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Open Source, Design, and Health

July 31, 2014          

Episode Summary

Of the many industries on which the open source ethos can have positive effect, healthcare represents one of the most significant, in terms of dollars and overall impact. From citizen science to software to research data, the open source movement is slowly seeping its way into the healthcare realm. But will it really ever have a major influence?

In this episode of The Digital Life, we chat with Dr. Jeffery Belden, the lead author of the open source project “Inspired EHRs: Designing for Clinicians”, an illustrated e-book of design patterns for electronic health records, sponsored by the California Healthcare Foundation and the ONC.