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Last UpdateDescription
19 September 2002
Ver: 1.0.1
jEngine
http://jengine.org/
The purpose of the project is to build a world class open source Enterprise integration engine. Uses of JEngine include healthcare systems/hospitals HL7 interface engine, intergration of HL7 with EMR and Practice Management Systems.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

19 September 2002
Ver: 9.6
Medal – The Medical Algorithms Project
http://www.medal.org/index.html
A Medical Algorithm is any computation, formula, survey, or look-up table, useful in healthcare. We have collected over 3500 algorithms spanning major medical domains, organized into 44 chapters. An additional chapter contains algorithms contributed by our visitors. To ensure the widest possible audience, the algorithms have been implemented in an Excel workbook which you can freely download to run on your Windows or Macintosh computer.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

18 September 2002
Ver: 1.3.0
3D Slicer
http://www.slicer.org/
The 3D Slicer is freely available, open-source software for visualization, registration, segmentation, and quantification of medical data.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

18 September 2002
Ver: 1.0.02
Care2002
http://care2x.com/
CARE 2002 is a smart software for hospitals and health care organizations. It is designed to integrate the different information systems existing in these organizations into one single efficient system. CARE 2002 solves the problems inherent in a network of multiple programs that are noncompatible with each other. It can integrate almost any type of services, systems, departments, clinic,processes, data, communication, etc. that exist in a hospital.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

3 September 2002Smartie (MedNotes)
http://www.smartie-ist.org/
Integration of tools and critical knowledge in the clinical field for medical expert decision. Strong user involvement, knowledge extracted from Evidence-Based sources and validated by EU experts. The project aims at collecting medical digital assistants running stand alone in web browsers and palmtops tested in real world situations and licensed under open source initiative.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

2 September 2002
Ver: 23Apr2002
Reminder Database
http://www.crmef.org/reminder.html
The program’s main menu page features graphs showing practice quality parameters. Among others, these include pie charts showing glycohemoglobin results among all practice diabetics, and bar charts showing the number of women overdue for followup of various pap smear problems. The program may also show performance by individual physicians. The graphs on the main menu are designed to be key motivators to recall patients and produce good outcomes.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

2 September 2002PICNIC
http://picnic.euspirit.org/
PICNIC will develop the next generation regional health care networks to support new ways of providing health and social care. The aim is to prepare regional health care providers to implement the next generation, secure, user-friendly, health care networks and to make the European market for telematics health care services less fragmented. The partners in PICNIC have agreed to make the development in an Open Environment: 1. An architecture, which is open and interoperable. 2. All models and specifications are in the public domain. 3. Applications, interfaces and messages are implemented according to the Open Source Model.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

21 August 2002
Ver: Beta 1.
Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)
http://www.healcentral.org/index.htm
Digital multimedia, such as images and videos, are playing an increasingly important role in health sciences education. Educators, however, often do not have the time or resources to create high-quality materials. In the Fall of 2000 the development of Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) was started with funding of the National Science Foundation and in collaboration with National Library of Medicine.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

13 August 2002myPACS
http://sol.cc.u-szeged.hu/~kszabo/myPACS.html
myPACS is a web-based medical image management system. It allows uploading images and patient data from a web-browser. Images can be viewed in two different size of thumbnails. It doesn’t support the DICOM standard, but it can be useful where images are accessible in ordinary image file formats such as JPG (for example digitized by a scanner or a frame grabber or downloaded from the Net).  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 August 2002MedicalWords
http://medicalwords.sourceforge.net/
The purpose of this project is to create Public Domain Medical Terminology documents that could be easily used by applications.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 August 2002CRISNET
http://www.crisnet.be
CRISNET is a Primary Care research organisation dedicated to medical information exchange and gathering through web based secure Open Source technology. CRISNET is currently developing a web based interface between Primary and Secondary care.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

8 July 2002
Ver: 0.1
KPumpe
http://kpumpe.sourceforge.net/
KPumpe is a diabetes diary application with support for reading records from your glucometer. It supports the Onetouch Ultra and other glucometers where glucomodule plugins are available.  

– dscott @ openhealth.com

8 July 2002
Ver: 1.3
OpenEMR
http://www.synitech.com
OpenEMR is a modular, HIPAA compliant, Open Source, cross-platform Electronic Medical Records system (EMRS) developed by Synitech Incorporated (www.synitech.com). It facilitates efficient office management through automated patient record journaling, and has been successfully integrated with third-party technologies including speech recognition, secure wireless access, touch screen portables, and biometric authentication. Interface screens are themable and optimized for consistency, simplicity, speed of access to patient information, and minimum eye strain. OpenEMR is based upon widely-used public standards to achieve maximum compatibility with evolving technologies.  

– stack @ synitech.com

3 July 2002U.S. Food and Drug Administration National Drug Code Directory
http://www.fda.gov/cder/ndc/index.htm
The NDC System was originally established as an essential part of an out-of-hospital drug reimbursement program under Medicare. The NDC serves as a universal product identifier for human drugs. The current edition of the National Drug Code Directory is limited to prescription drugs and a few selected OTC products. The data is updated quarterly within 5 working days after the end of March, June, September, and December.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 July 2002e-TALC Electronic Teaching-aids At Low Cost
http://www.e-talc.org/
e-TALC is a collaborative project to freely distribute up-to-date health and development information on CD-ROM.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

22 May 2002DOSIS/GP
http://www.imagineers.nl/DOSIS/
DOSIS/GP is an acronym for Dutch Open Source Information Systems for use by General Practitioners. It is part of the OpenKaart initiative.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

13 May 2002Datasus CCS-SIS components
http://www.datasus.gov.br/ccssis/
The CCS-SIS consortium is developing software components based on OMG HDTF (CorbaMed) standards for health care. These components are being made available under the GPL.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

11 April 2002MedSource
http://www.medsource.com/index.html
MedSource is an evolving resource to support the smart implementation of Open Source software in health care. Our quest is to support solutions and sharing that significantly lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Web-enabled and other software platforms, applications, interfaces and software components for the health care industry.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

3 April 2002
Ver: 0.2
HAPI
http://hl7api.sourceforge.net/
HAPI (HL7 application programming interface) is an open-source, object-oriented HL7 parser. The main distinguishing feature of HAPI is that it uses specific Java classes to represent each HL7 message structure. This allows it to enforce the structural validity of your messages when you compile your code, and to enforce the validity of field data at run time, with Java Exceptions. Source code for messages is generated automatically from HL7’s database of standard messages.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 March 2002
Ver: 0.4.0
iPath – Telemedicine Framework
http://ipath.sourceforge.net
iPath is an open source framework for building telepathology/telemedicine applications. At the core is the open source iPath-Server, an extsible telemedicine database sever with a web based interface. The iPath Server provides something like a medical discussion forum, where cases can be easily presented to others, discussed and commented within dedicated user groups. Besides a case database, iPath also provides additional modules. E.g. with the remote microscopy module you can remote control a motorised microscope over internet (currently iPath supports Leica Mikcroscopes and will soon be adapted to Merzhaeuser stage controller) As iPath is a very flexible system there are many different possibilities of using it. * Discuss difficult cases within dedicated user groups. * Collect different information of one cases from different sources. * Conenct your microscope to the Internet and share it with others. * Provide feedback to senders of specimen by presenting them images of i  

– kurt.brauchli @ unibas.ch

18 February 2002
Ver: 0.6.1
OdontoLinux
http://sourceforge.net/projects/odontolinux/
Dental management software written in PHP4 and PostgreSQL.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

4 February 2002OSCAR
http://oscar-cmc.org
OSCAR is a web based family practice system supporting the needs of care delivery, teaching, and research. OSCAR is based on more than 10 years of experience with the MUFFIN practice management system. OSCAR includes evidence based decision support tools for family practice.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

3 February 2002OpenKaart
http://www.openkaart.org
Our aim is an open API on the basis of a open source kernel (kernHIS/kernXIS) system, primarily for General Practice systems but hopefully also for aother information systems in Medical care. In the near future the website we also be in English.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 February 2002Debian-med
http://auric.debian.org/~tille/debian-med/
The goal of Debian-Med is a complete system for all tasks in medical care which is build completely on free software. The base of the project is the Debian distribution of GNU/Linux. Debian-med is a subset of that distribution specialised for medical applications. As a byproduct, the project is expected to integrate many existing projects by installing them in the same distribution. Open source health care products included in Debian-med will also be distributed in the full Debian GNU/Linux system.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

14 January 2002
Ver: 0.0.1.0
Res Medicinae – Information in Medicine
http://www.resmedicinae.org
Res Medicinae is supposed to be a comprising software solution for use in Medicine which combines intuitive ease of use with the advantages of the Java platform. It uses latest technology adhering to common standards for medical software and will such be open to many other medical systems. Res Medicinae is the attempt to overcome high pricing in the realm of Medical Information Systems and to provide users with a free, stable, secure, platform-independent, extensive system. Res Medicinae is and will be free in every meaning. Its contributors enjoy working together communicating over mailing lists and are encouraged by the idea of sharing their knowledge with those people living on “the poorer side of” the world.  

– christian.heller @ tuxtax.de

4 January 2002
Ver: 0.6.0
PIANO
http://mbi.dkfz-heidelberg.de/mbi/software/
Piano is a library containing ~75 algorithms and tools for multi-dimensional medical image processing, analysis and visualization. It is used in our group for several projects in the field of surgical planning.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

24 December 2001
Ver: 0.1
JALLOO
http://mbi.dkfz-heidelberg.de/mbi/software/
Jalloo offers a CORBA interface to the PIANO image processing library. Thus it enables a simple programming model to distributed image processing.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

15 December 2001
Ver: 0.9.8
dcm4che
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dcm4che/
dcm4che is an implementation of DICOM in Java.The sample applications may be useful on its own.It also includes an IHE compliant Image Archive application,based on J2EE.  

– gunter.zeilinger @ tiani.com

7 December 2001
Ver: 1.0.0-beta
SQL Clinic
http://www.sqlclinic.net
Description: A web interface to postgres written in perl. This is a complete clinical and administrative application for providers of psychiatric housing, although the software is designed to accomodate an entire Community Mental Health Care Center (CMHC) or private practitioners (both Clinical Social Workers and Psychiatrists) working in Behavioural Health. The source is available under the terms of the GPL. Technical support is free via mailing lists. Support contracts are available from Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York.  

– spargel_boy @ yahoo.de

13 November 2001
Ver: 3.3
jTerm
http://www.jterm.org/
jTerm is an open source terminology server written in 100% Java. jTerm includes: a core set of java classes implementing the deKeiser Uniform Representation Formalism for terminological systems, and raw data loaders for SNOMED-RT 1.x.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

15 October 2001
Ver: 0.2.1.3
FreeMED
http://freemed.ourexchange.net/
This is a project to build a web based open source Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and physician practice management system.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

13 October 2001
Ver: May18 2001
Pathology Abbreviations and Acronyms
http://www.pathinfo.com/abbtwo.htm
Pathologists use lots of abbreviations and acronyms. An acronym is an abbreviation of a phrase, where each letter of the acronym is added consecutively from the first letter of each of the words of the phrase. An abbreviation is a shortened form of a text-string, and all acronyms are types of abbreviations. The page contains a computer parsable list of over 12,000 abbreviations used in medicine and pathology.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001ApothecaryRx
http://www.psnw.com/~alcald/apothecary.html
ApothecaryRx is a drug database for looking up information on medications used in primary care. You can look up a drug by certain matching criteria such as trade name, generic name, therapeutic class, or by names of drugs with which it may interact. Plans are to expand it so you can enter a list of drug names and have the program run a check for interactions against the entire list.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: No source
DocScope – Physician Friendly Medical Records
http://openhealth.com/docscope/
DocScope will be a free medical information tool that is as natural and easy for physicians to use as the spreadsheet is for accountants. Health care standards and open source application development tools are both converging on XML technology for the representation of records, transactions, and messages. This creates a new opportunity to assemble health care record systems from readily available open source XML components.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: No source
Presurgical
http://sourceforge.net/projects/presurgical/
Pre-Surgical Patient Questionnaire  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: No source
DukeLists
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dukelists/
Duke Standard Anesthesia Lists and Codes  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: 0.2
LinStanPump
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linstanpump/
Linstanpunmp is a linux port of the dos program STANPUMP. This program is used to drive a computer controlled infusion pump using a pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic model.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: No source
LAMDI – Linux Anesthesia Modular Devices Interface
http://gasnet.med.yale.edu/lamdi/
The basic idea behind the LAMDI project is to develop a modular interface between various Anesthesia devices. Devices in this context could be: data capture devices, Software interpretation devices like pharmacokinetic or hemodynamic modelling modules; Control devices like infusion pumps and simulation devices.  

– dscott @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: No source
Harp – Harmonisation for the secuRity of web technologies and aPplications
http://www.ist-harp.org/
The objectives of this project are development and demonstration of tools for the harmonisation of applied and emerging Web oriented security systems in telemedicine. The early deliverables contain an investigation of security requirements for medical systems across Europe.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: No source
Ovnibase
http://ovnibus.free.fr/
Ovnibase is a system to collect databases of patient data for clinical and research (evidence based medicine) purposes. The components are “Sane” for scanning input forms, PostgresQL for the database and apache/netscape for a browser interface.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: No source
Medical Record DTD
http://sourceforge.net/projects/medrec/
The goal is to develop XML DTDs and software to facilitate the secure transfer of personal health record information from notebooks, PDAs, and other local databases to websites that specialize in archiving health record information.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: No source
Gnosis (formerly GLIMS)
http://glims.sourceforge.net/
Gnosis is planned to be an open source, OS independant Laboratory Information Management System. The target market is small through huge laboratories in need of a powerful, simple to use and infinitely configurable LIMS.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: 20010420
XChart
http://www.openhealth.org/XChart/
The Open Healthcare Group’s XChart Project is a movement to create an electronic medical record that is easier than paper. XChart is a system designed to combine the ease, speed and portability of paper systems with the efficiencies of computerized records. XChart is browsable via the web with minimal training. XChart supports standards.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: No source
Open PM ToolWorks
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openpmtoolworks
This project is dedicated to developing medical group practice management calculators and tools that would be of interest to medical practice administrators.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

30 September 2001
Ver: No source
Synapses
http://www.cs.tcd.ie/synapses/public/index.html
Synapses enables healthcare professionals to share electronic patient records and related medical data wherever and in whatever system they are held. It provides the open generic means to access them consistently and simply. Due provision is made for legal, ethical and security requirements. The resulting specifications and supporting material are in the public domain. This project now seems to be idle, but the design documents are available.  

– dscott @ openhealth.com

30 September 2001
Ver: No source
sarDATA
http://www.invivo.net/jsd/sardata/
This is a web application for evaluating anethesiology performance in a hospital setting. The nature of the information collected is based on an expert panel from the Soci�t� Francaise d’Anesth�sie-R�animation. This site is in French.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

30 September 2001
Ver: No source
Pista
http://www.labein.es/pista/pistasan/pshome.htm
Pista is an open source project for regional healthcare networks. The site is in Spanish.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

30 September 2001
Ver: No source
The Virtual Medical School Project at the Hammersmith Hospital
http://www.soundray.de/vms/
Storing every imaging study digitally together with the radiologist’s report resulted in a huge database of diseases and their imaging presentations as well as normal anatomy. This database is, of course, an immensely valuable resource for teaching. The Virtual Medical School Project was initiated with the intention to convert this image database into a knowledge base. This knowledge base will form the foundation of a digital network based teaching system for the whole of medicine at every level: the “Virtual Medical School”. It is based heavily on free software (Apache-Cocoon).  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

30 September 2001
Ver: 2may2000
DHCP / VISTA
http://www.hardhats.org/
This is almost certainly the largest collection of open source health care software worldwide. The DHCP (Decentralized Hospital Computer Program) project was started in 1982 by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. As of 1994, the VA operated 173 medical centers, 389 outpatient clinics, 131 nursing homes, and 39 domiciliaries. In 1995, DHCP was nominated for the Smithsonian award for best use of information technology. Because this software was developed by and for the U.S. Government, the source code is largely in the public domain. Several dozen other institutions have implemented systems based on the VA source code. There is an active developer community at www.hardhats.org working on expanding and supporting this codebase now known as VISTA.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 5.2
Audio/J
http://www.annexia.demon.co.uk/#programs
A simple Audiometry (medical) database suitable for use in the UK.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 1.3
ProtoGen/HL7
http://aurora.rg.iupui.edu/~gunther/#ProtoGen
ProtoGen/HL7 is essentially a parser/builder generator that extracts it’s rules from the HL7 standard document. The interface to the parser/builder is C++. Thus, the result of the generator is a C++ class library for the HL7 protocol. With the library you can build HL7 client/server applications or batch processors very easily. This site also contains a wealth of information about implementing HL7 aware open source applications and links to the most recent HL7 modelling work.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 2.03
LOINC
http://www.regenstrief.org/loinc/
The Logical Observation Identifiers, Names and Codes (LOINC[tm]) database provides a set of universal names and ID codes for identifying laboratory and clinical observations.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 0.8.4.2
Arachne ORB and Toolkit
http://www.arachne.org/
Arachne is a full featured CORBA implementation bundled with an optional layered toolkit. This technology was developed specifically to support health care applications several of which are referenced from this page.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 1.0
SmartenRx
http://www.openhealth.com/smartenrx/
In this pharmacy research system, physicians and pharmacists use web forms to communicate information about medications for specific patients.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 0.92
OpenEMed (Formerly TeleMed)
http://OpenMed.sourceforge.net/
OpenEMed is a distributed healthcare and medical information system built on open standards including those of the healthcare taskforce of the Object Management Group. It provides sample implementations of those standard components in Java.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 42
Tk Family Practice
http://www.psnw.com/~alcald/#informatics
A clinical medical information system suitable for a Family Physicians office for storing clinical information on patients as opposed to just billing information. It runs on both Linux/X-windows and Windows95. This is possible using Tcl/Tk as the programming language.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 1.0b4
FreePM — Free Practice Management
http://www.freepm.org/
FreePM is a template driven system that utilizes flexible open-source software to provide physicians with an easy to use, easy to modify medical record management solution. The system consists of a series of templates that create the component parts of a patient’s medical records. These templates can be tailored by the practitioner to best suit their individual operating environment.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 0.4-200109
Circare
http://www.openhealth.com/circare/
Circare is a client and provider index that ties together the information about a single patient and makes it available securely to care providers in a distributed network. The goal of this project is to be the “home page” for finding patient information distributed in numerous locations around a regional network.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: apr95
HL7ImExa
ftp://ftp.erl.wustl.edu/pub/hl7imexa/
This is an open source HL7 (V2.1, 2.2) parser.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: No source
GNUMed
http://www.gnumed.org/
GNUMed is a comprehensive and robust open source software package for paperless medical practice.  

– dscott @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 0.62
BioMail
http://biomail.sourceforge.net/biomail/index.html
BioMail is a small web-based application for medical researchers, biologists, and anyone who wants to know the latest information about a disease or a biological phenomenon. It is written to automate searching for recent scientific papers in the PubMed Medline database.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: No source
OpenKnoME
http://www.topthing.com/
OpenKnoME is a complete GRAIL knowledge management and ontological engineering environment. Among many other functions it allows you to browse, make sense of, and compile the OpenGALEN CRM sources.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

29 September 2001
Ver: 4
OpenGALEN Reference Model
http://www.opengalen.org/
OpenGALEN is a not-for-profit organisation. It is dedicated to bringing GALEN to the world as an open source resource. GALEN is a radical new technology for medical coding and terminology.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001Arden Syntax for Medical Logic Modules
http://www.cpmc.columbia.edu/arden/
The Arden Syntax for Medical Logic Modules (MLMs) is a language for encoding medical knowledge. The standard for this language is managed by HL7.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: 0.2.9
LinuDent
http://linudent.sourceforge.net/
Dental practice management software project.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: 0.0.1
MDSchedule
http://MDSchedule.sourceforge.net/
MDSchedule is a PHP and MySQL server-based application for capturing physician schedule requests and schedule creation based on those requests.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: 9
International Classification for Diseases (ICD-9 and ICD-10)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd9.htm
There are two related classifications of diseases with similar titles. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the classification used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates. The International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) is used to code and classify morbidity data from the inpatient and outpatient records, physician offices, and most NCHS surveys.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: No source
SICOT Telediagnostic network
http://telediag.sicot.org/
SICOT stands for Soci�t� Internationale de Chirurgie Orthop�dique et de Traumatologie (Orthopaedic surgeons). They sponsor the deployment of a telediagnostic network across developing countries. The telediagnostic software allows physicians to construct and transmit a medical record containing scanned images for remote diagnostic assistance.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: 0.9.8
OIO – Open Infrastructure for Outcomes
http://www.txoutcome.org/
A shared and free infrastructure that supports the pooling of expertise, assessment instruments, data management, training, quality assurance, and reporting tools is a way to reduce the cost of conducting outcome assessments.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: t1.0.7
GEHR — Good Electronic Health Record
http://www.gehr.org/
The Good Electronic Health Record (GEHR), a major part of the work of the openEHR Foundation, is an evolving electronic health record architecture designed to be comprehensive, portable and medico-legally robust. It has been developed from the Good European Health Record project requirements statement and object model.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001Project Odyss�e
http://www.nautilus-info.com/odyssee.htm
The Odyss�e project is the open source release of portions of the Nautilus project. Nautilus has a lexicon of 35000 medical terms linked into a semantic network representing medical domain knowledge. The network is used to guide an interaction dialog with a physician to record notes in structured form. Such structured notes are used to generate standardized text progress notes. The expert domain knowledge represented in the semantic network can speed data capture by focussing the interaction on relevant topics at each point in time. Recording medical records as semantic structures rather than text has many advantages, such as less amibuguity, language independence, and greater amenability to medical reasoning (assistant) technologies. This site is in French.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: 0.1.3
COSMOS: Common Open Source Medical Objects
http://cosmos.sourceforge.net/
The main purpose of COSMOS is to serve as a repository of reusable objects (in source code) that are relevant to the medical domain. Small applications with increasing functionality, will then be built on top of the objects.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001CTsim: The Open Source Computed Tomography Simulator
http://www.ctsim.org/
Computed Tomography is the technique of estimating the interior of objects from the measurements of radiation projected through the object. CTSim simulates the process of transmitting X-rays through phantom objects. These X-ray data are called projections. CTSim reconstructs the original phantom image from the projections using a variety of algorithms. Additionally, CTSim has a wide array of image analysis and image processing functions.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: 0.12.b
BLOX: quantitative medical imaging and visualization program
http://pni.med.jhu.edu/blox/
The purpose of the project is to develop a quantitative medical imaging and visualization program for use on brain MR, DTI and MRS data. It is a joint project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Lab.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: 0.4.1
AMIDE: Medical Image Data Examiner
http://amide.sourceforge.net/
Amide’s a Medical Image Data Examiner: Amide is a tool for viewing, registering, and analyzing anatomical and functional volumetric medical imaging data sets.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

28 September 2001
Ver: 1.0
Meditux
http://meditux.sourceforge.net/
Meditux is Java-servlet based software that provides a web interface to MySQL. It was developed to support an intranet site in a medical intensive care unit where it was used to collect clinical and research data.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

27 September 2001
Ver: 0.20
Freemed-YiRC
http://freemed-yirc.familyandyouth.org/
This is a branch of the FreeMed developed by the Lutheran Homes Society Family & Youth Services. This is a web based open source Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and physician practice management system.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

24 September 2001
Ver: 0.30
ECG2PNG
http://www.cardiothink.com/downloads/ecg2png/
This program is designed to convert scanned 12-lead electrocardiograms into PNG format and a web-friendly image size. It assumes that the electrocardiogram (ECG) is printed with a black line on white paper with a red grid.  

– dscott @ openhealth.com

21 September 2001
Ver: 0.2
HL7Lib
http://hl7lib.sourceforge.net/
This is an attempt to produce a simple, correct HL7 library that can be embeded in projects to enable rapid development of powerful tools and robust interfaces. I intend to provide the same interface in C, Perl and Tcl. If someone else cares to implement the same library in another language (python perhaps) I will add a contrib section to this package and happily include it as well.  

– dscott @ openhealth.com

21 September 2001
Ver: 3.5.1
DICOMScope
http://www.offis.uni-oldenburg.de/projekte/dicom/soft-docs/soft03_e.html
DICOMscope is a free DICOM viewer which can display uncompressed, monochrome DICOM images of all modalities and supports a calibration of the monitor according to DICOM part 14 as well as the new Presentation States. DICOMscope offers a print client (DICOM Basic Grayscale Print Management) which also implements the optional Presentation LUT SOP Class. The development of this prototype was commissioned by the “Committee for the Advancement of DICOM”.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

21 September 2001
Ver: 3.5.0
DCMTK – DICOM-Toolkit
http://www.offis.de/projekte/dicom/soft-docs/soft01_e.html
DCMTK is a collection of libraries and applications implementing large parts the DICOM standard for medical image communication. It includes software for examining, constructing and converting DICOM image files, handling offline media, sending and receiving images over a network connection, as well as demonstration image storage and worklist servers. DCMTK is is written in a mixture of ANSI C and C++.  

– dscott @ openhealth.com

21 September 2001
Ver: 3.2
FixIT
http://www.uku.fi/atkk/fixit/english.html
FixIT is a portfolio of systems development toolkits for client/server applications based on VA’s FileMan Data Base Management System at the server. The client-server communication is currently based on VA’s Remote Procedure Call Broker. Delphi-FixIT is based on Inprise’s (formerly Borland) Delphi at the client side, and intended for Windows clients. Web-FixIT is a functionally equivalent toolkit based on the web browser technology, Java and Inprise’s JBuilder. International versions of both toolkits are available as freeware. FixIT is particularly intended for modernizing existing departmental information systems in hospitals, as well as for developing new ones.  

– dscott @ openhealth.com

21 September 2001
Ver: 210501
EViewBox
http://eviewbox.sourceforge.net/
Eviewbox is a Java application that allows you to view many kinds of images, including medical DICOM images.  

– dscott @ openhealth.com

21 September 2001
Ver: 1.5
Stanford Medical Informatics – Protege
http://smi-web.stanford.edu/projects/protege/
Prot�g� provides an integrated knowledge-base editing environment nd an extensible architecture for the creation of customized knowledge-based tools. It is the tool used in PRODIGY to develop evidence based guidelines.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

21 September 2001HHLBI Palm OS Applications
http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/palmapps.htm
The U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is making a series of Palm OS applications and treatment guidelines and releasing them into the public domain. Initial applications include: 1) Clinical Guidelines on Overweight and Obesity in Adults, 2) Asthma Treatment Guidelines, and 3) a BMI calculator.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

21 September 2001Black Sea TeleDiab (BSTD)
http://www.telemed.ro/web_bstd/Trio_new.htm
Black Sea TeleDiab is a multidisciplinary joint research project within the Health Telematics Programme to promote the exchange of diabetes related healthcare information in the Black Sea region. The aim is to develop standardised software for the collection, storage and transfer of medical information and health care data. The systems use an architecture based on the Good European Health Record (GEHR) which was developed within the Advanced Informatics in Medicine Program.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

21 September 2001PhysioNet
http://www.physionet.org
PhysioNet offers free access via the web to large collections of recorded physiologic signals and related open-source software. PhysioNet is a public service of the Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals, funded by the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

27 August 2001
Ver: 0.0.0
AccessGP Practice management system
http://www.accessgp.com/
AccessGP is a free multi-user General Practice Management System written in Microsoft Access and running under Windows 95, 98 and NT. It is an integrated, sophisticated program that is freeware. It can be modified and further distributed as long as no charge is made and the source code remains open. This project is a hobby and I encourage others to share and modify the software. It is really only for those who are confident with Microsoft Access and computers.  

– dalmolin @ openhealth.com

27 August 2001
Ver: 0.0.0
Gnotary
http://www.gnumed.net/gnotary
Gnotary is an e-mail service to help prove that medical (and other) records have not been modified after a certain date. As opposed to handwriting and chemical changes of ink and paper over time, digital records can be altered without leaving a trace, even serial backups on CD-ROMS can be made retrospectively, so it might have little value in court. You simply email a message to any gnotary server, and pronto – an email comes back with a digital signature certifying that your email has been received at a given date. If you alter the content of the original email, the verification of the signature does not work any more.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

27 August 2001
Ver: 0.0.0
GNU Medical Record Project
http://math-cs.cns.uni.edu/~okane/cgi-bin/gnumed/gnumed.cgi
This work involves the design and implementation of decentralized, web based medical record systems. Current application packages: 1) A prototype patient record system, 2) A hierarchical medical record browser, 3) A relational data base medical record browser, 4) A patient data collection instrument. The applications packages are written in an enhanced dialect of the Mumps language which includes support for web server development and SQL server storage of the data.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

27 August 2001
Ver: 8.1.4
Raynux: OpenSource and Radiology
http://www.rad.unipd.it/progetti/raynux/rayUK.php3
The project goal is to realize a wide radiologic software laboratory which is completely free and Opensource, without any commercial limitation. Everyone can partecipate as user, tester or developer; you can register yourselt in the Register Section. You can find at now a RIS software (ESO) and image & report distribution software that are developed at The University of Padova, Dept. of Medical & Diagnostic Sciences and Special Therapies.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

27 August 2001
Ver: 0.0.0
e-HealthCare: Advanced Home Healthcare Environment
http://ehealth.sourceforge.net/
A research program from Link�ping University that focuses on the applicability of new information technology for home based care and other forms of healthcare that are not conducted within hospital walls (such as mobile/ambulatory care). Specific components are: * Health Pilot (a general research platform), * Diabetes Health Pilot, and * Heart Health Pilot  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

27 August 2001
Ver: 0.0.0
MedZope
http://www.medzope.org/
Medzope allows users with no knowledge of HTML or web-design to quickly produce effective websites and intranets for their medical/healthcare organisations. Via simple WYSIWYG forms, doctors, nurses, managers, administrators, even patients can work on the site through their web-browser, while the site-manager controls access rights to different sections.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

 

Non health care specific

 

Last UpdateDescription
18 September 2002
Ver: 0.8.0
Omega
http://home.clara.net/finch/
An implementation of the ANSI M-Technology (MUMPS) standards.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

13 May 2002ANU Data Mining Group High Performance Record Linkage
http://datamining.anu.edu.au/projects/linkage.html
Administrative and other health data collections nowadays contain millions of records, and frequently thousands of new entries are added daily. Often, several data sets have to be linked to obtain more detailed information. As most data is not primarily collected for data analysis purposes, a common unique identifier is missing in many cases, and so probabilistic linkage techniques have to be applied.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

15 April 2002
Ver: 2.2
JIV: A 3D Image Data Visualization and Comparison Tool
http://www.bic.mni.mcgill.ca/users/crisco/jiv/
JIV is a Java software for visualization and side-by-side comparison of multiple 3D image datasets. While it was originally designed for remote data access (through the WWW), it can be used as a traditional (local) application as well. Features: – highly portable and platform-independent: it can be run with a common Web browser. – can cope with slow network links (for remote access) – uses a simple and platform-independent 3D image data format, and accepts arbitrary volume samplings. – displays gray-level (intensity) image data with a user-controlled color-mapping; also provides merged (blended) views of pairs of images. – an efficient mouse-based user input scheme provides fast roaming through the volume, and continuously adjustable zoom and pan.  

– crisco+jiv @ bic.mni.mcgill.ca

4 April 2002
Ver: 4.0.0
EsiObjects
http://esiobjects.sourceforge.net/
An Object Oriented Programming Language and Development Environment – Extending ANSI MUMPS / M. EsiObjects provides all of the features needed to transform existing M databases through virtual objects and expose those objects to the enterprise via standard, open middleware technology (Corba, COM, OQL). More importantly, EsiObjects is fundamentally equipped to build new applications with real objects. Combining these capabilities offers the organization a migration path for their M applications.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

18 February 2002BIC Software Toolbox
http://www.bic.mni.mcgill.ca/software/
The Brain Imaging Software Toolbox contains software for building, manipulating, and using models of brain function and image sets from scanners. The toolbox contains tools for basic operations, visualisation, advanced image processing, pipelining image analysis, and statistical analysis.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

13 November 2001
Ver: 6.1
CLIPS
http://www.ghg.net/clips/CLIPS.html
CLIPS is a productive development and delivery expert system tool which provides a complete environment for the construction of rule and/or object based expert systems. CLIPS is being used by numerous users throughout the public and private community including: all NASA sites and branches of the military, numerous federal bureaus, government contractors, universities, and many companies. CLIPS has been used in some health care research contexts.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

8 October 2001�gypten — Secure E-mail
http://www.gnupg.org/aegypten/
The German Bundesamt f�r Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (Federal Agency for IT Security, also known as BSI) has contracted with the German Free Software companies Intevation and g10 Code and Swedish platform-independent software company Klar�lvdalens Datakonsult for its Sphinx secure email project. The three companies’ Project �gypten will focus on making Open Source email programs KMail and mutt compatible with Sphinx, which include standards S/MIME and X.509v3.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

1 October 2001
Ver: V4.2-002
Sanchez GT.M M/Mumps platform
http://www.sanchez-gtm.com/
GT.M[tm] is a vetted, industrial strength, transaction processing application platform consisting of a database engine optimized for high TP throughput and a compiler for the M (aka MUMPS) programming language. GT.M is open-source freeware on x86/Linux.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

30 September 2001
Ver: Linux
frontpath ProGear
http://www.sonicblue.com/progear/index.html
ProGear is a revolutionary Information Appliance that combines your business application with wireless connectivity, touch screen technology, and handwriting recognition into a lightweight, portable device. This device is a Linux / Transmeta based slate computer. The company is seeking healthcare VARs.  

– brianbr @ openhealth.com

Other Project Lists

 

August 13 Open Source Clinical Computing Applications
   

This is a project list maintained by Informatics Review.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

August 13 Open Nurse – the nursing open source network
   

Are you a nurse and interested in the potential of the Open Source movement within nursing and healthcare?

If so, do you want to join a group of like-minded nurses (and other health professionals) to make sure the nursing voice is heard?

The aim would be, similar to the wider Open Source Health Care Alliance (OSHCA), to provide a collaborative forum within which to promote and facilitate open source software in nursing and healthcare. The group would also work with other bodies, such as the IMIA Working Group (provisional) on Open Source, and other relevant organisations in nursing, healthcare, informatics, education, and other pertinent fields.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

April 15 Debian-Med
   

Home page of the debian-med project. The goal of Debian-Med is a complete system for all tasks in medical care which is build completely on free software.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

April 11 Open Source Clinical Computing Applications
   

This is a list maintained by The Informatics Review: e-journal of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

April 11 Linux Medicine-HOWTO
   

Some pointers to Linux software (mostly GPLed) for the medical sciences (medical applications, Medline and other bibliography tools, applications for veterinarian medicine and others).

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

April 11 DMOZ Open Directory listing for Linux health care projects
   

This reference contains links to projects and articles about health care software for Linux. There are subtopics for Medical Billing and Practice Management.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

October 12, 2001 Sourceforge list of Medical Science Applications
   

This is another index of open source resources in health care. Since it is part of a much larger index, it gets good coverage of applications in this area.

There is another topic area: Bio-Informatics that also contains relevent projects.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

March 28, 2001 Linux Med News
   

The Linux Med News site provides news and lists of open source medical projects.

 

dscott @ openhealth.com

March 28, 2001 OIO Library at www.TxOutcome.Org
   

This is a community index using the OIO/Zope software as the method for structuring the information.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

March 28, 2001 SPIRIT Index
   

This multilingual index still under development is the replacement for this list.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

March 28, 2001 M�decins Auteurs de Sharewares Et Freewares (MASEF)
   

This group maintains a list of freeware and shareware applications for physicians and patients. The site is in French.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

January 25, 2001 Open Source resources related to health
   

This is an index maintained by Yves Paindaveine of open source links and links to related information. It includes sections on standards, mailing lists, events, documents of the European Union, News, and other useful open source resources.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

 

Open source health care user stories

 

September 2 Vista Monograph
   

This collection of monographs serves as an introduction to VHA developed software that comprises a large part of our integrated hospital information systems. Applications are grouped as follows:

  • Administrative and Financial
  • Clinical
  • Infrastructure

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

May 28 Royal College of Physicians: Specification of core requirements for clinical information systems in support of secondary care
   

The Academy of Colleges Information Group (ACIG) has produced this document to support clinicians involved in the procurement of information systems for secondary care. The document lists a set of basic requirements for clinical information systems for secondary care (Hospitals). This gives the users point of view for such systems.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

January 14 Korea migrates 120K civil servants to Linux desktop
   

The Korean government is to buy 120,000 copies of Hancom Linux Deluxe this year, enough to switch 23 per cent of its installed base Microsoft user to open source equivalents.

By standardising on Linux and HancomOffice, the Korean government expects to make savings of 80 per cent, compared with buying Microsoft products.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

December 6, 2001 IBM Builds Computer Grid For Breast Cancer Diagnosis And Screening
   

Built with open standards, the University of Pennsylvania Grid is a massive distributed computer that delivers computing resources as a utility-like service over the Internet. Enabling up to thousands of hospitals to store mammograms in digital form, the Grid will provide analytical tools that help physicians diagnose individual cases and identify cancer “clusters” in the population.

Just as electricity is delivered to homes over an electrical grid, Computing Grids allow geographically distributed organizations to share applications, data and computing resources. A new model of computing, Grids are clusters of servers joined together over the Internet, using protocols provided by the Globus open source community (Globus.org) and other open technologies, including Linux.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

October 19, 2001 System Helps Doctors Spot Unusual Health Trends
   

Describes a practical application of the open source software developed by Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs (U.S.) for infectious disease tracking.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

October 12, 2001 Testimonial for use of GNU tools in Hospitals
   

This short article describes the experiences of Christian Mondrup using free software tools to build a database system that manages organ transplant waiting lists used by hospital departments in the Scandinavian countries.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

June 28, 2001 An Alternative Voice: How the Tech-Poor Can Still Be Software-Rich
   

This article makes an excellent case for open source for development.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

May 30, 2001 Open source practice management resources
   

These pages are not trying to start yet another Open Source Practice Management System Project. They rather want to serve as a resource for the existing projects.

A subpage contains a list of requirements for practice management systems in Germany.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

April 19, 2001 Linux Is Exactly What The Doctor Ordered
   

Global telemedicine network chooses Red Hat for Linux implementation, marking vendor’s first foray into health care.

“Last month, though, the Medical Center of Boston International (MCBI) announced it will rely on Red Hat to facilitate the kind of treatment described above. It’s the first time a U.S. health-care organization will base its entire operating system on Linux.”

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

March 31, 2001 First Dutch Hospital on Linux
   

This is an interesting user story talking about the rollout of HISCOM on Linux across Dutch hospitals. “At this moment seven other hospitals are planning the same switch to this Linux-based HIS.”

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

March 21, 2001 REALTIQ — Re-Aligning Tissue Quantification
   

This is an article on a commercial medical software program targetted at the Linux platform.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

February 24, 2001 Linux in the Enterprise (Linux Business Connection)
   

“How do I convince my boss that Linux is an excellent operating system for business use?”

It’s a question that Linux users around the world have been asking. People who have used Linux know it is technically superior — and let’s face it, you can’t beat the price. Now we need to convince the people who aren’t familiar with Linux. The Linux Business Connection aims to help.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

October 30, 2000 Open source could save NHS
   

“The cash-strapped NHS would benefit from adopting open source software such as Linux, according to health service experts.”

This article is a recap of the British Medical Journal article and contains stories of early adopters of Linux and open source in the UK health system.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

June 16, 2000 Red Hat Linux to Power Global Telemedicine Network
   

The Medical Center of Boston International, Inc. (MCBI) will leverage Red Hat Linux as the operating system (OS) backbone for the first Internet-based global telemedicine infrastructure on the Linux platform.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

June 2, 2000 Volunteers Wire Guatemalan Hospital With Linux
   

Igancio Valdez

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

May 1, 2000 Loran Kinnetics Assures Health of Alta Bates Hospital’s Network
   

“Selection criteria that most interested Alta Bates’ technical staff included Kinnetics’ powerful capabilities, use of the Linux operating system, and its ease of use and deployment.”

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

March 30, 2000 LinuxMedNews
   

The purpose of this site is to facilitate, amplify and begin the process of fundamentally changing medical education and practice into a more effective, fair and humane enterprise using modern technologies.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

January 1, 2000 Medicine Australia
   

MedicineAu, the online journal of medicine, was established in 1995. Its aim is reflected in its motto, “Sharing knowledge between Australian doctors”. It relies on the generous contributions of health practitioners from around the world for its material and is dedicated to making all material available free of charge.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

August 27, 1999 911 Calls Linux
   

This is a link to a press article about how the 911 Center in St. George Utah has switched to Linux for client workstations. It is another illustration of how people are using open source products in mission critical health care contexts.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

August 1, 1999 Walton Centre HISS and Linux Case Study (UK)
   

The HISS systems running on this Linux system, run the hospital, which can now proudly claim to be Powered by Linux.

 

brianbr @ openhealth.com

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