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Healthcare for Geeks

David Uhlman (clearhealth inc.)
Main Stage
Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 12 ratings)
Slides:   1-PDF 

Turn the hacker ethos on yourself and improve your health while discovering nifty projects like 3D printing your body parts and how to build a DIY DNA analyzer. Learn about the best and worst data trackers for fitness like fitbit and garmin. Hack your diet with the futuristic food substitute soylent. Learn the ins and outs of the professional healthcare system with tips on finding insurance under the ACA (obamacare), the difference between a PPO and an HMO and what it means to you. Finally we’ll cover some guidance on how to be the best patient you can be and what to do to protect yourself from common medical errors.

David Uhlman

clearhealth inc.

David Uhlman is CEO of ClearHealth Inc. and a has been longstanding contributor and entrepreneur in open source technology for 15 years including contributions to Linux, Java, CentOS, and Joomla. He is a frequent speaker and contributor including previous talks at OSCON, SCALE, and others.

ClearHealth Inc is the company associated with the ClearHealth open source project, a practice management and electronic medical record system derived from VA VistA started in 2003 which now has over 18 million patients in more than 1,000 installations including notable large scale systems like Tarrant County TX, The Primary Care Coalition, The University of Texas Medical Branch and numerous Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) nationwide.