We are live from the FOSSHealth conference in Houston, schedule here. Bill Vass of Sun (still not Oracle yet he confirms) NHIN CONNECT Efforts is talking about the difference between FOSS and proprietary in which RSA was openly and rigorously examined by experts and remains quite secure except for brute force methods, while the the closed proprietary Clipper chip was not and was broken within 48 hours…competition for support occurs with FOSS licensing whereas proprietary vendors can sit back and say hmmm, how much to have an America’s Cup entry this year?… More after the break.
Monthly Archives: July 2009
Houston Confirms VistA GUI-Scheduling Has Landed
Worldvista.org reports that after a long wait, Graphic User Interface scheduling works in VistA: “…”Yes, it’s teeming with bugs, but it works!” Habiel from California wrote on the VistA Hardhats email list. Valdes, who lives in Houston, Texas responded: “Roger Sam, Houston confirms on a fresh install that GUI scheduling has landed.” and posted a screenshot. Calling it a “very significant event. Not only does this add GUI-scheduling, it also enables .Net client programming.” and “Many small steps for a software engineer, one giant leap for VistA.” Valdes notes that this will greatly broaden the reach of VistA, facilitating its use in ambulatory care. “This community owes a debt of gratitude to Sam Habiel.”
Open Source for America
Open Source for America (OSA) is an effort to raise awareness in the U.S. Federal Government about the benefits of open source software. We hope to encourage the government’s utilization of open source software participation in open source software projects, and incorporation of open source community dynamics to enable transparency. http://opensourceforamerica.org
A PC World article here states that: “Microsoft, which has been at odds with the Linux community over the years because of intellectual property issues, said on Monday it has released 20,000 lines of Linux code to the Linux kernel community…”
RedHat Joins the S&P 500
Redhat has joined the S&P 500, article here. “Standard and Poor’s announced that Red Hat would join the S&P 500 as of the close of trading on Friday. Red Hat replaces lender CIT Group, which had a market capitalization below $275 million, ranking it 500th in the index…”
OpenEMR HQ to hold monthly product walkthrough
OpenEMR HQ, a consulting company focused on the popular open source OpenEMR EMR application, will present the first of a series of monthly product walkthroughs on Friday, July 24th, 2009 at 6:00pm EDT. The company said, in a statement released yesterday, that it had been receiving a lot of questions about the product and those questions showed a good bit of confusion around the software
HDM: Lawsuit Filed Against Stimulus Act
Health Data Management reports that: “A registered nurse in Durham, N.H., has filed a civil suit against three officials of the Obama Administration alleging the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s health information technology provisions unconstitutionally violate the HIPAA privacy rule, Privacy Act and Federal Common Law…”
Musings on Mark Shuttleworth interview that may inform this community
This is an interview with Ubuntu’s Mark Shuttleworth that talks about resource allocation in an open source environment. I am curious about how he handles and solves things because I have personally encountered similar problems and wondered about how others
solve the volunteer/anarchy vs. order/resources/damned if you do, damned if you don’t problems attendant with Free/Open Source.
Health 2.0 October 6-7, 2009 – San Francisco
It’s officially summer and there’s a lot happening behind the scenes at Health 2.0 as we prepare for our biggest event yet! Our annual San Francisco Fall Conference will be held on October 6th and 7th at the Concourse Exhibition Center. Just two years after its first conference, Health 2.0 has become the must-see showcase for consumers and providers’ use of new web and mobile tools in health care, and the venue where new products are launched, new concepts are developed and new movements are built.
Hospital Improves Patient Experience by Adding Email and Web Access in Patient Rooms With Virtual Linux Desktops
IBM (NYSE: IBM), NoMachine and Novell announce today that Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) in Glendale, California has improved the experience of its hospital patients by delivering email and Web access in patient rooms, while saving significant information technology (IT) maintenance and energy costs.
ARMONK, N.Y. – 01 Jul 2009: IBM (NYSE: IBM), NoMachine and Novell announce today that Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) in Glendale, California has improved the experience of its hospital patients by delivering email and Web access in patient rooms, while saving significant information technology (IT) maintenance and energy costs.