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Doctors, Help Us Heal Ourselves

I just learned about a fascinating initiative in which 20 global health organizations and universities are working with IBM to see whether an open-source approach might help clip the wings of bird flu.

Building on the work of Larry Brilliant, the initiative will tap IBM’s Interoperable Healthcare Information Infrastructure and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler, which will involve an open-source community of epidemiologists exploring how diseases spread.