Sun’s Open Source Curing Health Care Woes

President and COO of Sun Federal Bill Vass’ Weblog is here.

Once the Inaugural celebrations are finished, the new Obama Administration promises to hit the ground running on a variety of critical programs. Near the top of the list is eHealth reform with more than $20 billion proposed in President Obama’s massive stimulus package.

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Fedral Government To Blow Little Guy Out of the Water?

Per Richard Shilling on the Hardhats list the Federal Government is about to blow the small health IT vendor out of the water in favor of large Health IT corporation cartels: ‘…Well, it’s more like HHS contracted with CCHIT to provide certification services. And, by extension, HHS is supporting a certification scheme that *can cost in excess of $70,000*.

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Registration Open for OpenClinica European Summit – April 14, 2009

This event is for users, developers, and other interested parties to share information about the OpenClinica open source electronic data capture platform. Early bird registration deadline is January 30th.

(Brussels, Belgium) Akaza Research announces the first annual OpenClinica European Summit. The event will be held on April 14, 2009 in Brussels, Belgium and bring together users, developers, and leading service providers of the OpenClinica open source electronic data capture (EDC) software.

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FOSS in Healthcare IT Conference Summer of 09

The Houston crew (including the editor of this site) are joining together to host an entire conference devoted to FOSS in Healthcare in Houston, TX Summer of 09 (July 31st – Aug 2nd)

We have invited several of the top FOSS projects, including Misys, ClearHealth, WorldVistA, OpenMRS, Tolven, DSS, Medsphere, and Mirth, just to mention a few! We have confirmed speakers from some of the most engaging and intelligent figures in the FOSS Healthcare movement.

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Demonstrating Open-Source Healthcare Solutions (DOHCS) 2009 Conference


Lend Your Voice to this Crucial Discussion as America Transitions to a New Era

Arguably, the unique elements of the 2008/2009 recession combined with a change in administration and governing philosophy constitute a unique historical moment as demonstrated by ongoing events:

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SCaLE 7x announces speakers and keynotes, as early bird registration draws to a close this Monday

SCaLE 7x has announced the conference line up for their February 20-22, 2009 event in Los Angeles. The keynote speakers will include, Joe ‘Zonker’ Borckmeier and Bradley Kuhn. A full list of speakers and exhibitors is now available online. In addition to the 45+ speakers at SCaLE, there will be a number of presentations on niche topics at the SCaLE mini-confereinces including: SVN Community Day, Demonstrating Open Source Health Care Solutions, Women in Open Source, Zenoss Community Day, and more. Early bird registration for SCaLE 7x, the 2009 Southern California Linux Expo will end this Monday January 19th. Register at the reduced rate while you still can!