2013 Open Source Convention 2

Making clinical information accessible and useful on the Internet is fundamental to clinical open innovation, and a well-planned API is essential in the equation.

This idea was reinforced for us at this year’s Open Source Convention (OSCON), held July 22-26 in Portland, Oregon.

As the Tech Lead for the Lilly Clinical Open Innovation Team I was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend this year’s convention with one of our project leads, Dean Sellis. OSCON is about “how the close partnership between business and the open source community is building the future.” And, here at Lilly COI, we are very interested in learning how open methods of development and innovation can have a positive impact on the future of healthcare.

Here are just a few of things we learned at OSCON that we think will help us along the way: