OSCON 2010 Health Sessions

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.

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Tags: health
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
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(3.50, 4 ratings)
Tim O'Reilly introduces the Health IT track at OSCON. Read more.
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Deborah Bryant (Bryant Group)
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(3.50, 4 ratings)
This talk will provide insight into the growing momentum in the use of open source of Health Care information technology (HIT) in the US and abroad with particular focus on the US Federal Government’s influence as a consumer and creator of HIT. Includes an overview of the breadth of existing oss HIT applications, implications for individual health info, and opportunities to get involved. Read more.
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Tags: health
Fred Trotter (FredTrotter.com)
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(3.73, 11 ratings)
This is an overview of everything going on in Open Source Healthcare Software. If you can only attend one healthcare talk this should be it. Get an overview of what you need to know about this movement, which has it own history (it existed in parallel to the free software movement since the 70's) and is fast becoming the dominant force in Healthcare Informatics. Read more.
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David Riley (Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services), Brian Behlendorf (World Economic Forum)
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(4.17, 6 ratings)
This session will provide attendees with an update on the CONNECT technology solution and an overview of how government is using this open source solution to create health information exchanges and tie into the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). Read more.
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Arien Malec (HHS/ONC (Contractor))
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(3.80, 5 ratings)
NHIN Direct project is a collaboration between the U.S. government, providers, HIT vendors, and other experts to improve how the U.S. health care system handles digital patient data. This talk will cover the project, the Open Source software that exists to support the effort as well as what is still needed to make this successful and how you can get involved. Read more.
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Tony McCormick (Medical Information Integration, LLC), Samuel Bowen, MD ( Open Source Medical Software)
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(2.67, 3 ratings)
The ongoing saga of leading a diverse team of volunteer and contracted developers through the process of getting OpenEMR up to a the standards for ARRA Meaningful certification in 2011 and beyond. Read more.
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Open source software developed by Tolven has incorporated principles for assuring privacy from the Health Record Banking Alliance in order to fulfill national requirements for privacy protection of health care information in the Netherlands. The RijnmondNet project provides a valuable model for securing exchange of personal health care information in the United States. Read more.
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Location: F151
Tags: health, society, hr
Dykki Settle (CapacityPlus - IntraHealth International, Inc), Carl Leitner (IntraHealth International)
Many low-resource countries suffer from a critical shortage of health workers. A mature national HRIS enables decision makers to more effectively recruit, train, and retain health professionals. We discuss the use of the open source iHRIS Suite to meet country needs, standards for sharing information, and interoperability between the various components of a complete health information system. Read more.
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Melanie Swan (Broader Perspective)
How low-cost DNA sequencing, the DIYbio movement, and open source collaboration technologies are colliding to allow unprecedented peer collaboration in tackling the critical contemporary challenge of creating a new era of health and biology. Biology is the next open source frontier. Open platforms, current projects, and ways to participate in citizen science genomics are described. Read more.
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Andrew Hart (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), David Kale (Children's Hospital Los Angeles), Heather Kincaid (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
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(3.75, 4 ratings)
Medical informatics lags behind the progress of other “big data” domains, in large part because data is often held hostage in proprietary applications and schema. We present a grid software solution to this problem that utilizes NASA JPL’s Object Oriented Data Technology (OODT) and is being deployed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to enable new data-driven clinical decision support tools. Read more.
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Tags: health
Phillip Longman (New America Foundation)
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(3.33, 3 ratings)
The FOSS model brings a fundamental and desperately needed paradigm shift to healthcare. This session will highlight how FOSS cures the chronic underachievement of clinical transformation via “legacy software industry business models” by closely aligning software evolution and adoption with evidence based medicine. Read more.
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Deanne Clark (DSS Inc), Hugh Creedon (DSS Inc), J.D. Keith (DSS Inc. )
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(2.67, 3 ratings)
The vxVistA.org site uses leading Atlassian Open Source Web Tools including Confluence and JIRA to successfully support and deploy the vxVistA-OS EHR in a unique example of Open Source software web tools underpinning the deployment of the vxVistA Open Source EHR. This collaboration environment fosters an active community of users and developers to inspire innovation and growth. Read more.
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K.S. Bhaskar (Fidelity Information Services, Inc.), Ben Mehling (Medsphere Systems), David Whiles (Midland Memorial Hospital)
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(4.00, 4 ratings)
The VistA healthcare information system is in daily production use at the largest health care system in the US, one repeatedly recognized for delivering some of the best care at the lowest cost. VistA is increasingly adopted in the US and internationally. Join members of the open source VistA community for an introduction to the software, its history, and the current landscape of the ecosystem. Read more.
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Location: F151
Tags: google, health, api
Roni Zeiger (Smart Patients)
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(2.71, 7 ratings)
Google Health is an application with an open API, and its long term success depends on the developer community building useful applications that help people achieve their health goals. In this talk, we will describe this model and the role of developers who create specialized solutions - especially mobile ones - for people with specific health needs. Read more.
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Will Ross (Redwood MedNet), Gerald Bortis (Mirth Corporation)
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(4.00, 2 ratings)
How Redwood MedNet uses open source tools from Mirth Corporation to provision a community Health Information Exchange, with an overview of how the Mirth open source stack works. Read more.
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Nagesh Bashyam (Harris Corporation)
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(2.67, 3 ratings)
The presentation discusses the challenges and successes encountered in developing open source CONNECT solution such as the choice of technology stack, collaboration between federal and private entities, community outreach, using open standards for information exchange, security and trust establishment,processes for effective open source development and adapting to a changing healthcare industry. Read more.
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Location: F151
Tags: emr, vista
David Uhlman (clearhealth inc.)
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The VistA system created by the Department of Veterans Affairs is by most measures the most successful medical record ever devised. We'll take a detailed look at ClearHealth's multi-year odyssey of re-implementing VistA using contemporary languages, tools, and databases as well as insight into the core features and usability that make VistA so successful. Read more.
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Sam Faus (Sujansky & Associates, LLC)
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(3.33, 3 ratings)
The Common Platform is an open source personal health data repository built on a Java-based SOAP web service architecture. Developed as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Project HealthDesign program, the design goal was to enable the development of personal health applications by providing a platform that supports the storage and access of personal health data for innovative analysis and display. Read more.
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Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
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(5.00, 5 ratings)
When Karen discovered she had a potentially life threatening heart condition, the last thing she expected was to come up against proprietary software. Now, with a heart device implanted in her body, she and SFLC have been working to show how free and open source software is essential on implantable medical devices. In this talk, Karen discusses her professional and personal view of the issues. Read more.
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Location: F151
Tags: health_it
Vaibhav Bhandari (Microsoft, Health Solutions Group)
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(4.25, 4 ratings)
This talk focuses on practical solutions for interfacing various HealthCare Silos (like Labs, Medications, Imaging and EMR systems) to Personally controlled HealthCare records (Microsoft HealthVault, Google Health, Dossia) and public health networks (PHIN). We will analyze and present relevant software solutions for working with ontologies, HealthCareIT Standards and data security regulations. Read more.
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Teddy Bachour (Microsoft)
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(3.00, 2 ratings)
The Microsoft Connected Health Platform (CHP) provides open toolkits and guidance for the information and communication technology (ICT) community to help them speed architecture, design and deployment of interoperable, efficient, and scalable e-Health infrastructures and solutions for the health industry. Read more.
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Location: F151
Tags: emr, data, graphviz
David Uhlman (clearhealth inc.)
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(3.67, 3 ratings)
The ongoing nationwide adoption of EMR presents enormous new opportunities and challenges for collecting, analyzing and reporting data for patient outcome improvement, cost control, and efficiency in care. We'll take a look at a number of open tools available and techniques to apply them to healthcare data including neural nets, data visualization and statistical modeling. Read more.
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