Indian Health Service Shares Electronic Health System with NASA

According to this press release: ‘The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has signed a memorandum of understanding to share the Resource and Patient
Management System (RPMS), a suite of applications which includes an electronic health record
(EHR), with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This transfer of technology
will be specifically used in NASA�s Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO)…Over two years ago, NASA�s OCHMO
began a process of identifying a health management system for the Agency�s complex array of
occupations. Numerous health management systems in public and private sectors were extensively
reviewed. Based upon functionality, applicability, and cost, the IHS system best met NASA�s needs…’
This link courtesy of Joseph Dal Molin on the new openhealth list.

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CIO: Bound to Fail

While not directly related to FOSS in medicine, CIO magazine has an article on what can happen if an organization fails to act on upgrading/changing critical systems (in the case of Comair, a $20 million loss and 1,100 flights delayed or canceled) as well as how such systems can become completely enmeshed in the business it serves: ‘…Unfortunately, you can’t see a crew management system age the way you can see an airplane rust. But they do. “These systems are just like physical assets,” says Mike Childress, former Delta CTO and now vice president of applications and industry frameworks for EDS. “They become brittle with age, and you have to take great care in maintaining them.” Parallels can be drawn between the airline industry and medical computing. This link courtesy of Slashdot.


Paulo Say M.D. has just released a new version 6 Live CD for CDMEDIC [Picture Archive and Communication System] PACS WEB. “New version 6 of CDMEDIC Live CD, based on Knoppix 3.7 and Debian GNU-LINUX, with kernels 2.4 and 2.6, ATI and Nvidia 3d hardware acceleration support, updated AFNI, FSL, Xmedcon, AMIDE,CTsim, KDE, Firefox and Evolution, autoimporter from DICOM to Analyze and AFNI, full multimedia capabilities, last stable Open Office with medical terminology spellchecker, and many things more. I hope you’ll enjoy it!”