MedVirginia becomes the first HIE to connect with the VLER.
Benefits of Free/Libre Open Source Software
in Health Care (FLOSS-HC)
Special track on FLOSS-HC projects and initiatives at Med-e-Tel 2011
After the success of its first edition at Med-e-Tel 2010 (23 speakers, 1 keynote presentation, 1 panel discussion), the Free/Libre Open Source Software in Health Care (FLOSS-HC) track 2011 aims to create the leading European summit bringing together FLOSS-HC developers, service providers and users from all over the world to cross-fertilize Open technological, business and social initiatives to shape the future of open health care systems.
Co-organized by the European Federation for Medical Informatics Free/Libre Open Source Working Group (EFMI LIFOSS WG), the International Medical Informatics Association Open Source Working Group (IMIA OS WG) and the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), it offers a new platform for collaboration establishment, experience exchange and a unique opportunity to foster prospective thinking towards open, collaboratively developed systems in health care.
Health Information Technology (HIT) Leadership Summit
November 9, 2010
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM (Registration Opens at 7:30 AM)
Program will examine Georgia’s leadership in healthcare information technology and how we will build and sustain our premier Healthcare IT workforce
The Georgia Department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and TAG Health have announced that they will jointly host the Health Information Technology (HIT) Leadership Summit on November 9, 2010. This event, which will run from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, will examine the national spotlight on healthcare, available federal funding, current economic conditions and the urgent need for jobs in Georgia. This critical event will also provide an opportunity to showcase Georgia’s HIT market and career growth in one of the country’s fastest growing industries.
Georgia ranks as the leading state for total HIT revenues according to the Healthcare Informatics HCI-100 list. Over the past decade, Georgia has attained the premier nationwide leadership position as an HIT cluster. This notable achievement is due to the vast assets of the state’s numerous HIT corporations and healthcare providers, served and supported by the diverse resources of multiple companies located in Georgia. Another vital component of this recognition is the highly trained professional HIT workforce provided by nationally prominent university medical schools, technical colleges and other training programs throughout Georgia.
The primary purpose of the November 9th event is to unite business community leaders, healthcare providers and educators to further advance Georgia as the national leader in HIT. The specific focus of the event is to address current and future industry requirements necessary to expand, equip and sustain the professional workforce required to maximize HIT growth in Georgia.
One of the topics discussed at OSCON 2010.
The eighth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held on September 10-12, 2010 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.
Below is a link to a nice article from Phillip Longman who was one of the featured speakers at OSCON 2010 last week. He also has a great book in its second edition Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Is Better Than Yours
IT in healthcare is at a turning point, and open source is driving change and collaboration across the industry. We cover the key projects, APIs, open standards and technological challenges in healthcare as it takes steps towards a radically different future.
The conference is scheduled for Sept 29-30 2010 in Houston, TX. You can find out more about the event by following this link:
OReilly Media invites you to lead conference sessions in open source healthcare technology at the OReilly Open Source Convention 2010. OSCON will be held July 19-23, 2010 in Portland, Oregon.
IT in healthcare is at a turning point, and open source is driving change and collaboration across the industry. We want to hear about the key projects, APIs, open standards and technological challenges in healthcare as it takes steps towards a radically different future.
The International eHealth Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum is holding their yearly meeting in Luxembourg next month (April 14-16). Are any of the US based open source teams attending?
You can check out the details at Med@Tel 2010