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- “The Open Patient” documentary film tells the true story of 2 individuals who open sourced their medical history to fight their brain tumors
Steven Keating discovered his brain tumor in 2014 when he kept noticing a vinegar-like smell that happened for a few seconds everyday. Liz Salmi discovered her’s when she was just 29-years-old.
Premiering at Red Hat Summit, “The Open Patient” documentary film tells the story of how Steven and Liz took an open source approach to treating their brain cancer, by accessing and sharing their medical data. Their innovative approach has helped turn their crises into a movement that could change the face of healthcare and finally open up the patient/doctor relationship.
Part of the Open Source Stories film series, “The Open Patient” is the latest installment from Red Hat to highlight and share human-centered stories about how openness is a catalyst for change. Open source is changing the world in many different ways - from technology innovation and management advancements to innovations across sectors. Red Hat has long understood the power of collaboration to produce amazing results. With Open Source Stories, we’re shining a light on some of these stories.
The documentary will premiere simultaneously at the Open Source Stories Theater during Red Hat Summit at Moscone West, Level 3 lobby, on Tuesday, June 28, at 3:30 p.m. PT, and online at http://siliconangle.tv/red-hat-summit-2016/.
For replays of the film and more information about Open Source Stories and “The Open Patient,” visit https://www.redhat.com/en/open-source-stories. Watch the film and share it with others using the hashtag #opensourcestories to help us shine a light on ways open innovation is changing the world.
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