Archive for the ‘Open Source’ Category

As the HIE Liaison for the local San Antonio HIMSS chapter I’m very happy to announce our next chapter meeting with feature Dr. Steve Steffensen, MD a Professor of Neurology, JHU Chief Medical Information Officer, TATRC. Dr. Steffensen is one of the key individuals working National Health Information Network (NHIN) issues for the Department of Defense. Dr. Steffensen will speak this month on the CONNECT open source toolkit for implementing Health Information Exchanges (HIE) and moving toward the NHIN.

Just because you can run your desktop app on a mobile devices doesn’t mean you should.

My issues with mobile computing in healthcare revolve around technologies that get in the way of providers and clinicians doing their core job which is attending to patients and not fumbling through hundreds of check boxes and interfaces designed to be used on a desktop.

I downloaded and installed the final release of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on my Dell M4400.  So far I’m very impressed with the fit and finish of this latest Linux release.  Evolution is one of the many e-mail clients avaialble for Linux but one of the very few with the ability to access your corporate […]

Working in an environment with multiple OS’s can be challenging when you have to shuffle between multiple keyboards and mice. A KVM only offers a single view of one device at a time, which is challenging when you need to switch between them frequently. I’m a huge advocate of virtual machines but you are still […]

As fate would have it I have the need to access Citrix applications again so as a matter of convenience I wanted to install the ICA client on my Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. After way too much effort I was finally able to get the client installed and launch application from within the SSL web interface […]

SugarCRM is a customer relationship management (CRM) application with the tag line “commercial open source”. This seems like a contradiction of terms but one of the founders and current CEO , John Roberts, is an open source advocate and former engineer so he understands the value in opening up the application and providing a free […]

Hamachi is the original name for the VPN client application for Linux, Windows, and Macs that allows for a virutual network to be created by simply joining with a Network name and a secure shared key. A virutal network adapter is installed and operates in the background tranfering traffic through a private (publically non-routable) IP […]

For all you mobile WordPress bloggers with iPhones. A new WordPress app is now available in the iTunes App Directory. Not available yet for mobile download but I would imagine that will get refereshed soon as well. Works great and users are finally able to post pictures while blogging on the run. Setup is pretty […]

Virtualization continues to be a big topic among Mac users with Intel-powered Macs. Products from Parallels and VMware allow you to easily run many different operating systems on your Mac, each within its own protected virtual environment. Recently, a third player entered the market—Sun, with its VirtualBox product.

Having just sent my Macbook off for repair this past Sunday …l was left in a quandry as I had a very important meeting with the CIO of a Academic Medical Center on the east coast.  My data was tucked safely away on my network drive however the only laptop I had was one running […]


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