I’m happy to announce the release of the development version 0.0.47
Medical is a free Health and Hospital Information System, with the goal to provide a universal high quality e-Health environment, specially for countries and provinces with low resources.
This version includes the basic inpatient (hospitalization) and outpatient functionality.
The Open ISES Project (http://openises.sourceforge.net) is very proud to announce its latest offering. “Call and Pump” is a web-based training program for the general population (http://emstraining.eduforge.org/medical/public_trng.html) and is the first offering in the Open ISES Project’s public training section. As the focus of citizen CPR turns more towards compression only CPR, this training program can help meet that need. This training project comes from our friends with the Call and Pump project (http://www.callandpump.org) in Wisconsin.
Are you a practice, clinic or any other health care institution that is using medical open source software in daily routine? And wasn’t it quite hard for you to find the right software, to get it up and running and to finally customize it to your needs without having any experienced users or reference sites at hand?
Even a high number of downloads or a strong ‘activity percentile’ of an open source software project doesn’t tell you anything about the suitability for your purposes and in general about the stability and efficiency that are required for successful clinical practice.
Medical imaging is an essential, non-invasive, routine activity performed by radiographers and radiologic technologists. It is a discipline of the health profession which involves using technology to capture images of the human body.
Imaging capturing devices for medical purposes use the DICOM image format. DICOM is an acronym for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine. It is the standard open image format used to handle, store, print and transmit information in medical imaging. This article focuses on software that lets you view images generated from DICOM devices.
The current <a href=”http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/va-working-aviva-next-generation-vista”>press release</a> on the VHA’s plans to upgrade VistA/CPRS are up.
Buried in the story is a tantalizing reference to the possible use of open source, modular approach using multiple development teams. Could this be the opportunity for VA-open source collaboration?
The conference Review Committee is seeking proposals for presentations based on “real-world” organizational experiences, evaluations, case studies or research papers relevant to the conference themes of SOA and Improving Health through Technology.
Please indicate whether you are recommending your submission for the Executive Summit, the Functional Track, or the Technical Track. Topic may include (but aren’t limited to):
In developed countries, healthcare workers represent a significant proportion of the working population. For example, in the United Kingdom, more than 1 million people work for the National Health Service, a publicly funded healthcare system. Medical software therefore has a huge market to tap. Whatever stage of a country’s economic development, health care is one of the most important elements in society.
A surprise hit at this year’s SCALE expo in Los Angeles was a presentation by a Dentist from Scotland who had come to DOCHS last year to learn more about open source software for healthcare. After becoming dissatisfied by his proprietary practice management software, he decided to create his own open source solution – and become his own, one-man open source project! The result was Open Molar: http://openmolar.wikidot.com/start
– And it all started at the DOCHS conference.
Open Source Community, below is a letter that you can personalize and post on the public comment website. It is very important that you do this, the policy and the press is on fire and our duty is to educate our policy makers.
2 things you must do to help:
Post your letter here: http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#submitComment?R=0900006480a7c4a8 And fax, email, or cal your representatives.
Can someone compose a letter, short, clear, and to the point? The letter needs to hit the big points of how the open source paradigm addresses the problems. This will be the letter that the open source community embraces and uses to inform our policy makers by fax, email, in person. DEADLINE for public comment MARCH 15. That means do it now!