Studies & Reports

The following are links to selected studies, white papers, and other publications produced by recognized national and international organizations on collaboration, 'open' solutions, and innovation - with a focus on health care:
* Check out the list of publications on Open Health News. Also, you might want to look at the "History of Health Information Technology (HIT) in the VA - 1955 to 2005"  Videos

** Also, check out the Open Health Data & Statistics web sites

Open Source software is experiencing significant development in our Information Society. Government administrations, universities, companies, and organizations of all types around the world are opting for open source products. Open source software has obtained a significant share of several markets, such as web servers, server operating systems, desktop operating systems, web browsers, databases, e-mail and other IT infrastructure solutions. A major driving force behind the adoption and growth of open source solutions in the U.S. has been the emergence and growth of open source software product and service providers with a profitable, sustainable economic model. Witness Red Hat, Novell,  Apache, IBM, Oracle, Sun, MySQL, Google, Black Duck, Ingres, MedSphere, KitWare, Ubuntu, SugarCRM, and many more.  See Cenatic Report on International Use of Open Source Software – 2010

You Tube National Academies of Science Innovation Report

* Check out these Infographic charts and statistics about Healthcare and Open Source.

** Also, check out these GIS maps of healthcare sites using OpenMRS and VistA Systems

The consulting firm Accenture recently surveyed more than 3,700 doctors across eight countries. More than 72% of doctors younger than 50 said they believe that electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchanges (HIE) will improve care coordination across settings and service boundaries.  -  See Modern Medicine

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Since 2007, due to the acceleration of knowledge of our genomic underpinning – the root causes of disease – we have advanced our knowledge so exponentially that it transcends all of the history of medicine.  -  Dr. Eric Topol, Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health

Peter Groen,
May 14, 2013, 2:27 PM