Forum.

Availability of government healthcare data is giving rise to an ecosystem of innovative applications, many of which were on display at the Community Health Data Forum. We take a look at some of the most promising health-data apps showcased at the event.

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