Tag Archives: open source

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

Axial Exchange’s clinical alerts system

We’re checking up with Axial Exchange, an open source health care software provider, nearly one year after CEO Joanne Rohde demonstrated its flagship product, Axial Alerts, at our annual Health 2.0 Conference. The alert system is designed to bridge the … Continue reading

Blue Button Drama

The recently launched Blue Button for All Americans Challenge has brought to the surface an interesting debate about the best path to health data interoperability. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to encourage widespread use of the Blue Button … Continue reading

Healthcare Open Source and Community: Some Lessons from the Field by Paul Biondich

I’ve followed the evolution of Health 2.0 with much interest, often tracking the blogosphere chatter to get a sense of how the community would realize the vision of “user-generated” health care.  Perhaps my adventures in the developing world over the … Continue reading

Diabetic VistA – The First Amputation

Many people in healthcare got their first look at Scott Shreeve through his work with Medsphere, the open source software company based on VistA, the information system developed by a team of programmers and doctors at the VA in the … Continue reading