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[News] Health and Free Software Pushed as a Pair

  • Subject: [News] Health and Free Software Pushed as a Pair
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:39:08 +0000
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Is open source the key to successful national e-health?

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| The Federal Government and healthcare 
| industry bodies should abandon proprietary 
| software and embrace open source software 
| if Australia is to have a successful 
| national e-health platform, argues e-health 
| academic, Professor Jon Patrick. 


10 Open Source Projects Changing Medicine

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| With health care reform being all the rage, 
| Open Source projects are becoming popular 
| topics as alternatives to the incredibly 
| expensive and complex software suites in 
| use today.  Smarter Technology has a great 
| list of 10 open-source projects targeted at 
| health and medicine, including a few great 
| data visualization tools.



Professor issues proprietary e-health warning

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| A health informatics professor from Sydney
| University today said Australia's e-health
| systems should be strictly open source rather
| than using proprietary software.


Open-Source-Based Disaster Mitigation Applied

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| The disaster management system has been used
| earlier by various institutions, NGOs and even
| individuals to help disaster mitigation
| including during the recent West Sumatra
| earthquake.
| Sahana is an integrated information system that
| was created to take on various disasters.  The
| system enables the government to collaborate
| with NGOs, social organizations and volunteers
| to perform integrated steps.


Microsoft's Hotmail 'blacklists' NHS email - again

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| NHS staff can finally send emails to Hotmail
| accounts again, seven days after some healthcare
| workers complained to Microsoft that their
| messages were being blocked.
| Itâs not the first time the NHS has been shunned
| by Microsoftâs Hotmail. In May this year all
| addresses in the nhs.uk namespace were reportedly
| being blocked following a complaint about email
| originating from one of its IP addresses.

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