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[News] GNU/Linux Distributions Address Healthcare Needs

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Distributions Address Healthcare Needs
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:28:13 +0000
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Project GNUmed Live started

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| It all originated from the need to host GNUmed 
| Live CDs, VMware images and so on. Nothing 
| comes for free and there was no way we could 
| host these images on the GNUmed servers.


Five sites for open source healthcare

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| If you're browsing the web looking for sites 
| about open source healthcare, here are five I 
| found interesting. There are a ton of sites 
| out there, and I tried to stay away from those 
| that talked strictly about software--instead 
| focusing on those that tackled the issues in 
| open source ways beyond technology.



How software companies could screw up Obamaâs health care reform.

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| Things did not go so smoothly at Childrenâs
| Hospital of Pittsburgh, which installed a
| computerized health system in 2002. Rather
| than a godsend, the new system turned out to
| be a disaster, largely because it made it
| harder for the doctors and nurses to do
| their jobs in emergency situations. The
| computer interface, for example, forced
| doctors to click a mouse ten times to make a
| simple order...
| Why did similar attempts to bring health
| care into the twenty-first century lead to
| triumph at Midland but tragedy at
| Childrenâs? While many factors were no doubt
| at work, among the most crucial was a
| difference in the software installed by the
| two institutions. The system that Midland
| adopted is based on software originally
| written by doctors for doctors at the
| Veterans Health Administration, and it is
| whatâs called "open source," meaning the
| code can be read and modified by anyone and
| is freely available in the public domain
| rather than copyrighted by a corporation.


NHIN Connect Project Freedom Award Acceptance Letter

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| On behalf of the entire Federal Health
| Architecture and the CONNECT Open Source
| Community, it is my pleasure to accept the
| 2009 Linux Medical News Freedom Award.


California hospital to roll out OpenVista by year's end

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| Hensler said OpenVista's comparatively low
| cost and speed of implementation cinched the
| deal with Carlsbad, Calif.-based MedSphere,
| which developed OpenVista for commercial use
| from the VistA system developed by the
| Department of Veterans Affairs. The pre-
| built OpenVista system will enable Kern
| officials to use the solution from day one
| and customize and enhance it over time to
| specific hospital needs, Hensler said.


HIE Firm Opens Platform to Developers

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| The Salt Lake City-based vendor is not

| placing its source code on the open source
| market, Kipp Lassetter, M.D., chair and CEO
| emphasizes. "It's not a first step toward
| moving to open source, but definitely
| defining the system as an open system."


Health IT cited as evidence for importance of new open government directive

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| OMB also highlighted the a programming
| âcode-a-thonâ sponsored by HHS in August to
| bring together public and private open
| source developers to improve the agencyâs
| âConnectâ healthcare Internet gateway
| project and broaden its use. The software,
| developed by a group of federal agencies,
| enables organizations to exchange health
| data according to standards established for
| the nationwide health information network
| (NHIN).

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