Editor’s Note: This site is for news of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in medicine. The following is off-topic but I get these frequently enough that I will refer everyone to this story and thread in the future: I am a sophmore in college, and I have hopes to become a psychiatrist. I have heard some disheartning things about the lifestyle one leads at med school and on to residency. Can someone please tell me what a med school lifestyle is really like in terms of hours spent in class and studying, etc and how much free time one has. Also, the same question for residency, and if residency is overall harder or easier, and what the benefits and drawbacks are for each. My final question is: Can someone please send me in the direction of some good literature that explains exactly what med school IS, and not how to get into med school. The same for residency. THANK YOU SO MUCH, for who ever answers all of my (ignorant) questions.
As posted on the TKFP mailing list. A solution for running TK family practice under Windows XP (eg. on a Tablet). Read On for more information.
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 21:23:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Alexander Caldwell
Subject: tkFP + coLinux 1.0 for Windows XP uploaded to Sourceforge
OpenEMR forms for use with antiretroviral therapy (ART) and prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) are available in the Downloads for Linux section of OpenEMR. These forms are for use in clinics treating HIV and AIDS. The download zip file contains:
1. Three Forms for ART and PMTCT for use with HIV/AIDS Clinics;
David Uhlman will be giving a talk titled: Free & Open Source Medicine. David will be discussing the next generation open-source medical suite OpenEMR. OpenEMR supports scheduling, billing, and electronic medical records.
“While taking a look specifically at that project we will also be looking at what role Free & Open Source software plays in the overall industry as well as how the medical context impacts developing software. Complexities like un-standards, regulation and privacy/security concerns makes this in interesting and unique topic.” For discounted passes to this non-profit show use the promo code “newsp”. For free exhibit hall passes use the promo code “free”.
FreeMED 0.7.2 has been released by the FreeMED Software Foundation and FreeMED MA, Inc. It is recommended that all users of previous versions upgrade. This is the last major release before version 0.8.0. More information and download links are available in the main story.
This new release contains many bug fixes and new features. This release is available in tarballs or as a Debian package at the download page on sourceforge.
“Open Source for National and Local eGovernment Programs in the U.S. and EU” conference organized by The Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute (CSPRI) of The George Washington University, The Center for Open Source in Healthcare and Public Health Preparedness will be held March 17-19, 2003 (Full day Healthcare track scheduled for March 18) More info can be found here: http://www.eGovOS.org The full announcement is enclosed.
Open Source in Healthcare and Public Health
Call for Speakers and Participation
(please forward to other interested parties)
Conference: Open Source for National and Local eGovernment Programs in the U.S. and EU.
Date: March 17-19, 2003 (Full day Healthcare track scheduled for March 18)
Venue: The Marvin Center Grand Ballroom
The George Washington University
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Organizers: The Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute (CSPRI) of The George Washington University, United Nations Development Program, World Bank InfoDev, GSA, DISA, NAVY Office of the CIO, NIST, The Danish National IT and Telecom Agency
As part of the upcoming conference on “Open Source for National and Local eGovernment Programs in the U.S. and EU” organized by The Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute (CSPRI) of The George Washington University, The Center for Open Source in Healthcare and Public Health Preparedness is proud to present a one-day session dedicated to exploring and discussing the role of Open Source in Healthcare and Public Health Informatics and Emergency Preparedness.
We are pleased to invite you to submit speaking and demonstration proposals for this conference.
These sessions are designed to discuss best practices, raise awareness and share experiences among policy makers, government officials, users/consumers, universities, and industry specialists in Open Source and Healthcare, Public Health and Emergency Preparedness. The conference will draw participants from local, national and international organizations from the public, private and academic sectors.
Submission of Proposals
Please submit your proposal no later than January 10, 2003.
To submit a proposal go to:
Please check Health Care and any other relevant fields in the submission form.
Submission and editorial questions should be directed to Dr. Nick Guzman (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Policy and Regulatory Issues
* Open Source, the FDA and Software Validation Requirements of 21CFR11
* Electronic (Computerized) Health/Medical Records
* Open Source and HIPAA Compliance
* Open Source and Open Standards
* Open Source and the National Health Information Infrastructure
* State/Local Government Uses of OS for Healthcare and Public Health
* The Role of Open Source in Homeland Security
* Open Source in BioSurveillance and Disease Tracking
* Open Source in Public Health and Emergency Preparedness
* Open Source and Distributed Intelligence for Rapid Emergency Responses
* XML Web Services in Healthcare, Public Health and Emergency Preparedness
* Open Source XML Solutions
* Open Source and Enterprise Architecture
* Demonstrations of Open Source Projects in Healthcare and Public Health
* Open Source in TeleHealth and TeleMedicine
* Open Source Applications for Medical Imaging and Pathology
* Open Source for Medical Simulations and Training
* Open Source for Distance Learning
* Open Source in Medical and Health Sciences Education and Training
* Open Source in Training First Responders and Healthcare Providers
* Potential of Open Source in IT Training of Healthcare Providers
* Open Source in Biomedical Research
* Open Source in Bioinformatics
* Business Cases: OSS and Total Cost of Ownership in Healthcare
* Open Source Empowering People with Disabilities
* Open Source and Section 508
* Open Source Licenses and other Legal Issues in Healthcare
Dates to Remember
Deadline for speaking proposals: January 10, 2003
Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2003
Final submissions due: January 31, 2003
Conference: March 17-19, 2003
Healthcare sessions scheduled for March 18, 2003
We look forward to your participation.
Nicolas J. Guzman, M.D.
The George Washington University School of Medicine
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, ACC 4-425
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 741-2283
Direct: (202) 741-2291
Fax: (202) 741-2285
OpenEMR.net provides a complete download to the development version of SQL-Ledger modified for accounting use with OpenEMR. The download can be found in the Downloads for Linux section. Accounting for OpenEMR will allow clinics to manage accounts receivable, print patient statements, and, with additional customization, upload your patient statements to your medical claims clearing house for processing and mailing. The new accounting features for OpenEMR include:
For those who are interested in getting under the hood of medical imaging applications, we have put together a virtual community of practice. OpenRAD has a repository tracking about 40 projects in the PACS space with an RSS news aggregator engine that automatically captures project updates. We are also compiling a tutorial series to demystify DICOM, the medical imaging standard. We are seeing a great deal of activity in this area and want to help people in finding the right tool to solve their problem.