Open Health IT Open Source Solutions for Healthcare



Although I was unable to attend the first day of events due to a conflicting meeting in Atlanta (TAG - Georgia Technology Summit) I did manage to attend the after hours party and an impromptu "Birds of a Feather" discussion on the NIH challenge of taking a developed product "open source".  Many options were presented including the Drupal and Apache models.

Some of the highlights of Day Two (Thursday)

The Synergy Between Open Source and Healthcare - A great history of Anesthesia system development and implementation at Duke.

Healthcare Panel Discussion - The panel contained all M.D.'s (something you never see at open source meetings) and was a great opportunity to get perspectives from  practicing ,  government, academic, and commercial physicians.

Alembic Foundation - A background on the new foundation which will carry the CONNECT project forward.

The Development & Growth of the OpenEMR Project - An overview of the project history and current status (Certification under way).


Thank you again for the great job organizing the event and finding quality speakers.   I look forward to another healthcare track next year.




Centos – Logitech Bluetooth

When setting up a Logitech bluetooth keyboard and/or mouse with the Centos linux distribution you need to force Centos to ignore the bluetooth capability.  This can be done by editing the sysconfig file below.

sudo vi /etc/sysconfig/bluetooth





Started in 2008, the Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON) quickly grew in 2009 to an event with more than 200 attendees from four (4) states (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida), twenty (20) speakers, and more than twenty private and government entity participants.  In fact, POSSCON grew so fast in 2009 we've moved the 2010 conference to a new location - the Columbia Convention Center in the heart of Columbia, SC.