OpenClinica to Power Major European Trials, Public/Private European Consortium Signs on with OpenClinica

From: PRWeb [ http://www.prweb.com/ ]

OpenClinica has contracted with the SAFE-T Consortium to provide electronic data capture for a series of clinical trials across several sites in Europe and Israel.


Waltham, MA (PRWEB) June 19, 2011

OpenClinica, the world’s most popular open source clinical trials software for web-based electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM), has contracted with the SAFE-T Consortium. The SAFE-T Consortium is a unique public-private partnership of the European pharmaceutical industry which includes: Pfizer, Novartis, Lilly, Amgen. The Consortium is also comprised of academics and small and medium enterprises working to qualify translational safety biomarkers for drug-induced kidney, liver and vascular injury to enable quicker and safer evaluations of potential new medications in patients.

Better Health Through Analytics

by Salvatore Salamone | Date: 05-17-11
at www.smartertechnology.com
http://www.smartertechnology.com/c/a/Technology-For-Change/Better-Health...

Doctors at one Texas health care organization are using analytics to identify the causes of hospital readmission. Once these causes are identified, the doctors assess treatment protocols and develop strategies to prevent patients from having to return to the hospital. In the first six months, the effort cut readmission by 22 percent.

Building the mHealth Evidence Base

Posted by RWJF Blog Team on May 13, 2011
at Pioneering Ideas:
http://rwjfblogs.typepad.com/pioneer/2011/05/help-us-build-the-mhealth-e...

By Brian Quinn, Pioneer team director

Last week at Stanford, innovation guru B.J. Fogg hosted a conference called Mobile Health 2011: What Really Works. As a new member of the Pioneer team, the conference was a great opportunity to learn more about mHealth and meet some of the key players in the field. As the title suggests, this year’s conference focused on what we know about how mHealth is changing behavior and improving health outcomes. Here are three reflections on the conversations that took place during the conference:

Marking the 100th International Women’s Day: free to view research articles

Marking the 100th International Women’s Day

To mark the Centenary of International Women’s Day, Routledge gathered together some of the most prominent research from a range of Routledge journals dealing with key themes from International Women’s Day.

(free to view until 30th April 2011)

Articles are grouped under the following headings:

Women and HIV/AIDS
Ending Violence Against Women and Children
Strong Leadership. Strong Women. Strong World: Equality
Women’s Voices and Influence
Bridging the Generational Gap and Women in History

Moodle

Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites (source: official website)

Internet Pathology Suite

iPath is providing an free and open plattform for "case based collaboration", especially designed for medical applications (telemedicine, etc). The iPath-Server package provides a sort of medical BBS to discuss/consult cases online. Additional modules

Release Date: 2010-01-28
Topic: Conferencing, Medical Science Apps.
Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
Translations: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Intended Audience: Healthcare Industry, Science/Research
User Interface: Java Swing, Web-based, Win32 (MS Windows)

Experts believe open source is more secure for health sector, Research says OSS stronger and cheaper

From: techeye.net
http://www.techeye.net/software/experts-believe-open-source-is-more-secu...

09 Mar 2011 12:52 | by Matthew Finnegan in London

Health care IT systems should look to open source software (OSS) as an alternative that is more secure, as well as offering a cheaper option.

And with local hospitals in UK soon to resemble Crimean-war era triage tents due to lack of funding it seems that the once impressive NHS could certainly now do with a few extra bob.

UNESCO sponsored Free Workshop on Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources

UNESCO sponsored Free Workshop on Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources

Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses.

This free workshop is sponsored by UNESCO and scheduled for 21 - 25 March 2011.

For information on how to register, see:
http://wikieducator.org/Open_content_licensing_for_educators/About

Enterprise Healthcare IT Poised for Growth

Enterprise Healthcare IT Poised for Growth
From:exist.com http://info.exist.com/blogs/bid/42703/Enterprise-Healthcare-IT-Poised-fo...
Posted by Macel Legaspi on Wed, Mar 09, 2011


There's a link on a story mentioning CHITS project in Pasay City

Excerpts:

Pressures to reduce healthcare costs, rising interoperability requirements, and demand for better healthcare delivery will continue to drive growth in enterprise healthcare IT.

A 2010 report indicated that the global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) market was valued at $7.8 billion in 2009 and is forecast to reach $18 billion in 2016 after growing at CAGR of 13% from 2009.

Electronic medical records (EMR) segment is the largest segment in the HIS market valued at $3.4b in 2009 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.3% over the next 7 years.

Zambia Electronic Perinatal Record System

The Zambia Electronic Perinatal Record System (ZEPRS) is being used by clinics and the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia to improve patient care. The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Center for Research in Women's Health (CRWH), RTI, and the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) developed ZEPRS with local medical expertise and project engagement from the Lusaka Urban Health District, Central Board of Health and funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Major Features and Components

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