“Wired”:http://www.wired.com magazine has an interesting article on 33 things that suck; and why. Medical records is “one”:http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/16-02/su_medical_records of those things.
I think the perspective that the author takes is interesting because it is totally outside (I think) of how most of the readers of LMN think.
OpenMedSpel, a free and open source medical spelling word list, is now available as add-ons for Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey.
The availability of a free and open source browser based medical spelling application is of great value for those who use or develop browser based medical applications such as electronic medical records.
Learn more about OpenMedSpel here.
CRO StatWorks implements OpenClinica to facilitate Electronic Data Capture (EDC) for industry-sponsored clinical trials.
StatWorks, Inc. Supports Industry Trials with OpenClinica Enterprise
(Research Triangle Park, NC) February 15th, 2008 StatWorks’, Inc., a contract research organization (CRO) specializing in statistical and data management services, announces it has selected OpenClinica Enterprise to facilitate Electronic Data Capture (EDC) for industry-sponsored clinical trials. StatWorks is one of the latest in a growing roster of CROs to rely on OpenClinica to power their clinical studies.
Instantiation corporation has made its GWTDesigner available to the Foundation for development.
The Board of the FreeMED Software Foundation wishes to recognize the generous contribution of Instantiations Corporation of the GWT Designer, a designer for Google Web Tools .
Misys has officially released Misys Health Connect. However, the software was only made available on CD if you attended the SCALE conference. The company plans to release the software on the Internet in the coming weeks.
February 7, 2008: New York (PR Newswire) — Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company announced today that it will release components of proprietary source code to the open source community at the Southern California Linux Expo (Scale), in Los Angeles on February 8. Scale signifys Misys’ first conference appearance into the open source arena.
An overview of the processes and FOSS tools used to model and implement medical decision support can be found in, Free and Open Source Enabling Technologies for Patient-Centric, Guideline-Based Clinical Decision Support: A Survey by T.-Y. Leong, et al in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 2007.
LinuxMedNews is mentioned as one of several good places to find Open Source healthcare software! See note 19.
ZDNet’s Dana Blankenhorn opines about ‘open source values’ in this op-ed piece: ‘The Committee for Economic Development, a 65-year old advocacy group which claims to represent “the best in business thinking,” has issued a clarion call for open source values in medicine…’
This is just a reminder that the Demonstrating Opensource Health Care Solutions Conference (DOHCS) ’08 conference will be taking place this Friday February 8th at the Westin LAX Los Angeles. This event brings together many of the brightest minds in Open Source health care to discuss and evangelize the latest and greatest happenings with case studies, technical looks and more. This years event features both a business and technical track.You can find out more information by visiting http://www.dohcs.org . LinuxMedNews readers can pre-register (select Purchase Tickets) to attend the event for free by using the coupon code (not promocode) “OPENHEALTH” at checkout. Hope to see you there!
WorldVistA EHR VOE/ 1.0 is (finally!) available to download.
WorldVistA announces the release and availability of WorldVistA EHR VOE/ 1.0, the only open source EHR that meets Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITSM) ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) criteria for 2006. WorldVistA EHR VOE/ 1.0 is based on and compatible with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) world renowned EHR, VistA�.
Webreach, Inc. are the makers of the Mirth software and appliance. Briefly, Mirth is a Free/Open Source HL7 interoperability stack which also provides multiple other services such as security. The company packages the stack and services into nifty hardware appliances and provides paid support. They are a company to watch.